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Roman R. Gruna

October 1, 1941 ~ March 14, 2020 (age 78)


Roman R. Gruna, 78, Ringle, died Saturday March 14, 2020 at home under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services and his family.


He was born October 1, 1941, in Wausau, son of the late August Sr. and Marcella (Glodowski) Gruna.  On August 30, 1969, he married Barbara Gorski at St. Ladislaus Catholic Church in Bevent.  She survives.


Roman proudly served his country in the U.S. Army.  Prior to his retirement, Roman had been employed with Drott/J.I. Case.  In his retirement years, he had worked for the D.C. Everest School System in the custodial department and was particularly proud of his Zamboni driving.  He enjoyed fishing, canning the produce from the home garden and was especially fond of helping in the St. Agnes kitchen for funeral dinners.


Survivors include his wife, Barbara, one son, Duane J. (Jennifer) Gruna, Hatley, one grandson, Brady, his siblings, August Jr. (Grace) Gruna, Bevent and Agnes Wanta, Schofield, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Brian Gruna, and his siblings, Harry, Ernest, John, Leonard, Ambrose, James, Hank, Thomas, Lydia Brzezinski, Theresa Cherek, and Evelyn Wierzba.


Due to the recent state of Wisconsin health restrictions the funeral Mass will be private.


Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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Private Services

St. Agnes Catholic Church
6101 Zinser Street
WI, 54476 US

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