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Karl Francis Grassl


1934 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Karl Francis Grassl Obituary
Grassl, Karl Francis
age 81, of Scottsdale, passed away on January 30, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Diane, adored father of Lisa Benvenuto and Greg Grassl, treasured father-in-law of Michel Grassl and Paul Benvenuto and the fun grandpa of Nathan and Merin Stoneman; Dylan Benvenuto and Maya and Tyler Grassl. Karl and his twin Carol were born in Andale, Kansas on August 26, 1934 and later joined by brother Tom and sister Mary. The Grassl's moved to San Diego where Karl was an outstanding athlete at Grossmont High. He was recruited by several top universities, Karl chose A.S.U. and was a four year letterman. Following graduation, Karl represented the U.S. Army at Fort Bliss as an Undefeated Heavy Weight Boxing Champion. He owned and operated businesses in Tempe and Phoenix and had Tropicana Plant World in Las Vegas for 20 years. He enjoyed the beaches of Maui and Del Mar. He is also survived by his sister Carol Harrison; sisters-in-law Karen Grassl and Sus
an Rose; brother-in-law Jim Rose and longtime friend Lee Lovaas. There will be a Celebration of Karl's Life at Messinger Pinnacle Peak Mortuary, 8555 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd in Scottsdale at 1:00pm on Saturday, February 13, 2016.
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Published in The Arizona Republic on Feb. 7, 2016
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