DUNCOMBE - Zane Grey Griswold, 89, of Duncombe, IA passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, May 31, 2013 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home. Zane will be cremated and a private burial for Zane and Darlyne will be held at the Washington Township Cemetery in Duncombe, IA. Arrangements have been entrusted with Gunderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services.
Zane was born near Jolley, IA on March 24, 1924 to Lucian and Lila (Smith) Griswold. He attended school in Jolley and Lytton and then graduated from Jolley High School in 1941. After graduation he worked for the Jolley Lumber Yard until joining the US Navy serving from 1943-1946 in South America. After being discharged from the Navy he attended Iowa State University and then began working for Horn Brothers traveling to install retractable bleachers and folding doors. During that time he married Darlyne Kusterer on April 29, 1949 in Dallas, TX. They continued traveling together until starting their family where they made their home in Duncombe, IA. Zane then worked for various contractors in Fort Dodge. He enjoyed helping family with various projects, hunting, fishing, crossword puzzles and reading westerns. He also loved going for coffee uptown.
Zane is survived by his children Ronda (Jim) Beck of Fort Dodge, Linda Goodpaster and Scott (Cathi) Griswold both of Duncombe, IA; grandchildren Jeff Beck of rural Des Moines, IA, Kristin (Josh) Greenfield of Roland, IA, Dan Goodpaster of Webster City, IA and Nathan, Nicholas and Noah Griswold all of Duncombe, IA; 10 great-grandchildren; his nieces, nephews and extended family members. He was preceded in death by his wife Darlyne; his parents; his brother Clair Griswold and sister Glatha Griswold.
Memorials may be left to the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home.