Richard Ernest Grewelle, Sr
December 25, 1924 - July 2, 2021
Richard Ernest Grewelle, Sr, age 96 passed away peacefully on July 2nd, 2021, in Spokane, WA. He was born on December 25th, 1924, in Kelso, WA. He attended Kelso HS in 1942.
Richard was a career Navy Sailor and retired after nearly 30 years of honorable service. He entered the Navy at 17 and was trained as a Hospital Corpsman (HMC). During WWII he was sent to Omaha Beach, Normandy on D-Day June 6th,1944. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, French Foreign Legion, Army Combat Medic Medals. He also served in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
Richard enjoyed driving as a hobby, to visit family or just an excuse to drive to the local store. He loved watching Little League Baseball, Seattle Mariners, especially the Army-Navy football game!
Richard was married to Betty Grewelle (Hageman) for 73 yrs, before her passing in 2019. He is survived by their six children, son Richard Grewelle, Jr, son Ronald Grewelle, daughter Judy Secrest, son Gary Grewelle, daughter Carla Shaffer, and son Kelly Grewelle. There were 21 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.
Military Ceremony held at WA VA Cemetery on August 13th. Celebration Life Service held at Spokane First Shadel Campus, Spokane, WA at Noon on August 13th. Reception to follow.