Verna Girtz Gruber, 92 year old resident of Pierz, MN passed away February 13, 2012 at Harmony House in Pierz, MN. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church Buckman, MN with Father Gerald Dalseth officiating and Father Bernard Kahlhamer as concelebrant. Burial will take place in St. Joseph’s Parish Cemetery in Pierz, MN. Friends may call from 4-8 P.M. on Friday, February 24, 2012 at the Shelley-Virnig Funeral Chapel in Pierz, MN and from 9:30-10:30 A.M. on Saturday at the Church. Christian Mother’s rosary will be said at 4:30 P.M, parish prayers at 6:30 P.M., and Knights of Columbus at 7:30 P.M. on Friday at the Shelley-Virnig Funeral Chapel in Pierz, MN.