OBIT: John William Konecny b Sept 18, 1918 in Iowa
Source: The Seattle Times Sunday February 17, 2008
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JOHN WILLIAM KONECNY
Died on Feb. 13, 2008. Born on Sept. 18, 1918 in Iowa, he honorably served in the Navy and then volunteered to become an Army Air Corps Officer at the start of World War II. As a 1st LT, he was the lead navigator for the 15th Air Wing, flying B-24's out of North Africa. He was awarded the Silver Cross and a Purple Heart for his serive. After being wounded in flight, he returned to the States for medical care, and there met his wife DORIS, a nurse.
KONECNY then moved to the Northwest to attend the University of Washington. After graduation he moved to Richland, WA to work. Thereafter, he lived and worked in Arizona, Germany and Texas before returning to Seattle. He bred, raised and raced thoroughbred horses at Czech-Mate Stables in Enumclaw (WA) for over 20 years.
KONECNY is survived by his wife, DORIS; his son, DR. MICHAEL KONECNY; his daughter, SUSAN BRANCH (ALLEN); and his grandson, JONATHAN BRANCH.
A Memorial Service will be held on Feb. 25, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Enumclaw, WA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Polycystic Kidnay Disease Foundation, 9221 Ward Parkway, Suite 400, Kansas City, MO 64114-3367.
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