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Douglas "Doug" E. Gruber

April 16, 1947 — December 29, 2022

Fishers

Douglas "Doug" E. Gruber

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Douglas "Doug" E. Gruber, 75, of Fishers, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at his home.  He was born on April 16, 1947 to Sam and Frances (Lunsford) Gruber in Dayton, Ohio.

Doug proudly served his country in the United States Navy.  He worked for SYSCO Food Service and retired after 35 years.  Doug married Janie Huggins on September 6, 1969.  He was a Mason, earning a membership to the Scottish Rite, and a 22-year member of Christ the Savior Lutheran Church.  Doug was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, and was an active member of the community of Vandalia, Ohio for over 30 years.  He and Janie moved to Fishers, Indiana, 22 years ago.  Doug could often be seen on nice days driving his John Deere lawnmower.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Janie Gruber; son, Scott (Nora) Gruber; daughter, Jodi (Brad) Phillips; grandchildren, Nate Gruber, Seth Gruber; step-grandchildren, Maija, Quinn, and Laine Phillips; step-great-grandchild, Kehton Phillips; brother, Sam "Sonny" Gruber; sisters, Brenda (Jim) Hawkey and Joyce (Mike) Ramby; as well as several nieces & nephews.

In addition to his parents, Doug was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Mary Gruber; and his nephew, Jeff Gruber.

Indiana visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, January 6, 2023 at Randall & Roberts Fishers Mortuary, 12010 Allisonville Road, in Fishers, Indiana.  
Ohio viewing will take place on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, with Funeral Services at 1:00 pm, at Zerkle Funeral Home, 11900 N. Dixie Drive, in Tipp City, Ohio.  Burial will follow at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens in Tipp City, Ohio.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at Christ the Savior Lutheran Church, 10500 E 126th Street, in Fishers, Indiana.  A dessert reception will follow at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Processing Center, PO Box 863765, Orlando, FL 32886 (https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/shc); or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 (www.stjude.org).

Condolences:  www.randallroberts.com

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Friday, January 6, 2023

5:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)

Randall & Roberts Fishers Mortuary

12010 Allisonville Rd, Fishers, IN 46038

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