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March 02, 2016 - No Comments!

Indiana Okinawa Kenjinkai New Years Party

It's that time of year. We are performing every weekend to get ready for the event. We are going to have some games and raffles for our guests. We look forward to everyone coming and can't wait to perform for everyone.

The event will be held on:

April 9th, doors will open at 12pm and the performance will begin at 1:30

The Event will be held at:

8950  Otis Ave. Lawrence, Indiana 46216

  • Please bring a dish to share, and if you would like to become a member the individual fee is $20, family fee is $25, and guests will be $5.00 for the event.

We look forward to seeing everyone.

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March 02, 2016 - No Comments!

In Memory of David A. Grunow


David A. Grunow, 67, Greenfield, passed away February 21, 2016. David was born in Evansville, IN on December 13, 1948 to Donald and Norma (Evans) Grunow. He worked at the Army Finance Center since 1989. David was a veteran United States Marine Corps. He met his wife of nearly 47 years in Okinawa, where they raised three children, eventually moving back to Indiana in 1987.

David will be lovingly missed by his wife, Mineko (Shimojo) Grunow; children, David Grunow, Jr., Vickie Ream (Michael), and Michael Grunow (Sarah); grandchildren, Madison, Samantha, Simon, Lillian and Lucas Grunow; siblings, Donald Grunow, Jr., Erica Atkins, Steve Grunow, Wendy Long, and Fredrick Grunow. He was preceded in death by his sister, Diane Clayton.

Condolences may be shared with the family online by visiting David's tribute page at

March 02, 2016 - No Comments!

In Memory of Toshiko (Goya) Wright

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Toshiko Goya Wright, age 77, of Indianapolis, passed away February 16, 2016 at Community Hospital North. She was born on October 2, 1938 in Okinawa, Japan as the daughter of Shunju and Uto Goya. She married Jerry W. Wright on June 13, 1966 in Okinawa, Japan.

Toshiko worked for Indianapolis Public School #21 as a cook for 25 years before retiring in 2000. She was a member of Okinawa Yu-Yukai and Okinawa Kenjin Kai of Indiana.

She is survived by her daughter, Hiromi Leonard (husband Tom Leonard) of Greenfield; grandchildren, Schylor and Tomoko “Cookie”; sisters, Kamiko Wakuta, Fumiko Chinan and Masako Goya all of Okinawa, Japan; and brothers, Sayro Goya and Yoshiaki Goya, both of Okinawa, Japan. She was preceded in death by her parents Shunju and Uto; husband, Jerry; and sister, Takeko.

Friends may share a memory or send a condolence at