Sunday, April 3, 2016



ADDRESS: Colorado Springs, CO; A former Medford area resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Tuesday, March 15 at Colorado Springs, CO

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: a private family only graveside service will take place at 2:45 PM on Saturday, April 16 at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery - Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza

PUBLIC VISITATION: 4-7 PM on Friday, April 15 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford where there will be a 7:00 PM Catholic prayer service held that evening

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 13, 1965 at Marshfield

EDUCATION: Medford Area Elementary & Middle Schools, 1983 graduate of Medford Sr. High School, attended UW-Eau Claire and received a degree in health and physical education from UW-La Crosse

MARRIAGE: November 11, 1989 at Gurnee, IL to Brian Brown and they were divorced in Dec. 2013

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education, she taught at youth camps for a period of time. After her marriage, they resided at Duncan, AZ, Prescott, AZ and Darlington, WI where she taught physical education while in AZ. They moved to Medford and took over the family oil business for a short period of time. Then they moved to Colorado Springs, CO where she was a health & physical education teacher until ill health. She enjoyed teaching swimming to adults, hiking and traveling.

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Zachery (Julie) Brown, Dylan D. Brown and Courtney Marie Brown all of Colorado Springs, CO

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother – Jon Gruny of Chippewa Falls, WI

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers – Mark “Spanky” Gruny in 2001 & Michael Gruny in 2014

SURVIVING PARENTS: Mother – Irene (Smith) Gruny of Medford

DECEASED FATHER: Robert J. Gruny in 2008

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to Holy Rosary School of Medford
-For online condolences, please visit