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Jack Gruhl

August 16, 1942 - May 31, 2016

Prayer Service - Thursday

June 02, 2016
- 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Visitation - Thursday

June 02, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Funeral Service - Friday

June 03, 2016
- 10:00 AM

St. John Lutheran Church, Fargo

Visitation - Friday

June 03, 2016
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

St. John Lutheran Church, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

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Jack Gruhl

August 16, 1942 - May 31, 2016


Jack Richard Gruhl, 73 passed away May 31, at his home in Fargo, ND.

Jack was born to Alfred and Irene Gruhl in St. Ansgar Hospital Moorhead, MN on August 16, 1942.Jack grew up on the farm near Hawley, MN. Jack graduated from Hawley High School in May 1960 and from Moorhead State in 1968 with a degree in graphic arts. Jack married Bonnie Broe of York, ND on Sept 20, 1964. Jack taught at Fargo South High until 1969. Then the couple moved to St Cloud, MN where Jack got his master’s degree in graphic arts from St. Cloud State University. In 1972 he ran the print department in St. Cloud State until moving back to Fargo, ND in 1974. Jack than worked for Pierce Company selling printing supplies and equipment for 2 years. He bought Instant Graphics Inc. in 1977. He worked selling printing supplies and equipment to ND, SD, and part of MN. Later in business his son Chris started working for the business. They sold Instant Graphics January of 2001. Jack and Bonnie had 3 children, Chad, Chris and Craig. He is survived by his wife Bonnie, Fargo, ND, his son Chad of Denver, Co, Chris (Lynn), Fargo, ND. 2 grandchildren, Adam Gustafson and Christopher Gustafson and 4 great grandchildren, his sister Jan Fleming of Sioux Falls, SD. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Irene Gruhl, his son Craig Gruhl and brother-in-law Don Fleming.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. followed a prayer service at 7:00 Thursday June 2, at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center. The funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 1710 5th St. S. in Fargo, with visitation one hour before the funeral. Burial at Riverside Cemetery, Fargo.


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4 responses to “Jack Richard Gruhl”

  1. Diane & Kevin Phipps says:

    Uncle Jack, You have touched so many lives. Always there when we needed advice, support and a shoulder to lean on. Kevin & I love to spend time in Fargo with you, Bonnie, Chris & Lynn. We went home with a smile last weekend being able to spend time with our family on such a nice day! I know there’s family & friends greeting you in heaven, but you will always be in everyone’s hearts here.
    Until we meet again…
    Diane & Kevin
    P.S. tell my sister in heaven she better behave herself!!

  2. Paul Ostby says:

    Bonnie, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your sons with passing away of Jack. He put up a heck of a fight. But he is now a better place…

    Paul Ostby- Schwans Home Service

  3. Kristine Lunde says:

    Uncle Jack, you and Bonnie were more like grandparents to me then a great uncle and aunt. Thank you for always being there to support me as I grew up and attending all my school functions. You were a great influence in my life and I would think some of my business “savvy” traits I got from you! We will miss you, but we know you are in a better place.

  4. Roger Anderson says:

    High school classmate – thoughts and prayers for the family

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