Carl E. Zinkgraf of Spokane, Washington passed away August 19, 2019 of natural causes. He was born in Spokane on February 2, 1928. Carl graduated from Gonzaga Prep and then Gonzaga University. He served in the army and was a partner in Zinkgraf Well Drilling with brothers Jack and James. He retired in 1988. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and loved very much. He is survived by wife Jean of 66 years, daughters Sheila (Ray) Short and Sharon Meyers, sons Gerald (Kathy), Kenneth (Teresa), Gary, and Dale (Tina), nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, and brothers Jack and Jim. He is preceded in death by his father and mother, sons Donald and Larry, his twin sister Jean and brother Robert. A viewing will be held from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Monday, August 26, 2019, at Hennessey Funeral Home & Crematory, 2203 N Division St, Spokane, Washington. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at Holy Cross Cemetery, 7200 N Wall St, Spokane, Washington. Memorial contributions are suggested in Carl’s name to your favorite charity.