Eugene Joseph Grinnell Obituary

May 07, 2010 –

Eugene Joseph Grinnell, 84, passed away Feb. 25, 2010, after a long illness.

He was born on June 29, 1925, in Mayetta, Kan., to the late Joseph and Nellie Grinnell. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Navy from 1942 to 1947.

Eugene married Agnes Karpierz on June 2, 1949, at Leavenworth, Kan. They enjoyed 45 years of marriage. She preceded him in death on March 13, 1994.

Eugene is survived by two daughters, Yvonne Grinnell, of Neosho, Mo., and Donna Galland and husband, Guy, of Bellevue, Wash., her daughter, Rosa Orlowski, and her three stepsons, Scott, Brandon, and Brett Galland, also of Bellevue; two brothers, Robert Grinnell, of Tiff City, Mo., and Larry Grinnell of Topeka, Kan.; several nieces and nephews, whom he loved very much; and two granddogs, Judy, of Washington, and Rascal, of Neosho. Eugene was also preceded in death by a special friend, Mary Fisher, of Grove.

Services will be at a later date.

Condolences may be sent to the family in care of Yvonne Grinnell, 1501 Pineville Road, Apratment 7A, Neosho, MO 64850.

He will be loved, and missed by all who knew him.

(Courtesy of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, Mo)