Mary Ann Grunewald, 89, passed away on September 6, 2021, at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice Center in Sheboygan Falls.
She was born on March 30, 1932, in the town of Herman, to the late Ernst and Aurelia (nee Klaves) Luecke. She graduated from Plymouth High School in 1950. On December 06, 1952, Mary Ann married Harvey Grunewald at Trinity Lutheran Church, where she had been both confirmed and baptized as well. Mary Ann enjoyed sharing her faith and serving her Lord in multiple ways at Trinity Lutheran Church, including being the organist for over 50 years, being a Sunday School teacher, being a choir director, also involved in the Christian Woman's Fellowship and making quilts for Lutheran World Relief. Throughout Mary Ann's lifetime she had been employed at Franklin Mutual Insurance and Morningside Nursing Home but holding various roles for over 23 years at Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center.
Mary Ann loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed gardening, canning fruits and vegetables, baking and cooking (especially German potato salad and "pan cookies") for her loved ones, cross-stitching, playing cards and games, having picnics with special friends and car rides with Harvey to see the fall colors and travel to see family and friends.
Mary Ann is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Harvey Grunewald; their children, Steve (Barb) Grunewald, Jan (Debbie) Grunewald and Laurie (Alan) Doty; grandchildren, Michael Grunewald, Jason (Amanda) Grunewald, Douglas (Linnea) Grunewald, Mandy (Gordon) Heffernan, Paul (fiancé Leah) Doty, Andy (Megan) Grunewald, Thomas (Sarah) Doty and Matthew (fiancé Emily) Doty; 11 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and friends further survive.
Along with her parents, Mary Ann was preceded in death by a granddaughter Angela Grunewald, her sister Virginia (William) Krupp and brother Carl Luecke and father and mother-in-law Arno and Hertha Grunewald.
A Funeral Service for Mary Ann will take place at 1:00 PM on Friday, September 10, 2021, at Trinity Lutheran Church, W2776 State Hwy. 32 in Howards Grove, with Rev. Bert Mueller officiating. Family will greet visitors on Friday, at church, from 10:00 AM until the time of service. Mary Ann will be laid to rest in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Those who choose to watch Mary Ann's service virtually can do so on www.zimmerfuneralhome.com on her obituary page.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Mary Ann's name.
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