No funeral services will be held per her wishes. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date with family and friends.
Mrs. Gruber was born March 1, 1961, a daughter of Donald and Penelope Eckerson. She graduated from Stevens Point Area Senior High School in 1979.
She was married to Donald H. Gruber March 29, 1980.
She was employed at the NewPage Biron Paper Mill for 20 years, retiring in April 2013.
She was an avid waterfowl hunter for many years and took trips with her husband to North Dakota.
Survivors include her husband, Donald; one daughter, Nikki (Joel) Burdick, Stevens Point; one son, Tanner (Stephanie), Marshfield; her parents, Donald and Penelope Eckerson, Plover; two brothers, Jeff (Shelly) Eckerson and Josh Eckerson, both of Plover; and two grandchildren, Zachary and Stella Burdick.