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Clarence Albert Gronning

April 21, 1940 - Oct. 16, 2023

Clarence Albert Gronning (Clancy), born April 21, 1940, to Junius and Lois (Lambourn) Gronning, went to join his loving wife, Norma, on October 16, 2023. Clancy is survived by his children, Susan (Robert) Lopez, Palouse; Cindy (Mark) Fancher, Moses Lake; and Craig (Laurie) Gronning, Colfax. Clancy had eight grandchildren; Vanessa (Riley) Moore, Palouse; Elisha (Tyson) Palmer, Palouse; Jesse (McKenzie) Lopez, Palouse; Marquel (DJ) Henderson, Moses Lake; MacKenzie Fancher, Cle Elum; Elizabeth Fancher, Moses Lake; Cody Gronning, Coeur d'Alene; Kylie Gronning (Austin Hall), Potlatch; and 11 great grandchildren.

Clancy is preceded in death by his wife, Norma; his parents, Junius and Lois; his sister and brother-in-law Darlene and Art Swenson; and his sister, Dorothy Lindgren. Clancy is survived by his brother-in-law, Bob Lindgren, Pullman, and numerous nieces and nephews who affectionally referred to him as Unc.

For the majority of his life, Clancy was a banker. Clancy worked for Bank of America for over 30 years. He began his career in southern California for Bank of America. When he moved to Washington, he worked for Seattle First National Bank, a Washington based bank owned by Bank of America. Later on, SeaFirst became Bank of America. Clancy retired for a short time, traveling the United States and Canada with Norma. He then went back to work for banks in Moses Lake, Yakima and Colville. Clancy served proudly in the National Guard in both California and Washington.

Clancy enjoyed golfing, hunting and fishing. In his younger years, he enjoyed coaching Little League, riding snow mobiles and motorcycles. In retirement, Clancy and Norma lived in Desert Center, California, coming up to Washington State for a few weeks in the summer. In July of 2021, Clancy and Norma moved back to Washington to be closer to family. Clancy lost the love of his life, Norma, in March of 2022 and has struggled since then without her. Clancy is finally at peace with Norma.

The family wishes to thank all his friends and family who have continued to visit and call. Donations can be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Corbeill Funeral Home in Colfax is caring for the family. On-line condolences may be made at


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