Killen Reunion - old shipmates! Kroetch family photo
Frank Kroetch

Killen Reunion - old shipmates!

Us KILLEN KIDS get together from time to time! I don't know when this reunion was but my Dad, frank Kroetch went to the reunion in San Francisco California a couple of years before he died - circa 1999. He really enjoyed getting together with his old shipmates and I really enjoyed hearing all of the stories. Including the fact that my Dad always thought he was the youngest on the ship but another man (boy) was two months younger. ... show more

About Frank Edward Kroetch

Dad was never baptized (as far as I know) and has no burial site because he was cremated and his ashes distributed between his wife and two daughters. He was a very smart man (with an IQ that tested between 165 and 185) and good looking - charismatic! He was a life-long entrepreneur, having attended the University of Washington (after serving in the Navy in World War Two) and graduating from San Jose State University. He lived in both California (where his daughters were born) and Washington (where he was born and died). He was quite a human being and we all miss him every day! ...more info

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Killen Reunion - old shipmates!

Frank Edward Kroetch

Born: Mar 26, 1927 in Hoquiam, WA
Died: Jul 11, 2001 (age 74) in Bellingham, WA
Cause: Heart Failure

Also in this photo: Frank Edward Kroetch at 72 years old