Charles “Chuck” R. Gruhl

Charles Richard Gruhl, 77, died Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at his home with his family by his side.
Chuck was born November 6, 1939 to Frederick “Bud” and Mabel (Johnson) Gruhl in Hawley, MN. He graduated from Hawley High School in 1957. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed at RAF Alconbury. He worked in the tire industry for over forty years. He married his best friend Sharon Whaley July 12, 1969. They lived together for nearly fifty years. They have two daughters, Sheila and Wendy. He enjoyed spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife; daughters; son-in-law Adam; the best grandkids ever, Carrie and Joey; as well as his siblings Gary (Candice) Gruhl, Curt Gruhl, and Sandra (Dan) Thimgan.
Funeral service was Saturday, March 11, 2017, 11 a.m. at Central Lutheran Church in Elk River. Visitation was Friday, March 10, 2017, 5-8 p.m. at Dare’s Funeral Home, 805 Main St. NW in Elk River, also one hour prior to the service at church. Interment was in the Orono Cemetery in Elk River. Arr. by Dare’s Funeral Home, 763-441-1212.

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