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Wayne Grunwald

July 30, 1936 — September 12, 2023

Sheboygan

 

Wayne Grunwald, age 87, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, after he fought a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born in Sheboygan on July 30, 1936 to the late Erwin and Serena (Wagner) Grunwald. He graduated from Central High School in 1954. Wayne proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1954 until 1956 and then served one year in the National Guard. On September 7, 1957, Wayne married Ann Kuhlow in Sheboygan Falls. He was a lifelong member of St. Marks UCC, where he served two terms on the consistory and also was on the cemetery board for many years. He operated the family farm for over 30 years. Wayne was also a machinist at Hayssen Manufacturing for 13 years and drove for Roehl Transport for ten.

Wayne was a jack of many trades and loved the challenge of learning something new. He was the designer and general contractor of building their earth home. He loved life, woodworking, traveling, especially road trips, dancing, card playing, attending the county fair, making firewood, but most of all his family and faith meant the world to him.

Wayne is survived by his loving wife, Ann; children, Joan Baganz, Glenn (Terri) Grunwald, Michael (Carol) Grunwald, Todd (Stacy) Grunwald, Kurt (Sandy) Grunwald, David (Tammy) Grunwald; grandchildren, Robert (Margarita) Baganz, Patrick (Holly) Baganz, Sara (Pete) Christy, Mark (Francesca) Grunwald, Andrew (Elizabeth) Grunwald, Dan Grunwald, Lucy Grunwald, Jacob Grunwald, Ben Grunwald, Katharine Grunwald, John Grunwald, Luke Grunwald, Peter Grunwald, Alex Grunwald, Andrea Grunwald, Adam Grunwald, Faith Grunwald, and Bradley Grunwald; 7 great-grandchildren, Avet, Caleb, Logan, Jackson, Autumn, Serena, and Leah; a brother, Roy (Karen) Grunwald; nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Along with his parents, Wayne was preceded in death by an infant son, Gary Grunwald.

A Memorial Service for Wayne will take place at 11:30 AM on Saturday, September 30, 2023, at St. Marks UCC, W1307 Orchard Rd. in Cleveland with Pastor Patrick Schultz officiating. Family will greet visitors at church from 9:00 AM until the time of the service.

Memorial donations can be made in Wayne’s name.

The family is thankful for the dedicated care from Dr. Barnes, Dr. Bettag, and Amy Clark, along with the staff at Sheboygan Cancer & Blood Specialists. They are also grateful for our pastor Patrick Schultz, family and friends that are praying with us and for us. The care shown from the Howards Grove and Haven first responders will never be forgotten, thank you.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Wayne Grunwald, please visit our flower store.

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Visitation

Saturday, September 30, 2023

9:00 - 11:30 am (Central time)

St Marks United Church-Christ

W1307 Orchard Rd, Cleveland, WI 53015

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Memorial Service

Saturday, September 30, 2023

11:30am - 12:30 pm (Central time)

St Marks United Church-Christ

W1307 Orchard Rd, Cleveland, WI 53015

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