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William Grunewald

Male 1905 - 1979  (74 years)


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  • Name William Grunewald 
    Born 25 Aug 1905  Dale Twp., Cottonwood, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 20 Apr 1910  Dale Twp., Cottonwood, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    1910 US Federal 
    • in the Ernest Grunewald household. Enumerated were ERNEST Head M W 40 M2 4yr Ger-Ger-Ger 1893 Na Farmer Owned/Mortgaged Farm; KATHY Wife F W 21 M1 4yr 2/2 children living Russia-Russia-Russia 1890; ERNEST Son M W 11 S Mn-Ger-Russia; FRANK Son M W 8 S Mn-Ger-Russia; HELLEN Daughter F W 7 S Mn-Ger-Russia; WILHELM Son M W 4 S Mn-Ger-Russia; JOHNIE Son M W 3 S S Mn-Ger-Russia; IDA Daughter F W 2 S Mn-Ger-Russia.
    Census 30 Jan 1920  Dale Twp., Cottonwood, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    1920 US Federal 
    • in the Earnest Grunewald household. Enumerated were EARNEST Head Own/Mortgaged home M W 50 M 1891 Na 1898 Pommern-Pommern-Pommern Farmer; KATHRENA Wife F W 30 M 1892 Na 1898 South Russia-South Russia-South Russia; EARNEST Son M W 20 S Mn Pommern-South Russia Works Out; FRANK Son M W 18 S S Mn Pommern-South Russia Farm Laborer; HELENA Daughter F W 17 S Mn Pommern-South Russia Farm Work; WILLIAM Son M W 14 S Mn Pommern-South Russia; JOHN Son M W 13 S Mn Pommern-South Russia; IDA Daughter F W 11 S Mn Pommern-South Russia; LILLIAN Daughter F W 7 S Mn Pommern-South Russia; ABRAHAM Son M W 4 9/12 S Mn Pommern-South Russia; ANNA F Daughter F W 4/12 S Mn Pommern-South Russia
    Died 27 Nov 1979  Windom, Cottonwood, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
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    Funeral Memorial Card 30 Nov 1979  Windom, Cottonwood, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    American Lutheran Church 
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    Buried 30 Nov 1979  Lakeview Cemetery, Windom, Cottonwood, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Obituary 5 Dec 1979  Windom, Cottonwood, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cottonwood County Citizen 
    • William Grunewald
      William Grunewald, owner of the Grunewald Gravel Co. in Windom for many years, died Nov. 27 at the age of 74.
      Funeral services were held Friday at the American Lutheran Church in WIndom with Rev. Joseph Nystuen officiating.
      Music was provided by organist Mrs. Clayton Owen and soloist Duane Arness.
      Gerald Hanefeld and Ronald Ihrke were ushers.
      Burial followed at the Lakeview Cemetery in Windom.
      Casket bearers we Lehnart Thompson, Jack Schaffer, LeRoy Besser, John Berge, Jim Donahue and Alan Staples.
      William Grunewald, the son of Ernest and Helen Wolf Grunewald, was born on a farm in Dale Township on Aug. 25, 1905. He attended rural schools in Cottonwood County and was baptized in the Lutheran faith.
      On Oct. 29, 1932, he married Cleo May Fricke at Rev. Olson's residence in Windom. They became the parents of three daughters and one son. One daughter died in infancy.
      The Grunewalds operated a gravel business during their married years. Their son, Ed, worked with his parents and took over operation of the business in 1978, when Bill retired from active work. Mrs. Grunewald died April 28, 1978.
      Grunewald was confined to his home most of the past three years, where he ws cared for by his daughter Cynthia.
      He was a faithful member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 22 years.
      Those who survive include: his children, Mrs. Calmer (Cynthia) Hanson, Mrs. Kenneth (Mary Lou) Walinga and Edward, all of Windom; 10 grandchildren; two brothers, Frank of Windom and Abe of Jackson; and seven sisters, Mrs. Helen Davids Egers of Bingham Lake, Mrs. Ida Conrad of Beaverton, Ore., Mrs. Charles (Lillian) Baldwin of Glendale, Calif., Mrs. Virgil (Frances) Dyer and Mrs. Alreda Walton, both of Altadena, Calif., Mrs. Perry (Violet) Powers of Sanger, Calif. and Mrs. Wilford (Avis) Runyon of Fort Dodge, Iowa.
      He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one daughter, two brothers and one grandchild.
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    Person ID I6007  Brendas Branches
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2014 

    Father Ernest E. Grunewald,   b. 25 Nov 1869, Felde, Ammerland, Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1931, Mountain Lake, Cottonwood, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Helena Wolf,   b. Cal 7 Mar 1879, , , , Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1905, Windom, Cottonwood, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 26 years) 
    Married 5 Feb 1899  Carson Twp., Cottonwood, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
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    Family ID F1961  Group Sheet

    Family Cleo Fricke,   b. 26 May 1914, Bingham Lake, Cottonwood, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1978, Windom, Cottonwood, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Cynthia Grunewald,   b. 20 Aug 1934, Windom, Cottonwood, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 2003, Windom, Cottonwood, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    +2. Mary Lou Grunewald
     3. Edward Dean Grunewald
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F1244  Group Sheet