OBITUARY

Fenton Grahnert

June 10, 1923December 21, 2012

Fenton Grahnert, 89, died at home in Sifton, WA, Dec. 21, 2012. He was born June 10, 1923 in Rapid City, SD to Wilhelm and Bessie (Brown) Grahnert. He moved to Clark County, WA in 1938, residing there until his death.

Fenton married Marjorie French in 1942 and joined the Marine Corp in 1943. He served in WW II when he was wounded during the battle of Okinawa.

He was a long-time member of the VFW Post 7824 in Vancouver. Fenton was a butcher and meat cutter all his life until he retired. He was an avid rock hound, wood carver and oil paint artist.

Fenton is survived by sons, James (Carol) of La Center, WA and Wesley (Sandy) of Vancouver, WA; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marjorie; his longtime companion, Marie Engle; daughters, Susanne and Linda; grandson, Michael; and granddaughter, Melissa.

Viewing will be held Mon., Dec 31, 2012, one hour prior to the funeral service which will begin at 1:00 p.m. at Vancouver Funeral Chapel, 110 E 12 St., Vancouver, WA. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.

Services

  • Funeral Service Monday, December 31, 2012
  • Committal Service Monday, December 31, 2012
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December 16, 2013

I just read about "Gabby" in "Bringing Mulligan Home." A war hero. Even though my departed father was also a WWII vet, reading about Gabby's experience was special because he lived locally.

John-Ridgefield

Patty Wilson

March 14, 2013

I am so sorry. I just found this. My thoughts and prayers are with you all and I know my mother (his cousin), Evelyn Grahnert Lockhart, is showing him around in heaven.

Carol Grahnert

January 29, 2013

January 29, 2013

Thank you, Wes and Sandy, for continuing to have this remain online. Very generous of you. Love you both. Jim and I will miss him so very much. Our lives have been so enriched by his love and generosity. Miss you Dad.

Fenton Grahnert

January 28, 2013

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January 28, 2013

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January 28, 2013

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January 28, 2013

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January 28, 2013

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January 28, 2013