Eugene Wesley Cronrath
Eugene Wesley Cronrath
  • April 10, 1924 - January 13, 2015
  • Harrington, Washington

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CRONRATH, Eugene Wesley '''

Was born on April 10, 1924 in Lind, WA to Ernest and Frieda (Buhl) Cronrath and the family later moved to the Harrington area in 1929 where he attended school in Harrington and graduating in 1942. Eugene married Frances Elaine Zellmer on September 20, 1952 in Harrington, WA. They continued to live in the Harrington area and raise their four children Jared, Mark, Joel and Ruth. Eugene farmed for many years and also drove school bus for the Harrington school for many years. He was a charter member of the Harrington Nazarene Church, member of the W.A.W.G, NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration). Eugene enjoyed playing with his grandchildren, bicycling, fishing, boating, race cars, car and combine demolition derbies, and watch trains from his deck. He kept track and reported the weather for Harrington for many years and made crystal radios and did some watch repairs. He enjoyed taking videos and watching older movies on his reel to reel. He enjoyed and sponsored the Harrington Opera House and was hoping for an elevator to be installed and be the first person to ride. Eugene enjoyed cooking oatmeal and raisin cookies, cherry cheesecake, he helped his mother with her rose garden and also helped repair cars for other people and was very mechanical and could fix almost anything. Eugene is survived by his wife Frances Elaine Cronrath at the home, four children Jared Arthur (and Gina) Cronrath, Mark Eugene (and Kathi) Cronrath, Joel Ernest (and Wendy) Cronrath and Ruth Elaine (and Dan) Fromm along with 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren with several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Ernest and Frieda Cronrath, three brothers Raymond, Clarence Harold and a sister Ruth. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at the Harrington Nazarene Church, 204 N. 3rd, Harrington, WA with Pastor Jim Beattie, officiating. Memorials may be made to the Harrington Nazarene Church, 204 N. 3rd, Harrington, WA 99134. Please sign the online guestbook at STRATE FUNERAL HOME, DAVENPORT, WA is caring for the family.