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Harold Grenz

September 19, 1926 ~ October 30, 2017 (age 91)

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Harold Grenz, 91, passed peacefully into the arms of his Lord on Monday, October 30, 2017, in Sunnyside, WA.  

Harold was born in Artas, South Dakota, on September 19, 1926 and moved with his parents and family to the Yakima Valley in 1936.

On October 29, 1948, he married Betty Van Corbach, from Granger, WA, and together they made their home near Zillah, where they raised their 3 children.  Harold and Betty's 69th wedding anniversary was just the day before his passing.

He is survived by his wife, Betty of Sunnyside, and sons, James (Kay) of Mount Vernon, WA, Larry (Carole) of Santee CA, and daughter Doris Gill (Don) of Sunnyside, WA; one brother, Larry Grenz and sister, Marlene McCloud, both of Zillah; 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.  Harold was preceded in death by his parents, Adam and Martha Grenz, son, Calvin, grandson, Jason, two sisters, Olivia and Ella and a brother, Alvin. 

Harold was a farmer at heart all his life, but after 20 years as an orchardist, moved into Zillah where he and Betty enjoyed their retirement years.  Harold also worked at James Rivers Paper Products in Sunnyside for over 38 years.  He enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening, playing cards, and visiting family and friends.  He will be greatly, greatly missed.

Viewing and visitation will be held on Friday, November 10, from 5 to 8 pm at Smith Funeral Home, 528 South 8th Street, Sunnyside. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 11, at 1 pm at Faith Community Church, 300 West Centennial Drive in Zillah.  In lieu of flowers, memorials in Harold’s name may be given to Faith Community Church Memorial Fund in Zillah. Those wishing to sign Harold's online memorial book may do so at  Smith Funeral Homes in care of arrangements. 



 Service Information

November 10, 2017

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Smith Funeral Home
528 S. 8th St.
Sunnyside, WA 98944

Memorial Service
November 11, 2017

1:00 PM
Faith Community Church
300 W. Centennial Dr.
Zillah, WA 98953

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