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William David "Bill" Gruenwald, Sr.

September 16, 1966 — March 1, 2022

William David "Bill" Gruenwald, Sr.

Memorial services for William David “Bill” Gruenwald, Sr., 55, of Pawhuska, OK, were held Monday, March 14, 2022, at Johnson Funeral Chapel in Sperry, OK. Phillip Johnson officiated. Honorary Casket bearers were William Gruenwald, Jr, Daniel Gruenwald, William Gruenwald III, and Trent Wyatt.

Bill was born September 16, 1966, in Walnut Creek, CA, to Herbert Winston and Betty Dove (Elkins) Gruenwald. He passed away March 1, 2022, in Tulsa, OK.

Bill was a self-employed concrete finisher. Bill raised an awesome family. He took care of his family and friends, and anyone that needed help. He loved being there for his family. Bill was full of knowledge. He believed in God, his family and hard work. Bill enjoyed fishing, camping, coin collecting, taking road trips, talking politics, working on cars and trucks, BS-ing around, and never getting rid of anything that was ever given to him.

He is survived by his daughter, Dena Gruenwald, sons, William Gruenwald, Jr., and Daniel Gruenwald; grandsons, William David Gruenwald III, Daniel Ray Gruenwald II, Bryer Tolbert, Tuff Gruenwald, Easton Mavrick Gruenwald, Rydlee Gruenwald, and Daniel Andrew Black Jr.; granddaughters, Trinity Tolbert, and Betty Lynn Gruenwald; brother, Barrett Gruenwald; sister, Michelle Gruenwald Tharp; nieces, Melissa Wyatt, and Elizabeth Gruenwald; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Herbert Gruenwald; mother, Betty Gruenwald; brother, Herbert Winston Gruenwald II; and granddaughters, Airalin Joyce Black, and Jaiden Elizabeth Ray Gruenwald.

Arrangements and services were entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home, Sperry.

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