She was the mother-in-law of Maureen Gruenke, Bookstore, and the grandmother of Garrett Gruenke ’08 and Mariah Gruenke ’12.
Deir died suddenly on Sunday; a memorial service will be held today in Lake Elmo.
She was the mother of Robin King Cooper, School of Professional Psychology, and mother–in-law of Charles M. (Mel) Gray, Opus College of Business.
He was the father of Ea McMillan Porter, College of Applied Professional Studies, and the father-in-law of Louis Porter II, doctoral candidate in Organization Learning and Development.
The accident happened on Interstate 94 during heavy snow, fog and strong winds.