David Gruman

David Bruce Gruman

Tuesday, November 12th, 1957 - Sunday, January 12th, 2020
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David Gruman, age 62, of Dover, TN passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2020. Dave was born in Brookfield, WI on November 12, 1957. He graduated from Brookfield Central High School in 1975. David married Tammy in 1982. He worked for over 25 years for Gruman Construction, Inc. of New Berlin, WI. He retired to Dover, TN in 2012, where he enjoyed time with many friends. Although “retired”, Dave soon found himself happily working for Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency. “Grandpa Big” enjoyed visiting his grandchildren and was an avid sports fan.

David is preceded in death by his parents Karen and Lawrence Gruman. He is survived by his wife, Tammy Gruman of Dover; Daughters: Heather Kohls (Matthew) of Milwaukee, WI, and Kristina Laurishke (William) of Sussex, WI; Grandchildren: Tierra, Dwight, Carlos and Faith Laurishke; and, Siblings Joel (Sharon) of Delafield, WI, Thomas (Gail) of Brookfield, WI, Robert (Makela) of Sugar Hill, GA, and Tricia Muesbeck (Dale) of Sun Prairie, WI.

The funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the Fort Donelson Memorial United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. at the Fort Donelson Memorial United Methodist Church. Services will conclude with a luncheon at the church. Pallbearers will be Rob Gruman, Joel Gruman, Dale Muesbeck, William Lauriske, Matt Kohls, and Tom Gruman. Honorary pallbearer will be his grandson, Dwight Lauishke.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are appreciated in the care of Anglin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 100, Dover, TN, 37058.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 18th, 2020 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Saturday, January 18th, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Fort Donelson United Methodist Church
    424 Church St.
    Dover 37058
  • Service

    Saturday, January 18th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, January 18th, 2020 1:00pm
    Fort Donelson United Methodist Church
    424 Church St.
    Dover 37058
    Rev. Don Bailey
    Robert Webster
  • Interment

    Stewart Co. Memorial Gardens
    Spring St.
    Dover, TN 37058
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Paul Sitarz

Posted at 11:44am
Dear Tammy,Heather & Kristina. Very saddened to read of Dave's passing. You have our deepest sympathy. He was an excellent soccer coach at Lake Country United,and I and Bridgette very much enjoyed being associated with Dave. Had many tough matches and tougher tournaments, but Dave got the girls through them,usually with great results. Always enjoyed Wave & Admirals games with the Grumans. Best wishes to all, kathy,Paul & Bridgette Sitarz.

Raymond Wersel

Posted at 06:24pm
My condolences to the Family. I am a bricklayer and worked for Larry Gruman at one time after MaCon closed up. I am 2 years younger then David and ran into him on job sites all over Milwaukee metro area. My dad was also a bricklayer from Germany so we all knew each other. David and his brother Joel I remember seeing most. Joel and I where building homes in 2005 in the same subdivision, Oak Mont, in Waukesha. I still see Lois Vogel and Frantzel Lerner, longtime employees of Larry Gruman Co. Loui worked way into retirement and only recently slowed down he must be 85 or so.
I'm so sorry that Dave past so early I'm sure his family will miss him greatly. There was a gentle friendliness about him.

Raymond Wersel

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