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Walter Paul Grunwald
December 27, 1931 ~ February 3, 2024 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Walter Grunwald, 92, of Sedona, Arizona, passed away on February 3, 2024, leaving behind a reputation as an internationally respected and sought-after plant engineer in the flour-milling industry. Born in the tiny village of St Johannisberg, Germany, at 16, Walter apprenticed with his father, a master mill builder and at 21 emigrated to Canada and then to Detroit where he met his wife of 57 years. Walter worked in the flour milling industry his entire career – his expertise was in remodeling and maintaining flour mills. He worked in Detroit, Cleveland, Winona, MN, Clifton, NJ and Buffalo and was recruited for jobs in Bulgaria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and St Vincent before retiring to Port Charlotte, Florida. In his personal life, Walter was a jackof-all-trades and could repair or build just about anything. He also had a beautiful voice and loved to sing in both German and English. In 2020, Walter relocated to Sedona to be near his son and enjoyed surveying the red rocks, looking for areas that he could name based on their shape. Walter is preceded in death by his wife, Alice Karagozian Grunwald, and leaves behind his son Mark (Beth) of Sedona, AZ, daughter Michele of Hurdle Mills, NC, three grandchildren, two great grandchildren and his brother Helmut of Naples, FL. Per his wishes, a memorial service will be held this spring to reunite Walter with Alice at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit, MI.
“In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association”