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In Memory of

Kenneth Roy Grunewald

March 15, 1929 - February 28, 2017

Obituary


Kenny Grunewald passed away peacefully on February 28, 2017 at his home. He was born on March 15, 1929 in Louisville, Kansas to Frederick and Etta (Dodgion). Ken married Joyce Mackey on March 15, 1953 and raised four children along with Joyce's two younger sisters.

Kenny and his family moved to the Yakima Valley when he was three years old and in January of 1951 he joined the US Army where he served in the Korean War, earning a Korean Service Medal, Bronze Service Star and a United Nations Service Medal. With an honorable...

Kenny Grunewald passed away peacefully on February 28, 2017 at his home. He was born on March 15, 1929 in Louisville, Kansas to Frederick and Etta (Dodgion). Ken married Joyce Mackey on March 15, 1953 and raised four children along with Joyce's two younger sisters.

Kenny and his family moved to the Yakima Valley when he was three years old and in January of 1951 he joined the US Army where he served in the Korean War, earning a Korean Service Medal, Bronze Service Star and a United Nations Service Medal. With an honorable discharge, Ken returned to Yakima. His passion was hunting and fishing, especially his hound dogs and the people he met with the same love for them. He very much enjoyed the hunting and fishing trips with his children, grandchildren and friends. He was a successful each farmer and every year people would start calling early in the season to assure they would get a box of his peaches. Ken was the type of man whose handshake was his word and you would be proud to all him your friend.

Kenny is survived by his daughter Deb Bolt and her sons, Craig (Lacy), Mike (Ashley) and Justin (Shannon); sons Steve (Lori) and their daughters Ashley and Kaley; and Chris (Cindy) and his son Gunner. He is also survived by Val and Dick Sippola's children Casey and Terra, his great grandchildren Mike, Grace, Cora and Isabelle and numerous nieces and nephews.

Kenny was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 64 years, daughter Val Sippola, brothers Rex & Muriel (Yakima) and Lee & Lucille (Miami, Oklahoma); sisters Norma & Cal Hatfield, Ona & Wayne Barr and Grace Morasch all of Yakima.

At Kenny's request, there will be no services. Keith & Keith Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

A special thanks to Barb for her loving care of Ken, Memorial Hospice for their wonderful care of Kenny, Joyce, Kevin and Sandy for their endless supply of doughnuts.

Mom & Dad, Grandma & Grandpa, we miss you more than you know and thank you for all your love and wisdom you have given us throughout the years.