Loretta Mae Gruber of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away peacefully on Friday, September 24, 2021, in Port Charlotte, Fla., at the age of 84. She was born on July 28, 1937, in Taylor, Mich., to George and Alma Blanchard.
She was married to Francis Gruber from September of 1966 until his death in 1999. Loretta was engaged to Robert Miller prior to his death in 2014. In addition to being a mother and grandmother, Loretta worked hard as a farmer for many years and was employed at Tecumseh Products in Tecumseh and Essex Specialty/Dow Chemical Company in Hillsdale.
She is survived by her children: Robert Bable, Michael (Joy) Gruber, Mary (Brian) Vallieu, and Frank (Rose) Gruber; her sisters Evelyn Lang and Ruth O’Neill; along with nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Francis, fiancé Robert Miller, sister Marian, sons Dennis and Patrick, and granddaughter Megan.
Donations in her memory can be made to the Jonesville District Library or Tecumseh United Methodist Church. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.