We lost our dear brother Jackie Gruending to the ravages of multiple sclerosis in August 2021 at age 57. My sister Charlene Dobmeier and I have produced a memorial booklet released through her publishing company Kingsley. It briefly combines Jackie’s personal history along with that of our family and community, complete with a good sampling of photos.
Jackie’s was in many ways an ordinary life, but one suffused with quiet courage and decency. This is our way of saying a loving farewell to our younger brother while cherishing his memory.