Grunewald was born in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) on 16 May 1937. He attended university in the Netherlands, graduating with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He served as an officer in the Royal Netherlands Air Force and moved to the United States in 1960.
Starting in 1961, Ernst worked for KitchenAid/Hobart and Whirlpool, mostly with the dishwasher appliance. Although he formally retired in 1997, he continued to work in various roles until 2013. He enjoyed mentoring and spending time with his coworkers.
Ernst married his wife Peggy Jo in 1961. They have two daughters, Jovilin and Peggy.
Grunewald’s friendship and work will be forever appreciated by SC 59A and WG 2. He will be fondly remembered by all those who had the privilege to know him. The IEC deepest sympathies go out to his family and colleagues.
* now MT (Maintenance Team) 2