Charles Augustus Krona, “Chuck,” passed away peacefully in his home on August 11, 2023 with family at hand. The youngest of his siblings, Chuck was born to George and Jennie Krona on December 15, 1930 in Tacoma. He graduated from Stadium High School in 1949. It was there he met his future wife, Joan Elene Davis, whom he married in 1951. They had four children together, three sons, David (“Dave”), Richard (“Rick”), and John, and a daughter, Linda. Following the birth of their second son, the family moved to the Snoqualmie Valley in 1955, a place Chuck would call home for the rest of his life.
From an early age, Chuck was passionate about accounting, starting his career at Spider Staging, Inc. in Renton and earning his Certified Public Accountant license in 1959. Together, he and Joan established Krona & Krona, CPAs, in 1957, a family-owned business which continues 66 years later. He truly enjoyed working with his sons who joined the firm in the mid-1980s.
Chuck’s impact was felt through the various organizations he participated in, including Kiwanis and Little League. He also worked as a teacher at Renton College and served as a council member for the city of Snoqualmie. His love of boating and his home led him to join the Coast Guard Auxiliary. He served the organization for many years, the majority of his tenure as treasurer. Chuck touched the lives of many members of the community as an involved father who never missed a game, a local business owner, and a dedicated public servant.
Chuck enjoyed spending time with family, oceanic boating, model trains, and playing with the latest technology. His interests were on display throughout his home in Snoqualmie, were his décor blended lighthouses, seagulls, and trains. In his younger years, he was an avid reader and frequented the Seattle Repertory Theater as a season ticket holder.
Chuck was preceded by his wife, Joan, daughter, Linda, and son, Rick. He is survived by his sons, Dave and John, as well as, six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He will be missed by them all.
A memorial service is being held at the Mt. Si Memorial Cemetery on Thursday, August 24 at 11am. A reception will follow at his son John’s home in Snoqualmie.