In loving memory of

Dana C. Gruber
June 19, 1955 - October 27, 2021

Dana C. Gruber, age 66 of Prairie City, passed away on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at Pella Regional Health Center. Memorial services will be held on Monday, November 1, 2021 at 11:00 am at Coburn Funeral Home in Prairie City. The family will greet friends beginning at 10:00 am on Monday at the funeral home. Condolences may be left for the family at

The son of Clarence Ralph and Frances Marie (Williams) Gruber, Dana was born on June 19, 1955 in Des Moines, Iowa. On May 20, 1978, he was united in marriage to Shirley Stravers. Dana worked as a carpenter retiring 4 years ago. He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, hosting clay shoot outs for several years for friends and family and loved Westerns. Dana wasn't a guy with a lot of words, but was one with a big heart and always there with a helping hand.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Shirley; a daughter, Brenda (John) Lillard; a son, Danny (Shelby) Gruber; four grandchildren, Stone, Titan, Ivy and Sylus; two sisters, Gladys (Dennis) Kadner and Paulette Weir and a brother, Chris Gruber. Preceding him in death were his parents and two brothers, Silas and Mitch.


Mark Cooper wrote on Nov 1, 2021:

"Rest in peace Bacon"

Mark Cooper wrote on Nov 1, 2021:

"so sorry to hear of the loss of Dana..hard working & family man that I always looked up condolences to Shirely & all family....Great guy & I will always remember him"

Deb Jones wrote on Oct 30, 2021:

"Gladys and family, We are very sorry for your loss."

Robyn Bollenbaugh wrote on Oct 29, 2021:

"We loved this man like a brother. It is a great loss"

Marlynn Overturff wrote on Oct 29, 2021:

"So sorry for your loss Shirley and your family! Thoughts and prayers for you all. "

Mary Thornburg wrote on Oct 29, 2021:

"Shirley and family, I was so sorry to see that Dana had passed away. You are all in my thoughts and prayers! "

Becky Dawson wrote on Oct 28, 2021:

"So sorry for your loss. So many memories in good old Runnells. Prayers for strength for all of you "