Dennis Crimmins Obituary
 
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Dennis M Crimmins

October 14, 1947 - August 17, 2014
Obituary

Dennis Michael Crimmins of Tumwater, Washington, passed away on August 17, 2014. He was born October 14, 1947 in Tacoma, Washington to Delmer and Ethyl Crimmins. Dennis grew up in Tenino where he graduated high school in 1965. Dennis served in the U. S. Army as a Sergeant during the Vietnam War. After serving three years, Dennis returned to civilian life and was hired as a clerk for the Washington State Highway Department. This is where he met Sandra Krembs. Dennis and Sandra married on July 10, 1971. They made their home in Tenino where Dennis became a devoted family man and took great pride in giving back to his community. ...
Dennis Michael Crimmins of Tumwater, Washington, passed away on August 17, 2014. He was born October 14, 1947 in Tacoma, Washington to Delmer and Ethyl Crimmins. Dennis grew up in Tenino where he graduated high school in 1965.

Dennis served in the U. S. Army as a Sergeant during the Vietnam War. After serving three years, Dennis returned to civilian life and was hired as a clerk for the Washington State Highway Department. This is where he met Sandra Krembs. Dennis and Sandra married on July 10, 1971.

They made their home in Tenino where Dennis became a devoted family man and took great pride in giving back to his community. Daughter, Tara, was born in 1975 and Kasey came two years later. In 1977, Dennis was elected to the Tenino School Board for a four year term. He would serve a total of twelve years for the school district.

Professionally, Dennis worked for the Washington State Department of Transportation for 27 years as a pavement engineer and computer consultant. He retired in 1997, but would soon return as a consultant on a part-time basis. He officially called it quits in 2008 to dedicate himself to the role of grandpa.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ethyl and Delmer Crimmins; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Charlotte Crimmins; and sister, Susan Crimmins.

Dennis si survived by his wife, Sandra Crimmins; daughter, Tara Clemmens (Levi) of Tumwater, WA; Kasey Schiewe (Jeff) of Tenino, WA; three grandchildren he loved dearly, Isabella, Riley and Holly; his brothers, Dave (Carol) and Tim Crimmins of Tenino, WA; mother-in-law, Beverly Krembs of Olympia, WA; niece, Tracey Fralick (Corbin) of Tenino, WA; nephews, Steven Crimmins (Sara) of Tenino, WA; Shawn Crimmins (Sarah) of Lacey, WA; and Craig Crimmins of Stanley, NC.

Per his wishes, there will be no funeral services.

The family suggest memorial donations be made to the South Thurston County Historical Society, P. O. Box 339, Tenino, WA 98989 or Citizen for Tenino Schools, P. O. Box 909, Tenino, WA 98589.

Arrangements under the direction of Mills & Mills Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Tumwater, WA.

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