Rosary for Lester L. Grunke,
68, of Nampa, who died Wednesday, June 5, in a Nampa hospital,
will be recited at 8 tonight at Flahiff Funeral Chapel of
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m.
Saturday at St. Paul's Catholic Church by the Rev. Jerome J.
Murray, S.J., chaplin of Mercy Medical Center, Nampa. Burial
will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Mr. Grunke, a retired carpenter, was born Feb. 18, 1917,
in Plainview, Neb., to Solomon and Mildred Morgan Grunke, and
was reared and attended school in Nebraska. He moved to the
Nampa area in 1935 and worked locally until entering the U.S.
Marine Corps during World War II where he participated in the
invasions of Tarawa and Okinawa.
He married Rose Divin on July 10, 1946, in Nampa where
they had since resided. He was a carpenter and was employed
by I.C.P. Construction Supplies until retiring in 1979.
He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife of Nampa; two sons and their
wives, Garry L. and Sharon Grunke of Boise and Kevin D. and
Trish Grunke of Nampa; his mother, Mildred Grunke of Norfolk,
Neb.; four brothers, Clyde and Calvin Grunke of Ainsworth,
Neb., Roy Grunke of Norfolk and Jerry Grunke of Houston;
Texas; two sisters, Delpha Hinman of Sioux Falls, S.D., and
Delores Lindhorst of Littleton, Colo.; two grandsons, Philip
L. and David K. Grunke; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers.
Memorials may be made to the pediatrics department of the
Elks Rehabilitation Center, Boise, or flowers may be sent.
Friends may call at Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Nampa until
9 tonight and until 9:30 a.m. on Saturday.