Harry Lee Groanvelt, 63, passed away in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho on Wednesday, December 9, 2009.
Memorial services will be conducted at 2pm, Saturday, December 12, in Coffelt’s Funeral Chapel. Dale Coffelt will officiate and inurnment will be in Pinecrest Memorial Park.
Harry was born in Sandpoint, Idaho on April 16, 1946, the son of Jacob and Velma Groanvelt. He grew up in Sandpoint and attended Bonner County Schools. Following school he served with the US Army, in Viet Nam, as an aviation mechanic.
He lived in Portland, Oregon, working as a welding inspector for Precision Cast Parts. On June 13, 1970 he married Sharon Dunn in Gresham, Oregon and they returned to Sandpoint in 1984. Harry continued to review plans and projects for the company, retiring in 2008.
Harry was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed shooting his muzzle loaders, tinkering, and fixing things.
He is survived by his daughter Kathi Harding in Spokane, WA; his son Jacob Groanvelt in Hayden, ID; four grandchildren Cory and Debbie Harding, Trinity and Aaliyah Groanvelt.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Alice, and on November 29, 2009 his wife Sharon.