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1. Frank Kreiner
BACKGROUND: Frank (no middle name) Kreiner was born in grandma Kovacs/Kovach home on Bridge Ave & W. 54th St. The address was1857 W. 54th St., Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio. (The house is gone now). Frank did not have a middle name.
Christened on 29 Nov 1925 in the Trinity Lutheran Church in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio.
Frank met Jean in North Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio, and later Frank was working in Seattle. Jean and he corresponded until they were married back in Ohio on 10 Nov 1951 and then they moved to Seattle, King, Washington. Frank worked at The Boeing Company.
In Washington, Jean & Frank were members of the the Covington Church of the Brethern for few years. About 1963, they became members in the Kent United Methodist Church until Jan 1998.
The home address in Covington was Route #3, Box 1408, Kent, King, Washington.
In Oct 1962, Frank & Jean moved to 22830-135th Ave. S.E., Kent, King, Washington, which was the last home Frank lived it. His children sold the house within 5 months after he passed away 4 Feb 2011.
In Oct, 1994, Jean died of cancer.
In March, 1995, Sam & Ann asked Frank to along to an Elderhostal in Fairbanks, Alaska. Frank met Emily at the Elderhostal in Fairbanks.
On 7 Jan, 1996, Frank and Emily Viola Carpenter were married in the Kent United Methodist Church.
In 1998, Frank became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
10 Nov 1951 to Jeanette Kubista in the Disciple Church, North Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio, applied for license in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, in Nov 1951.
7 Jan 1996 to Emily Viola (Jacobsen) Carpenter in the United Methodist Church in Kent, King, Washington, applied for license in Everett, Snohomish, Washington, in Dec 1995.
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MILITARY SERVICE: Drafted into the army 31 Jan 1944. Took Basic Training in Biloxi, MI. Took many tests and entered the Army Air Corps. In Denver, trained as Electrical Technician on the B-29 Remote Control Gun Turrets. Was shipped to Tinian in Jan. 1945 and became a sergeant at the end of the duty in the Pacific Theater.
After the war was over, he was shipped home in Feb. 1946. Received Honorable Discharge at Separation Center at Camp Atterbury, Indiana on 24 March 1946, Army serial number: 35927897, (Vol 97, Page 273).
EDUCATION: Went two years to public elementary schools in Parma, Cuyahoga, Ohio. Then six years to a parocrial school , Trinity Lutheran, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio. Went four years to Parma Schaaf High School and graduated in June 1943.
Completed the freshman year at Fenn College, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio. before being drafted & entering the military. After being discharged, continued at Fenn College. Graduated from Fenn College of the School of Engineering in June 1949 with a degree in Structural Engineer. Presently, Fenn became Cleveland State University with Fenn as the College of Engineering.
OCCUPATION: Structural Design Engineer at The Boeing Company in Seattle, King, Washington. Retired after 37 years. Returned to Boeing for about two years as a contract designer.
INTERESTS: Airplanes, Autombiles, Photography, Travel, Camping, Reading, Family History.
MEDICAL: Had surgery for a ruptured appendix on March,1938 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio.
Had prostrate removed on 11 Feb 1998 at the U.W. Medical Center in Seattle, King, Washington. PSA count and biopsy indicated the beginning stages of cancer.
In Jun 2009 while Frank was working in the yard, he collapsed on the driveway and injured his head and received a concussion. Frank was trying to recover from the fall, but as time went on, his memory started to fail him. Frank also was having trouble with his blood pressure. After a few trips to the hospital, and it was getting difficult to care for him at home, he was put into a nursing home about Aug 2010.
OBITUARY IN NEWSPAPER: Edline-Yahn & Covington Funeral Chapel - and - Kent Reporter, Kent, King, Washington - Date: February 11, 2011 - Record Number: a956477f928bb6726e154011203550bf65873a5.
Frank Kreiner was born to Sylvester and Anna Kreiner on Nov. 2, 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio.
He passed away on Feb. 4, 2011 in Kent, WA. Frank worked for the Boeing Co. for over 30 years. It was his “temporary job” as he called it. His real love was volunteer work. He devoted time to Valley Medical Center, the Museum of Flight and the L.D.S. church Family History Center. For many years Frank was a very active member of the Kent Methodist church and more recently with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
He is survived by his wife Emily Kreiner, son; Jerry Kreiner, daughter; Susan Merryman (Kevin), stepchildren; Lonnie Carpenter, Robbie Pirhadi (Ahmad), brothers; Bob, Rick (Kim) Kreiner, 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Jeanette Kreiner in 1994.
Viewing will be at Edline-Yahn and Covington Funeral Chapel Wed Feb 9th from 5-8pm. Burial will be at Tahoma National Cemetery on Thurs. Feb 10th at 12:30pm with a Memorial Service at the LDS Park Orchard Ward at 3:30pm.
Memorials may be made to:
The Alzheimer’s Association, 100 W. Harrison, #200, Seattle, WA 98119-4116 or the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, PO Box 19024, Seattle, WA 98109- 1024.
FUNERAL SERVICES - A LIFE WELL LIVED: This was read by Emily (Jacobsen) Kreiner’s sister, Alma Wagner, at the services for Frank.
Frank was born to Sylvester and Anna Kreiner November 2, 1925 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. He was their first born and was not given a middle name. Frank’s Parents were from Hungary. He spoke only Hungarian until he started school. Frank has 2 younger brothers: Bob who lives in Kentucky and Rick in Florida. (neither could be here today).
Even as a young child, Frank was very interested in airplanes. He started college then was drafted into the Army Air Corp near the end of World War II. He was stationed on Tinian, the island where the atom bombs were stored. After the war, he went back to Ohio and finished his engineering degree at Cleveland State University (Also known as Fenn College). He applied for work with the Boeing Company and was told to “come on out”, he did.
After living in Seattle for a while he went back to Cleveland and married Jean Kubista. They lived in Seattle and then moved to Covington. Both his son, Jerry and daughter, Susan had arrived by then. Soon they began looking for another place to build. They chose the present site because of its great view of Mt. Rainier. Frank designed the house and had it built, living there ever since.
Frank studied photography (with many pictures of Mt. Rainier) and became a professional Photographer after retiring from Boeing. He showed his love for the airplanes by doing volunteering work restoring planes for the Museum of Flight. He also volunteered at Valley Hospital, and at the Family History Center. He was a Temple worker for 8 years and had other callings in the church.
After the passing of his first wife, he went on an Elderhostel trip with his neighbors to Fairbanks, Alaska in early March. Emily, a retired school teacher, a resident of Marysville, who had lost her husband, was there too! They started dating and were married the following January. The next few years were filled with enjoyable trips to many places—Europe, Hawaii, and other extensive travels.
Frank has been in care centers the last few months. We appreciated all those who visited him or remembered him in prayers.
I’ve been asked to share this tribute from Frank’s son-in-law, Kevin Merryman: To my second dad, Frank Kreiner, You gave me one of the most precious things in your life, the hand of your daughter. You never looked down on me or turned me away in hard times. You were always there to help and support us. You and I always enjoyed our time together fixing things, even if it involved 4 trips to the hardware store. Even though I can’t be there on this day to honor you and celebrate your life, you will always be with me in spirit and memory. You surely will be missed. Kevin and Susan are long haul truck drivers. They drive as a team, but Kevin took the current load alone so Susan could be here today.
BURIAL: Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, King, Washington. The plot is in Section 28A, Site 230. Frank is buried in the same cemetery has his Father and Mother, Sylvester and Anna (Kovacs) Kreiner.
CANNOT FORGET FRANK’S VERY GOOD NEIGHBOR:
Frank wrote: Tragedy has struck our neighborhood this week. Sam next door shot himself on Monday. His kids and Anne are having a rough time with this. He apparently was very depressed and no one realized how badly. One of the workers and I found him in the back yard near the door to his workshop. I thought that he had a heart attack, but when I saw the pool of blood we knew better. The worker called 911. Sam was buried yesterday at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery not too far from here.
Richard Wade Huston “Sam”, born in Champaign, Champaign, Illinois on Sep. 30, 1928, Departed on May 2, 2006 and resided in Kent, King, Washington, Memorial Service: Saturday, May 20, 2006 - 10:30 AM.
Richard married Anne on June 18, 1950. He spent time in the US Navy and worked for Weyerhaeuser for 35 years as an engineer. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Kent, and American Kite Association. He enjoyed hiking, kite making, flying, gardening, and woodworking.
Richard is survived by his wife, Anne of Kent; sons; Bruce Huston of Kent, Dale Huston of Auburn, and Paul Huston of Kent; daughter; Lynn Huston of Shoreline, and brother; Ed Huston of San Diego, California.
As the story goes, Frank had some property next door which he sold the Sam Huston and his wife Anne, with the understanding they could not build a house that would block the view of Mt. Rainier from Frank's picture window. Sam agreed. One time Sam had planted an evergreen tree on his property near Frank's home which starting growing pretty tall. So, when Sam thought that tree was starting to block the view of Mt. Rainier from Frank's house, Sam cut that tree down. Anytime we visited, there was always a beautiful view of Mt. Rainier. Many times, we saw Sam feeding the hummingbirds in his back yard. Sam and Anne also attend our Mom's 100 birthday.
TEMPLE ORDINANCES: 10 Jan 1998, Baptism, Kent 3rd Ward Kent, King, Washington.
21 Aug 1998, Endowment & Sealing with Emily in the Seattle Temple, Bellevue, King, Washington.
SOURCE: Birth Certificate No. 88312 B. Registration District No. 8116. Registered No. 18020.
Have Copy of Birth Certificate. Dated March 8, 1944.
Historical Marriage License Index - http://probate.cuyahogacounty.us/ml/
Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index, Issue State: Ohio; Issue Date: Before 1951.
1. Jeanette Kubista
BACKGROUND: Jean was born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio. Her parents moved to North Royalton, Ohio about 1935. She & Frank were married in the Disciple Church in North Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio by Rev. William W. Wilson. They came out to Seattle, Washington in Nov. 1951 where Frank had been working. Jean wrote, "Frank was working in Seattle. Proposed over the phone. Bought the ring with brother Bob. (The ring) was given to me by Dad Kreiner. I felt like I was engaged to the whole family".
EDUCATION: Jean went to Elementry School, Jr. High School and High School in North Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio. She graduated from High School May or June of 1950.
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OCCUPATION: Jean worked in a book store on Euclid Ave in downtown Cleveland before marrying Frank. Living in Kent, King, Washington she worked for the Kent School District #415 as play ground teacher and later as receptionist at the business office on S.E. 256th St.
INTERESTS: Painting, cooking, photography, camping, traveling.
MEDICAL: Hysterotmy, had cyst in lower jaw was removed on Oct 1978, cyst in side, had knee surgery on 12 march 1981, had laser surgery on her eye in 1985, broke her right shoulder and was repaired with plates on 20 Oct 1986, left hip joint was replaced on 16 Aug 1993, cancer of thyroid which was removed and treated with chemotherapy and radiation but it moved into her lungs. 6 Oct 1994, Jean went into a coma and died the same evening.
BURIAL: Jean was cremated and buried in Hillcrest Burial Park, Niche #46, North Side, View Ridge, 1005 Reiten Road, Kent, King, Washington on 11 Oct 1994.
SSDI Search Results: Residence: 98042 Kent, King, Washington, Born: 19 Sep 1932, Died: Oct 1994 Issued: Ohio (Before 1951)
SOURCE: Historical Marriage License Index - http://probate.cuyahogacounty.us/ml/
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