Tricounty News

Sarah Grunewald, 9

Sarah Grunewald of Watkins died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, at the University of Minnesota Hospital in Minneapolis, after a brave battle with cancer. She was 9.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, at St. John 's Lutheran Church in Kimball with Rev. David Milz officiating. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the church. There will be a prayer service there at 7 p.m. Burial will be in the Kimball Cemetery following the funeral.

Sarah Marie Grunewald was born Feb. 10, 2001, in St. Cloud to Michael and Jill (Wendroth) Grunewald. She was a member of the fourth-grade class at Eden Valley-Watkins Elementary School and St. John's Lutheran Church in Kimball. She enjoyed crafts, reading, and playing with friends; she also loved babies and animals.

Sarah was preceded in death by grandfather Reuben Wendroth, and uncles Kevin and Brian Wendroth.

She is survived by her parents Mike and Jill Grunewald and brother Carter of Watkins; grandparents David and Martha Grunewald of Annandale, Stan and Bea Marple of Eden Valley; aunts and uncles Patty and Kevin Osterling of Duluth, Tammy and Neal Jude of Maple Lake, Chad Grunewald of Annandale, Mark and Berta Wendroth of Eden Valley, Mary and Larry Theis of Paynesville, Andrea and Steve Ruhland of Eden Valley, Jay Wendroth of St. Louis Park, Jeff and Julie Wendroth of Eden Valley; also several cousins.

Pallbearers will be Chad Grunewald, Mark Wendroth, Jay Wendroth, and Jeff Wendroth. The organist will be Lori Rippentrop. Arrangements were by Dingmann Funeral Care of Kimball.