Kenneth Clayton Holtgrave

Kenneth Clayton Eymann

Mar. 13, 1922

Jan. 10, 2014

Kenneth Eymann, 91, passed away on January 10, 2014 after a short illness. Ken was born on March 13, 1922 in Graymont, IL to Joseph and Nellie Eymann. He grew up in Pontiac, IL; enlisted in the Navy as a radio man during WWII. Upon being honorably discharged, he graduated from Wesleyan College in Michigan with a journalism degree. In 1953, Ken married the love of his life, Mary Ann Moran. They were married 55 years until Mary's death in 2008. Ken became the editor of a hotel magazine in Chicago, IL; then moved to Minneapolis, MN to be the editor of a long term care newsletter. In 1969, he became the owner/publisher of Eymann Publications, Inc. publishing 11 publications focusing on the care of the elderly, until retiring in 1999.

Ken and Mary moved to Reno, NV in 1974, where they were inseparable and enjoyed their family and friends. Ken will be known for his endless wit, inventive and entrepreneurial spirit which was evident in his career and game creations, such as Wacky Whiddles and WordSaw; but most importantly he will be remembered for his kindness to others and his charitable giving.

Ken is preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Dale and his sister, Jeanette Eymann Barnes. He is survived by his two daughters, Mary Pat Eymann and Katie Pace (Dwight); two grand-daughters, Ashley Monsey (Will) and Jessica Pace; and great-granddaughter, Riley Pace; and a nephew.

The family would like to express a deep appreciation to Home Instead and their gracious caregivers, especially Erin, Jessica and Theresa, during this very difficult time.

A memorial mass will be held on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at 2:30 pm at Our Lady of The Snows Church, with a Celebration of Life reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Bishop Manogue Catholic High School.

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Walton's Funerals & Cremations - Sierra Chapel
875 West 2nd Street Reno, NV 89503

Published in Reno Gazette-Journal from Jan. 23 to Jan. 26, 2014