Junior Kimball
June 28, 1926 - March 27, 2021

Junior Kimball passed away peacefully at the age of 94 on March 27, 2021. Junior was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on June 28, 1926 to parents Adorthia Hayes Kimball and Anthony Gaginella. At the age of 17 he enlisted in the United States Navy to serve during WWII. He served honorably aboard the USS Torrance until the end of the war. Junior married Yvonne Kohlbeck in 1950 and went on to have 3 children. After retirement, Junior enjoyed traveling to Texas to visit his grandchildren and yearly reunions with his shipmates from the USS Torrance. Junior was known for his kindness and never went anywhere without running into someone he knew. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, daughter-in-law Gina (née Prince) and sister-in-law Florence Kimball. He is survived by his brother Gene, sons Gregg and Kevin, daughter Geralyn Hodge (spouse Bill Hodge), granddaughters Lindsey, Stephanie, and Miranda, grandson Anthony, great granddaughter Aster, nieces Pat and Chris, and nephews Guy, Perry, and Tim. A funeral mass is scheduled for 11:00am (10:30 Gathering) on April, 19th at Christ King Catholic Church (2604 N. Swan Blvd) in Wauwatosa, WI. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Jude or Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society