David A. Grunwald, age 78, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, ironically the first snowfall of the year since he was known to love warm summers. He was born in Oshkosh on July 31, 1944, the son of the late Alton and Dorothy (Nigl) Grunwald. On August 22, 1970 he married Carla Rumlow at Christ Lutheran Church, Oshkosh. David was proud to serve as a Marine for over four years at Camp Pendleton. He was a firefighter for the Oshkosh Fire Department for 27 years. Further, he ran David Grunwald Construction for many years. David was active and enjoyed jogging, swimming, shooting pool, muscle cars, racing and was an avid fan of professional wrestling. He will be remembered for being a handyman and always willing to help family and friends.
David is survived by his wife of 52 years, Carla; and children: Sean (Colleen Saunders) Grunwald and Kristi (Zane) Smoot; brothers-in-law, Al Rumlow and Don (Nancy) Rumlow; sisters-in-law, Barbara (Gary Egnoski) Litjens and Linda (Chuck) Rohloff; good neighbors: Jane, Jack and Phyllis, and Sharon; many nieces and nephews; and grand-dogs: Max, Millie and Little G. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Audrey (Bob) Hable.
There will be a private celebration of life held at a later date.
The family extends a special thank you to Compassus Hospice for their wonderful care, and family and friends for reaching out and being there for the family.