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Richard Lee Grumbo

June 4, 1948 - November 18, 2019

The celebration of life will be held at the Sweet Home Veterans of Foreign Wars(VFW) at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, December 8.

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Richard Lee Grumbo, 71, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Monday, November 18, 2019. He was born in Coos Bay to Frederick N. and Florence (Wolfgram) Grumbo.

He lived in the coastal area until about 1962, when he moved to Lebanon and attended high school. After getting out of school, he went back to the coast for few years and worked at the US plywood Mill in Reedsport. Richard then moved back to Lebanon before relocating to Stayton to work at the Stayton Cannery, where he retired.

As a younger man, Richard loved to ride motorcycles with his buddies in the desert and mountains. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being outdoors. Driving backroads was his favorite route and he knew them like the back of his hand.

Later in life, he loved playing and spending time with his dog, daughters, grandkids, and great grandkids. Making special trips to Aumsville to visit his brothers, younger daughters, and grandkids meant the world to him. Going golfing with his daughter, son-in-law, and grandkids gave him a chance to get behind the wheel again, even if it was only a golf cart. This was a big joy in his life as his grandkids and great grandkids were such a huge part of him!

He loved his sports and NASCAR, especially watching his grandson on the mound for the Warriors, which he lovingly referred to as the Lebanon Strawberries. He and his siblings always called each other about NASCAR, other sporting events, and breaking news. It may have only been a five-second call, but that was their thing. He was the biggest Duck fan that ever lived in his daughter’s Beaver believers home! He will be greatly missed, and we will forever talk about his memories as they will carry on with us forever.

Richard is survived by his most loyal companion, his dog, Ben, and daughters Alexis and husband John Nunn of Reedsport, Shauna and husband Joe Weikel of Redmond, Crystal Grumbo of Aumsville, and Amanda and husband Aaron Kenna of Aumsville; brothers John Grumbo, Larry and wife Marlene Grumbo of Stayton, Fred and wife Patty Grumbo of Lebanon; sister Joanne and husband Dave Housen of Sweet Home; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Frederick N. Grumbo, and mother, Florence E. Grumbo.

The celebration of life will be held at the Sweet Home Veterans of Foreign Wars(VFW) at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, December 8.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.