Bonnie Lou Gruber

Bonnie Gruber obit photo 2Bonnie Gruber embarked on her life exploration from Montevideo, Minn. on Feb. 4, 1948.  That journey concluded and a new passage began on March 17, 2013 in Cambridge, Minn.

“Go in peace…the journey on which you go is under the eye of the Lord.” Judge 18:6 (English Standard Version)

Bonnie searched for new paths to explore.  Her youthful spirit, smile and giggle accompanied her down unfamiliar yet exciting roads. Her journeys inspired her love to explore state parks, hiking, and travelling with Paul and at least one Chihuahua at her side.

Bonnie shared her love of exploration through her teaching and tutoring, as she inspired students to explore their own new paths.

And, now a Bonnie begins a new journey, exploring a new path filled with light, love and joy. And, the path she now explores will take her farther and farther away from her pain, her suffering and her illness, until it is a speck of a memory. The path ahead of her is far brighter, with infinite curiosities to explore, than the one behind her.

Bonnie’s exploration here will be continued by her husband Paul Gruber; children Andrea (Tony) Alferness and Patrick (Karen) Gruber; sister Carol Sandberg and her grandson Alex Johnson. She is also survived by loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Welcoming Bonnie into her new journey are her parents Lawrence and Cora Hendrickson.

Bonnie’s family have an appreciation of flowers, but suggest that a donation to the American Cancer Society in her name would better honor her life, her journey and her courage.

The sum of her explorations on this earth will be celebrated with a visitation on Wednesday, March 20, from 4 to 8 p.m. and a Service of Witness to the Resurrection on Thursday, March 21 at 11 a.m. (catered lunch following), both celebrations occurring at Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge Chapel. The Reverend Don Genereux, a friend of the family, will be officiating.