February 7, 1933 - June 18, 2020
Marlyn Gruhn with her 4-H steer
From the 2006 Manning Quasquicentennial History Book
Back: Scott, Charles, Bill, Clyde
Charles and Marlyn (Gruhn) Fielweber were born in Manning where they have lived all of their lives. They
both graduated from Manning High School in 1950. After graduation, Marlyn started working at the Manning Hospital as a book
keeper and receptionist for Dr. Anderson and Dr. Chandler. Charles started working as a carpenter for his father, Jake.
Charles and Marlyn were married in January 1952. Marlyn continued working at the
hospital until she started raising their three children: Clyde, who lives in
Omaha; Gwen, married Bill Jaquith, lives in Omaha; Scott, of Indianola, has two children, Cole and Rachel.
In 1960, Charles purchased a lumberyard which he and Marlyn operated for 32 years. After their children went to
college, Marlyn went back to work in local factories. Her last job was at the Manning Hospital, retiring in 2002.
Charles and Marlyn are living in retirement at 904 South Main Street.
Cole & Rachel Fielweber
Harry Karl "Charlie" and Wilhelmina (Meggers) Gruhn
Harry "Charlie" Gruhn was born in Kirkman, Iowa, on September 24, 1895.
He enlisted in the Army on July 26, 1918, and went into training at Camp Gordon, Georgia. From there he went to Camp Shelby, Mississippi.
The Armistice was signed on November 11, 1918, and he was honorably discharged on December 30, 1918, at Camp Dodge, Iowa.
Harry came home to farm, and on December 5, 1923, he married Wilhelmina Meggers. They had four children: Delton Gruhn, Wilma Wolfe, Jeanette Meyer, and Marlyn Fielweber.
Harry was a life-long member of the Manning American Legion.
Jeanette Gruhn MHS 1945
Wilma Gruhn MHS 1943
Delton Gruhn MHS 1948
1950 MHS graduates: Sue Ann Clark, Gene Dales, Charles Fielweber, Ardella Frahm (valedictorian), Lyle Fuss, Vernon Godiksen, Irwin Grau,
Marlyn Gruhn, LaVonne Hargens, Rosemary Hinz, Donald Horbach, Margie Kienapfel,
Leland Kienast, Arthur Kruse, Orrin Kuhn, Dorothy Lake, Ethel Leinen, Richard Mincey (salutatorian), Rose Ann Muhlbauer, Phyllis Musfeldt, Merlin Nulle,
Shirley Ohrt, Donald Pfannkuch, Marilyn Popp, John Pratt, Donald Puck, Lynn Rix, Marjorie Rowedder, Beverly Ruhde, Milo Sander, Sally Schrum,
Norbert Sextro, Ardella Singsank, Donnarae Strathman, Dean Stribe, Robert Tank, Dean Vollstedt, Eugene Wagner, Jeanette Willenborg
Marlyn Gruhn MHS 1950
1950 former students: Warden Allen, Florence Borkowski, Pat Cullen, DeRooy DeWilde, Arthur Erikson, Lloyd Hagedorn, Merlin Hass,
Norma Hass, Barbara Held, Ray Hill, Merlin Joens, Leonard Jorgensen, Danny Korwes, Frank Kuchel, Kathleen Lee, Bonnie McCord,
John McMahon, Duane Meggers, Tommy Mersman, Shirley Olbertz, Peggy Roggendorf, Kenneth Rohr, John Rollins, Dolores Schiek,
Dolores Steele, Virginia Swank, Bill Taylor, Marlene Vinke, Jackie Vollmer, Floyd White, Ted Wiemann
Ewoldt No. 5 country school 1941
Marilyn Grage, Teacher - Elaine Roggish, Loretta Lerssen,
Mary Jane (Grage) Rothfolk, Mildred Lechtenberg, Delton Gruhn
Marlyn Gruhn, Donald Lerssen, Gay Hockett
Delton Gruhn with his 4-H steer
Back: Jeanette, Wilma
Front: Marlyn, Delton
Wilma, Jeanette, Marlyn, Delton
Caption in the scrapbook: "Mom just said open your eyes, Delton"
Wilma, Delton, Jeanette, Marlyn
Delton, Wilma, Marlyn, Jeanette
Sandy, Delton holding Snook
Gruhn reunion on Gus Gruhn farm near Manilla - mid to late 1930s
Unmarked kids front left to right but not numbered: 1 ?, 2 Harvey Kienast, 3 ?, 4 Elmer Kienast,
5 Maynard Kienast, 6 ? girl facing away from camera
1 Augusta Lamp (wife of Frank Lamp), 2 Aurelia Lamp, 3 Evelyn Lamp, 4 Margaret Lamp, 5 Frank Lamp, 6 George Struve, 7 Fred Gruhn, 8 William Gruhn,
9 Edward Meggers, 10 Wilma Gruhn Wolfe, 11 Christine Ranniger, 12 Louie Ranniger (husband of Christine), 13 William Ranniger (father of Louie),
14 Dorathea Struve (wife of George), 15 Helen Gruhn (married Lenus Anderson), 16 Amanda (Asmus) Gruhn, 17 William Gruhn Jr., 18 Jeanette Gruhn Meyer,
19 Fern Struve Jensen, 20 Leona Gruhn Dammann (Ray Dammann's second wife), 21 William Meggers, 22 Elvira Gruhn Meggers, 23 Marlyn Gruhn Fielweber (wife of Charles Fielweber),
24 Carol Gruhn Joens, 25 Rosemary Hinz Heuton, 26 Grover Steen (husband of Ella Steen), 27 John Kienast (Bary Kienast grandfather), 28 Emma Braun Kienast,
29 Lavern Gruhn ?, 30 Ida Gruhn Anthony (mother of Lois Stribe), 31 Lois Stribe, 32 Gilmer Anthony (father of Lois Stribe), 33 Doraine Thompsen Wigg, 34 Edward Gruhn ?, 35 Lavern Gruhn ?
1 Delton Gruhn, Two boys not numbered and to Delton's left are Leland Kienast & LeRoy Kienast,
2 "Charlie" Gruhn (given name Harry Karl Gruhn), 3 Max Gruhn, 4 Margaret Gruhn Ohde (married Ray Ohde), 5 Wayne Ranniger - behind Wayne & Charles is Gilbert Kienast with bow tie,
6 Bill Meggers, 7 Marian Ranniger (wife of Gilmore Joens), 8 Charles "Pitts" Gruhn, 9 Arthur Gruhn, 10 Lester Gruhn ?, 11 Henry Gruhn, 12 Duane Meggers,
13 Betty Steen, 14 Gene Gruhn, 15 Velma Steen, 16 Ella Steen, 17 August Gruhn Jr. (father of Margaret Gruhn), 18 Minnie Ranniger Gruhn (wife of August),
19 Ethel Gruhn Seib, 20 May Delle Ranniger Engelmann, 21 Raymond Thompsen, 22 Alma Thompsen ?, 23 Ray Ohde, 24 Alma Jansen Gruhn ? (wife of William Gruhn Jr.),
25 Luella Hinz Gruhn ? (wife of Max Gruhn)
John Jacob "Jake" and Amalia "Mollie" (Wenzel) Fielweber
Art & Arlene Fielweber
Ellen Fielweber MHS 1942
Art Fielweber in back, Chuck Fielweber in front 1942
William Gruhn & Clyde Fielweber
Scott Fielweber MHS 1982
Marlyn died Thursday, June 18, 2020, at Accura Healthcare of Manning.
Visitation Monday, June 22, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Zion Lutheran Church, Manning.
Funeral Service Monday, June 22, 2020 1:00 PM Zion Lutheran Church.
Interment Monday, June 22, 2020 Manning Cemetery.
Marlyn Yvonne, daughter of Harry Karl "Charles" and Wilhelmina (Meggers) Gruhn was born February 7, 1933, at Manning, Iowa. She
grew up in Manning and graduated from Manning High School in 1950.
On January 20, 1952, Marlyn was united in marriage with Charles E. Fielweber in Manning. Three children were
born to this union. Marlyn and Chuck made their home in Manning where Marlyn was a homemaker and a
part-time cook at the Manning Hospital for 12 years.
Marlyn was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and the Lutheran Evening Circle.
She enjoyed cooking, camping, playing cards and bookkeeping.
In 2015, Marlyn and Chuck became residents of the Manning Plaza, (Accura Healthcare).
She died there on Thursday, June 18, 2020. She was 87 years, 4 months, and 3 days of age.
Marlyn was preceded in death by her husband Chuck in 2019; parents Charles and Wilhelmina; her sister Wilma
Wolf; her brother Delton Gruhn; and in-laws: Tom Wolf, Norm Meyer, Arthur
Fielweber, Arleen (Maynard) Tapps, Ermyle Fielweber, and Ellen Fielweber.
Marlyn is survived by three children: Clyde Fielweber of Omaha, Nebraska; Scott (Robin) Fielweber of St.
Charles, Iowa; and Gwen (Bill) Jaquith of Hot Springs
Village, Arkansas; three grandchildren: Cole and Rachel Fielweber and Tyler
Hahn; sister Jeanette Meyer; sister-in-law Janet Gruhn, and other relatives and friends.
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