Sebastian, Fla. - Kenneth E. Grondahl, 88, of Sebastian, formerly of Palm City, passed away May 3, 2014 at Sebastian River Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 10, at the Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Palm City, Fla. Visitation will be held Friday, May 9, from 6 to 8 pm at Forest Hills Funeral Homes, Palm City Chapel, Palm City, Fla.
He was born in Grygla, and had been a resident of Florida since 1953. He had lived 21 years in Palm City and 20 years in Sebastian. He also lived in Napes, Fla., and Alaska. He had worked for Outboard Marine Corporation for 33 years in Research and Development.
He raced swamp buggies as a young adult and, quite the outdoorsman enjoying boating, fishing, shrimping, camping and hunting. One of his passions was making knives and sheaths. He also had an art for story telling
He was of the Lutheran Faith.
He is survived by his daughter, Lisa Moore (husband Don)of Palm City; grandchildren, Douglas (wife Jamie) Grondahl II, Erick Grondahl, Bayley Moore and Carson Moore; and a sister, Ardell Roen of Grygla; and two great grandchildren, Jadyn and Alden Grondahl.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Maxine in 2011; son, Douglas; and sisters, Karyl Larson, Betty McMillin, Bernice Grondahl and Bonnie Grondahl and parents Henry and Bertha Grondahl.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice, in Ken’s memory.