10254 W. Carlton Bay | Garden City, ID 83714

Kent Cronk June 5, 1942 - February 13, 2022

Kent Cronk went to be with his Heavenly Father on February 13, 2022. Kent was born in Emmett, Idaho to Raymond and Mary Cronk.
Kent lived most of his life in Boise, Idaho. He served eight years in the US Navy including two tours of duty during the Vietnam War era as a Boilerman Technician, 2nd Class (BT2) aboard the USS Midway and USS Higbee as well as others. In between his two tours of duty, Kent spent time with the Boise Fire Department as well as working for Nagel Beverage delivering Pepsi products. Following his Honorable Discharge from the Navy, Kent was a salesman for National Beech Nut Baby Food, Hobart Welding, Fabreeka, Norco and Al Park Petroleum. Upon retirement, Kent tended bar at the 44 club in Boise.
Aboard the USS Midway, Kent made two lifelong friends, Little Joe McManus and Ray Davis. In later years, Kent spent time with Little Joe at his home in Bass Lake, CA. He also meet up with Ray and his wife in San Diego, CA to tour the USS Midway and relive many memories while serving aboard the ship.
Kent was an extremely generous man, always willing to help those in need and giving to various charities such as the Wounded Warrior Project, The Salvation Army and the Disabled American Veterans. Kent was an avid fan of Boise State University football and basketball. When he could no longer physically attend the games, he never missed a game on television or the radio.
Kent was an excellent gardener. Each year he produced enough vegetables to feed his family and many others benefitted from his abundant harvests. In addition to gardening, Kent loved to hunt, fish and camp with his boys during his spare time.
Kent’s marriage to Sharlene Schubert brought his two greatest joys, sons, Dana and Dorian. He is survived by his son Dana (Teresa) Cronk of Blue Springs, MO, granddaughters Melissa (Travis) Evans, Amanda Dunkin and Bianca Dunkin, and son Dorian (Sharon) Cronk and grandsons Ryan and Austin Cronk of Hanford CA, sister Lorraine (Duane) Stueckle of Boise, ID and brother-in-law Richard Sperling of Bremerton, WA and numerous nieces and nephews.
Kent was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Mary Cronk and sister Joyce Sperling.
Celebration of Life with Military Honors will be held on March 3, 2022 at 10:00 am at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery located at 10100 Horseshoe Bend Road, Boise, ID. Cremation was under the direction of Bowman Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project in Kent’s name.
Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516 or online at woundedwarriorproject.org

Celebration of Life with Military Honors will be held on March 3, 2022 at 10:00 am at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery located at 10100 Horseshoe Bend Road, Boise, ID.


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    Kay simpson (411 Cullum ave, Richland wa. 99352 says

    To the families of Kent Cronk:
    I am so sorry to be reading about the loss of Kent. I was given the chance to meet him by phone only but as we talked almost everyday you would have thought you had known him forever. This man was so full of kindness & a sense of humor. I will miss his laughter and always sharing something about his two sons & their families. I pray for comfort for your family in this difficult time but I know you were very much loved by your dad.

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