Benjamin William Grinwald

Benjamin William "Ben" Grinwald, 35, of Cedarburg, passed away Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at his residence.

Ben was born Sept. 5, 1975, to Diane (nee Brown) Haas and John Grinwald.

Ben enjoyed music, fishing, playing video games and loved hanging out with his son Tyler. He was a loyal hard worker, a good friend and will be fondly remembered for having a tender heart and gentle spirit.

He is survived by his son, Tyler Grinwald of Tempe, Ariz.; his mother, Diane (John) Haas of Summit Lake; his father, John (Annamay) Grinwald of Slinger; his sister, Victoria Grinwald of Butler; his brother, James Grinwald of Wausau; his grandmothers, Carol Brown of Elcho and Grace Grinwald of Hartford; and his nieces, Rachel Murphy and Sammantha Grinwald. He is further survived by many aunts, uncles, step siblings, other relatives and friends.

Ben was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Russell Grinwald and William Brown; and his nephew, Mason James Grinwald.

Memorial services for Ben will be held on Friday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. at the Shimon Funeral Home, 824 Union St., Hartford, with the Rev. Doug Livingston officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday from 4 p.m. 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

A trust fund will be established in Benís name for his son Tyler.

The Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family.