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Tricia Lyn Gruber, 47, passed away December 22, 2021 unexpectedly but peacefully. Born in Robbinsdale, Minnesota on September 17, 1974 to Terry and Roxane (Johnson) Kuehn of Corcoran, Minnesota. 

Tricia was baptized, received first communion, and was confirmed at St Thomas the Apostle Church of Corcoran, MN. Tricia was later married – also at St Thomas Church – to Gene Gruber (October 28, 1995). Tricia and Gene were blessed with three children who were the center of Tricia’s world. In addition to being a devoted mother, Tricia was a loving aunt, protective sister and cherished daughter. Tricia was also blessed to have had grandparents and even great-grandparents in her life for many years. 

Tricia had a passion for animals – especially horses, fishing, camping, and all things outdoors. She loved family and friends and had a flair for problem-solving and getting behind causes that were important to her. She’ll be remembered as someone who could be counted on in difficult times, telling it the way it was and never, ever backing an inch when she believed that she was right. 

In addition to her role as a mother, Tricia held various bookeeping and office administration positions throughout her career, but she was perhaps best suited for her role as bus driver. This position allowed her to utilize her skill in and passion for children, problem solving and standing up for what she felt was right, and those that needed standing up for. 

Tricia was to become a Grandma in the spring, and leaves behind her husband; Gene Gruber, children; Jacob (Ashley) Gruber, Kacey Gruber, Baylie Gruber, parents; Terry Kuehn and Roxane Kuehn (Johnson), siblings; Rachel (Ryan) Foss, Joshua (Krista) Kuehn, and many beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. 

Services will be held Tuesday, December 28, 2021 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM with prayer service at 2:00 PM at Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, MN. Christian burial and celebration of life will take place in the spring. 

In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made in Tricia’s name to your local animal shelter, addiction recovery center, or St Jude’s Children’s Hospital. 

Serving the family is The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo. 763-682-1363.

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  1. Laura Fiedler

    I am so sorry for your loss! I worked with Tricia and always admired her for her love of animals and for her strong beliefs.
    I hope you find comfort knowing that you are in my thoughts and prayers.


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