James “Jim” Grunder, 81 of Wilton passed away on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at his home.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at the United Methodist Church of Wilton. Inurnment will take place at Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton at a later date.
Jim was born in Muscatine to Harold “Bill” and Charlotte (Smith) Grunder. He graduated from Wilton High School in 1958. Jim married Sharon Kraklio on June 18, 1960 in Wilton.
Together with his dad and brothers he owned and operated Grunder Ready Mix for many years. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Wilton Masonic Lodge #167 AF & AM and the Shriners of Davenport.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling to his grandchildrens' events, taking his dogs for a ride, and a cold miller lite.
Jim is survived and lovingly remember by his wife of 61 years, Sharon of Wilton, his children: Greg Grunder of Rialto, CA, Brian (Robin) Grunder of Durant and Shari (Scott) Wittlake of Caryon, TX, his 11 grandchildren: Airamee & Airiana Grunder, Ty (Samantha) Grunder, Brady (Rebecca) Grunder, Nathan Paulsen, Brinn Grunder, Marisa Paulsen, Claire Paulsen, Danielle Paulsen, Barak Wittlake and Briggs Wittlake. As well as 2 great grandchildren: Finn and Olive Grunder. Three siblings: Paul (Sandy) Grunder, Roger (Carolyn) Grunder and Marcia Grunder, and a sister in law: Nancy Grunder. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Bob Grunder.
Memorials may be made to the Wilton First Responders, United Methodist Church of Wilton or Muscatine Humane Society in his memory. Online remembrances and condolences may be left at www.hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com