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Jamie Jo (Benning) Gruber

July 30, 1959 ~ January 1, 2024 (age 64) 64 Years Old

Jamie Gruber Obituary

Jamie Jo Gruber, 64, of Mondovi, WI passed away Monday, January 1, 2024 at home surrounded by her family. She was born July 30, 1959 in Mondovi, WI; daughter of George and Julie (Nyre) Benning.

She graduated from Mondovi High School in 1977. Following high school she attended UW-Eau Claire, where she received her degree in education.

On October 23, 1982 she married David Gruber at Zion Lutheran Church in Mondovi. They celebrated 41 great years of marriage together.

Jamie taught kindergarten in the Mondovi School District for 33 ½ years. She loved teaching. She also enjoyed shopping at the Mall of America, vacations in Door County, and going on evening trips to Caribou Coffee. She loved her cats and especially loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband, David; two daughters, Tracy (Aydan) Glaus of Arkansaw and Annah (Ian) Kronberg of Eau Claire; her grandchildren, Brynlee, Adalynn, and Jackson Glaus, and Baby Kronberg who is expected to arrive in June. She is also survived by her parents, George and Julie Benning; brother, David (Melissa) Benning; many other family members and friends.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Joseph and Mayme Benning, Tracy and Lloyd Nyre; uncles, James Benning, John Eberhardt, Lloyd “Jr” Nyre, and Charlie Wathke; mother and father in law, Robert and Dorothy Gruber; and brother in law, Lawrence (Larry) Gruber.

Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 PM on Sunday, January 7, 2024 at Kjentvet-Smith Funeral Home in Mondovi. Memorial services will begin at 11:00 am on Monday, January 8, 2024 at Zion Lutheran Church in Mondovi with Pastor Scott Johnson officiating, along with another short visitation time from 10:00-11:00 AM prior to the service. A private burial will be held at Riverside Lutheran Cemetery in Mondovi.

For those that are unable to attend the service in person, it will be live streamed on the Zion Lutheran Church Mondovi Youtube Channel.

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January 7, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Kjentvet-Smith Funeral Home- Mondovi

January 8, 2024

11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Zion Lutheran Church (Mondovi)

Memorial Service
January 8, 2024

11:00 AM
Zion Lutheran Church
Hwy 10
Mondovi, WI 54755


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