Moeller Funeral Home
104 Roosevelt Road
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 462-0535
 Kosanke Funeral Home
105 East Indiana Avenue
Kouts, IN  46347
(219) 766-2224
Wanatah Funeral Chapel
309 North Main Street
Wanatah, IN  46390
(219) 733-2313
Angelcrest Cemetery
Highway 49 and 600 North
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 531-8690

Maxine L. Gruel, 96 of Valparaiso passed away November 12, 2018 at Pines Village in Valparaiso.  She was born September 5, 1922 to Myron and Sarah (Henderson) Benedict and lived her entire life in Porter County, in the farm community.  Maxine was married to Sanford “Bud” Gruel for fifty-six years.  They farmed, raised a family, and enjoyed life together.  Their cottage in Rhinelander, WI was their getaway and special place to share with family and friends.  Maxine enjoyed her flowers, working in her yard and cooking for her family.  She stayed active and independent and was admired for those qualities.  Maxine is survived by her children, Lois L. (William) Kerns of New Brighton, MN and John S. (Ruth) Gruel of Kouts; three granddaughters, Angela Sutherlin, Lisa Morrissette, and Jayne Kerns-Swystun; and eight great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Sanford “Bud” Gruel; infant son, James Larry Gruel; grandson, Scott Gruel; and four siblings.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM at Moeller Funeral Home 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso with a Funeral Service beginning at 1:30 PM.  Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso.  Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church D.O.C. of Valparaiso.

Guestbook Obituary Home Local Florist