Colonel Lee Grosshuesch
COLONEL LEE GROSSHUESCH Colonel Lee Grosshuesch passed away on May 7, 2015, a day after his 95th birthday. He was born May 6, 1920 in Menno, South Dakota, the eldest of three brothers. He is survived by his wife, Lois, his brother, Glenn Grosshuesch, SD, his son, Gary Grosshuesch, HI, his daughters, Lindy Klaus, VA, and Gail Van De Verg, HI, and seven grandchildren. Lee enlisted in the US Army in 1942. From 1943 to 1946, he served in the 39th Squadron, in the Pacific Theater. He was a credited Ace, with eight aerial kills and the singlehanded destruction of a Japanese destroyer in 1945, for which he earned the Silver Star. Following his retirement from the Air Force in 1973, Lee was Sales Manager at the Weyerhaeuser Paper Company, HI, from 1973 to 1992. Colonel Grosshuesch's military decorations include the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, and the Air Force Commendation Medal. Lee Grosshesch will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by family and friends. Memorial Service is at 12:30 pm at Parker United Methodist Church, 45-211 Waikalua Rd., Kaneohe. Committal Ceremony is at 2:00 pm at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, 45-349 Kamehameha Hwy., Kaneohe.
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