Willard Edsel Grangruth | Obituary

Willard Edsel Grangruth

Willard was born on April 2, 1932 in Menahga, Minnesota

and passed away peacefully at his home on the morning

of June 20, 2020 in Auburn, Washington.

Willard loved to have family and friends over to visit and

reminisce about the good ole times. He had a great memory

for all of his life-long experiences and adventures. He

enjoyed travelling to Minnesota to see his relatives each

year in July during their mid-summer celebrations. He

enjoyed the Holidays and family celebration gatherings

especially when they were for him with gifts, this always

brought a smile to his face. He loved to play bingo and go

to casinos and donate his money and was happy for just

the entertainment as long as he had his favorite beverage

of choice. He enjoyed watching his favorite sports,

Seahawks and Mariners, on television as well as his old

western reruns, history channel and law enforcement

shows. He also enjoyed playing sports and his real love

was bowling with his wife, family, and friends. His hobby

he enjoyed for hours was to look through boxes and tins

of old photos and tell the stories behind them all. He will

be dearly missed and was loved by everyone.

Willard is survived by his loving children Debra Lanway

(Dean), Timothy Grangruth, and Richard Kajita (Lisa)

of Kent and Kenneth Kajita (Norma) of Ocean Shores,

six grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren, and

numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins in Washington

and Minnesota.

His “Celebration of Life” will be determined at a later date

and will be held at the home residence – 26301 143rd Ave

SE Kent, WA 98042.


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