Vaun Omaine Gruesbeck, age 103 passed away on Monday, November 9, 2020. Vaun was born on August 21, 1917 the son of Arthur Alonzo and Edna Cordelia (Peet) Gruesbeck. He was a dedicated farmer all his life and married Irene A. Brown on January 11, 1945 in Morrice, MI. She preceded him in death on February 23, 2006. Vaun served in the U. S. Army from May 7, 1941 to June 26, 1945. He enjoyed doing wood working, reading and doing cross word puzzles.
He is survived by his sons, Larry V. (Kathy) Gruesbeck, Dennis ( Marge) Gruesbeck and daughter Ardith (Rick) Mulder. There are 14 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and 5 great greatgrandchildren. Siblings, Grace Luke, Marjorie Behrens and Hattie Spencer. He was preceded in death by siblings, Wayne, Myrl, Earl, William, Rolland, Vern and Rolla Gruesbeck, Ilene Corp, Margaret Jackson and Lena Mordaunt.
The family will receive friends and relatives at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home on Thursday, November 12, 2020, noon to 2:00 P.M. at which time a funeral service will be conducted by Pastor Kathy Leydorf-Keck. Burial will follow at Middlebury Cemetery with Military Honors provided by St. Johns Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
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