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Lucille Betty Gruss

d. April 21, 2009

Lucille 'Betty' Gruss April21,2009

LucilleM."Betty"Gruss,age93,ofFaribault,diedTuesday,April21,2009atthe PleasantManorNursingHomeinFaribault. Funeralserviceswillbeheldon Saturday,April25,2009at10:30a.m.attheCongregationalChurchofFaribault,United ChurchofChrist,withtheRev.NancyC.L.Peebles,pastorofficiating.Intermentwillbe heldattheNorthfieldCemetery. VisitationwillbeheldatthechurchonSaturday from9:30to10:30a.m. ArrangementsarebeingcompletedbytheParkerKohl FuneralHomeinFaribault. LucilleMarionGruss,thedaughterofEdwardand Mabel(Maxwell)Gruss,wasbornonJune22,1915inNorthfield,MN.Sheattended FaribaultHighSchoolandgraduatedwiththeclassof1933.Followinghighschool,Betty attendedSt.Mary''sHallinFaribaultfortwoyearsthenearnedherTeachingCertificate fromtheSouthDakotaSchoolfortheDeaftoteachdeafstudents.Bettyfirsttaughtin SouthDakotaandlatermovedontoFrederick,Maryland,CedarSprings,SCandfor22 yearstaughtattheMinnesotaStateAcademyfortheDeafinFaribault.Bettyloved teachingandbeingwithchildren.ShetaughtSundayschoolformanyyearsatthe CongregationalChurchinFaribaultandinretirementworkedwithCambodianfamiliesthat movedtoFaribaultteachingthemEnglish.Bettyalsoenjoyedbaking,readingandloved birds.ShewasamemberoftheFaribaultWomen''sClubandwasanactivememberat theCongregationalChurchofFaribault. Sheissurvivedbyhersister,SallyGruss ofBettendorf,IA;byfiveniecesandnephews,WendySeverns,SusanLeece,Roger GrussJr.,EdwardGrussJr.andMaryPerroneandotherrelativesandfriends. She wasprecededindeathbyherparents,byhertwobrothers,EdwardGrussSr.andRoger GrussSr.andbyhernephewChristianGruss.

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