Gonyea, James E, 86

Gonyea

James E Gonyea was born 9-25-1925 and died 8-28-2012 in Anoka, Minnesota

He passed away at the age of 86 after a long fought battle with leukemia, pancreatic and kidney cancers.

He is survived by his children; Toni Palmer, Dawn Gonyea and Kelly Gonyea and his sister Mary Lou Ebel.

He was preceded by his parents Allie and Marguerite , his brother Ken and his daughter Bobbie Grammer.

He was a great dad who raised 4 daughters on his own in a time when that was quite unusual. We definately gave him a run for his money.

Dad left high school a year early to enlist in the Army. He was a WWII Vet. He was assigned to Charlie Co. 387th Infantry Regiment 97th Infantry Division. He finished High School after the war. He married Patricia Howard and moved to California where they later divorced. Dad worked as a Civil Engineer for McClellan AFB until his retirement after 30 ye ars. He was also in the Air Force Reserves where he was an Advisor during the Vietnam Conflict.

He will be missed by his grandchildren; Larry & Shannon Grammer, Jeremy & Amanda Palmer, Stephanie & Joshua Gonyea and his great granchildren; Michael & Dillon Grammer, Tyler & Madison Warwick, Taeshia Jackson, Grace and Mollie Allen, Michael & Adienna Gonyea and numerous nieces and nephews.

He loved Country, John Wayne and strawberry shortcake. He will be greatly missed.

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