Larry Gribler


NAPOLEON -- Larry John Gribler, 74, of Napoleon, Ohio, died Saturday, June 14, 2014, at the Napoleon Lutheran Home.

He was born February 12, 1940, in Van Wert, Ohio, to the late Ladoyt and Dorothy (Walls) Gribler. On January 12, 1963, he married Louise Anne Kiehl, who preceded him in death on June 22, 2001. Larry worked at Federal Mogul in Van Wert, Ohio, for 36 years as a millwright. He served in the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1968. He was a member of the Napoleon American Legion Post 300 and a former member of the Van Wert American Legion. He was also a member of the UAW in Van Wert. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church here in Napoleon and a former member of Christ and St. Paul United Methodist churches. Larry loved gardening and was an avid Ohio State fan.

He is survived by his son, Jeffery (Catherine) Gribler; grandchildren, Elizabeth K. and Derek J. Gribler, all of Napoleon; sister Corriene (Roger) Carpenter, Liberty Center, Ohio; sister-in-law, Pamela (Dana) Eaken, Antwerp, Ohio; brother-in-law, David (Della) Kiehl, Sarasota, Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife and unborn child.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2-8 p.m. and 10-11 a.m. Thursday at Rodenberger Funeral Home, Napoleon. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 19, at 11 a.m. at Rodenberger Funeral Home, Napoleon, with Tom Polker officiating. Interment will follow at a later date at Forest Hill Cemetery

Memorials are suggested to be made to the Gribler family for expenses. Online condolences at

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