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Dennis EINARSON "Not Bad for a Farm Boy from North Dakota" Dennis passed away Wednesday March 9th after a well fought battle with cancer. He was born September 25, 1935 to Ole and Ethel Einarson and was raised on a farm in Milton, North Dakota. Dennis is survived by Anna, his loving wife of 54 years. He is also survived by his son John (Kim) son Tom (Sundee) daughter Carrie (David) son Jim (Christy) and son Charles (Samantha) He was a loving grandfather to 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Dennis was one of 10 children. He had eight sisters and one brother. He was predeceased by sister Julia (John) Klindt sister Olivia (John) Veer sister Lorraine (Raymond) Chaput, sister Fern (Charles) Stabo brother William (Edith) Einarson sister Mavis (Allan) Akset. He is survived by his sister Joyce (Clair) Tongen Sister Beverly (George) Bleakley and sister Doreen (Irvin) Nelson and many nieces and nephews that feel his loss. Dad worked at Aerojet for forty years until his illness prevented him from working any longer. He had the opportunity to be involved in many exciting and important projects. His skills sent him to Washington DC and Pasadena California to work on projects for the space program. One of his projects will be landing on Pluto in the near future so in a way our Dad is still at work. He had the opportunity to meet several of the astronauts that eventually were on the space shuttles he had a hand in building. When it was announced that our Dad had passed away Aerojet sent out this announcement: "As the space shuttle Discovery ends her career in space, it is with great sorrow I must announce the passing of another more local, and no less important, person involved in the space program, Dennis Einarson. He was a craftsmen, mentor, and friend to many. From his days as a farmer in the 50's, Boeing in the 60's, joining us in 1970, and until his passing, he had firsthand involvement in our country's progression to space." We as his family were fortunate enough to be able to call him Dad and Grandpa "Not Bad For a Farm Boy from North Dakota" Rest in Peace Dad. Services will be held at 2:00 pm at Evergreen Washelli, 11111 Aurora Avenue North, Seattle Wa 98133. Remembrances may be sent to Dad's much loved family church, Fjalla Lutheran Church, PO Box 2, Edinburg North Dakota 58277
Published in The Seattle Times on Mar. 15, 2011
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