Gerald "Jerry" E. Gruen
July 19, 1937 - February 28, 2020
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Calvary Church
310 Kalberer Rd
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Friday 3/6, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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Calvary Church
310 Kalberer Rd
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Friday 3/6, 11:30 am
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1718 W. 350 North
West Lafayette, IN 47906
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Gerald “Jerry” E. Gruen, 82, of West Lafayette entered into the Lord’s presence Friday, February 28, 2020 at his home in West Lafayette, surrounded by his family. He was born July 19, 1937 in Granite City, IL to the late Elmer and Velma (Schrumpf) Gruen. He attended and graduated high school in Granite City, IL…

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Joyce and Marshall Deutelbaum left a message on April 21, 2020:
Jane, we were so sorry to hear of Jerri's passing. You were both the nicest of neighbors. Jerri always had something kind or complimentary to say. I remember one day when he came over with a huge bag of spent tennis balls for our dog, who loved nothing better than to chase one. I was also extremely sorry to hear of Christie's passing. I tried to send you a condolence card, but it came back to me and I couldn't find another address.Please take care of yourself and be well. Your former neighbors, Joyce and Marshall
Don Petrin left a message on March 6, 2020:
Janie and the Gruen family, I was deeply saddened to hear about Jerry's passing. I had known him for perhaps 30 years or so and considered him a good friend and tennis partner/competitor. He subbed for me in various groups when when I had a scheduling conflict, injury or illness. I remarked to him often that his forehand crosscourt shot was a thing of beauty and his instincts from Southern Illinois tennis were as good as ever. I'm not sure that he believed that, but it was the truth! Jerry was an incredibly unselfish man who always made time to listen and chat. We often conversed about world affairs and shared stories. He had a heart of gold and I miss him. My wife Linden and I are still in Florida with grandchild babysitting duties and so will miss the service at Calvary Church today, but please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers and that we grieve with you.
Laura Bowling left a message on March 6, 2020:
Tami, My condolences on your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
David & Luella Seabaugh left a message on March 5, 2020:
So glad to have the memories of our visit together last fall. May you experience the everlasting arms of Jesus carrying you through this difficult time. Our love & prayers are with you.
Andrew & Brenda Jones left a message on March 4, 2020:
Janie,our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Pam Wedding left a message on March 4, 2020:
Your family is in my prayers
Janet Lee left a message on March 3, 2020:
I am thanking God for the many happy memories of my childhood playmate who grew up to be a distinguished academic ,a loving husband and Father and a generous and caring friend to many .My one regret is that physical distance made it difficult to maintain person to person contact ; my consolation was that I knew that we were united across the miles by our faith in Jesus and love for our wonderful Parents who took such delight in Jerry's teaching career and in his commitment to his Lord , his family and his friends
Janet Lee left a message on March 3, 2020:
I am thanking God for the many happy memories of my childhood playmate who grew up to be a distinguished academic ,a loving husband and Father and a generous and caring friend to many .My one regret is that physical distance made it difficult to maintain person to person contact ; my consolation was that I knew that we were united across the miles by our faith in Jesus and love for our wonderful Parents who took such delight in Jerry's teaching career and in his commitment to his Lord , his family and his friends
Fred Williams left a message on March 3, 2020:
I had the privilege of working professionally with Jerry for many years as he performed evaluations and consultations for Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation Services. His knowledge, skills, professionalism, and consistent kindness helped many people with disabilities, and the counselors and other professionals who served them.
Fred Williams left a message on March 3, 2020:
I had the privilege of working professionally with Jerry for many years as he performed evaluations and consultations for Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation Services. His knowledge, skills, professionalism, and consistent kindness helped many people with disabilities, and the counselors and other professionals who served them.
Betsy Homan left a message on March 3, 2020:
So very sorry for your loss. May your sweet memories of your dad comfort you during this difficult time.
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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