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H. Frederick Gruhn

H. Frederick Gruhn

Male 1915 - 1974  (59 years)

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  • Name H. Frederick Gruhn 
    Born 1915  Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1939  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    undertaker 
    Military 1943  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    WW2 - Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve 
    Business 1947  Gruhn Funeral Home, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gruhn Funeral Home Ltd. 
    Church Membership St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Name Fred Gruhn 
    Residence 1974  178 Queen St. S., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-127308 
    Died 20 Oct 1974  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I127308  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2020 

    Father Rev. Herman F. Gruhn,   b. 20 Feb 1874, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1962  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Emma Louise Gorman,   b. 15 Aug 1885, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1915  (Age 29 years) 
    Married 15 Nov 1904  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F47779  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Doris Weis,   b. 1914, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F47780  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    H. Frederick Gruhn
    H. Frederick Gruhn
    image from Kitchener-Waterloo Record 1954

  • Notes 
    • Fred Gruhn dies; funeral home owner

      Frederick H. Gruhn, president of Gruhn Funeral Home Ltd., died Sunday of a heart attack his his 178 Queen St. S. residence. He was 59. Mr. Gruhn joined Lippert Funeral Home in Kitchener in 1939 and brought the business in 1947. He had operated it ever since. Born in Erie, Pa., he obtained his embalmer's licence from the Canadian School of Embalming in Toronto. He worked at funeral homes in Vineland and Toronto before coming to Kitchener. In 1943 he joined the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve and served in the North Atlantic on convoy duty. He was discharged in 1946. Mr. Gruhn was a member of the Ontario Funeral Service Association, the Central Ontario Funeral Directors' Association, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 50, the Loyal Order of Moose, K-W Naval Veterans Association, the United Commercial Travellers of America and a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. His is survived by his wife and two sons in Kitchener and a brother in California. Funeral services will be held Wednesday.


      Kitchener-Waterloo Record, October 21, 1974

  • Sources 
    1. [S74] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener-Waterloo Record (1948-1994), Obituary of Frederick H. Gruhn - October 21, 1974.

    2. [S499] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - St. Peters Lutheran CC#4509 Internet Link .
      Rev. H.F.Gruhn/ 1874-1962/ his wife./ Emily Gorman/ 1885-1915 South: Doris Weis/ Gruhn/ 1914-/ wife of/ H. Frederick/ 1915-1974

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1915 - Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - undertaker - 1939 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - WW2 - Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve - 1943 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Gruhn Funeral Home Ltd. - 1947 - Gruhn Funeral Home, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChurch Membership - - St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1974 - 178 Queen St. S., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Oct 1974 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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