Alan E. Grobe, 77, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, September 11, 2022, at 2:30 a.m.
Born in Lebanon, Oregon, Alan was the son of Albert E. and Frances (Hildebrand) Grobe. He graduated from high school in Lebanon. He went on to graduate with his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Oregon State University and his master’s degree from Portland State University. Alan would also serve in the National Guard for six years.
It was while living in Portland, Oregon, that he got to know his neighbor, Marilyn L. Jacobson. The two would marry on February 14, 1969, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Plymouth and welcome two children, Kim and Shawn.
The couple would raise their family in Tualatin, Oregon, and Alan would retire from Northern Nekooska Paper Products as a general manager. They attended Living Savior Lutheran Church in Tualatin, and after retirement worked for the Stephen Ministries.
They would move from Tualatin to Plymouth, Indiana, in 2020 and attend Calvary Lutheran Church, where he continued his strong faith.
Alan was extremely loving, generous, giving, and caring to all. He was an honest, hardworking man. He raised his kids to be responsible, driven and gave them all the advice and tools to succeed in life. Alan loved detailing and taking care of his personal cars and his neighbors’. He enjoyed yard work and would be outside for hours every day, tending to his yard or his neighbors’, both in Plymouth and back in Tualatin. His greatest joy was being with his grandchildren and attending their activities.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marilyn, and their children, Kim (Tom) Tessier of San Francisco, CA and Shawn (Patty) Grobe of Plymouth; grandchildren, Allison, Evan and Grant Grobe; and sister, Valerie (Jim) Root.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 15, 2022, from 5-7 p.m. at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100. Michigan Street, Plymouth.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 16, 2022, at Calvary Lutheran Church, 1314 N. Michigan Street, Plymouth. Visitation will resume one hour prior.
Burial will follow in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Plymouth.
Memorial contributions can be made to the church.
Caryn Durski, Funeral Director
Arlene Shabino says
Dear Marilyn and family, Alan’s smile and always asking if he could help us is what I will always remember. We are saddened by his death and wish you comfort and peace. Ken and Arlene Shabino
Connie Plowman says
Marilyn — My heart is sadden to read about the passing of Alan. I so much enjoyed our times together as neighbors In Tualatin, and your daily walks in front of our house. I hope the memories you created together will bring you strength and support. Perhaps Alan and Jack are chatting together in heaven. Jack passed away suddenly in December 2021. We will both miss our “best friends.” Thinking of you at this difficult time. — Connie
Carma Corcoran says
Condolences to you and your family. Alan and you were such faithful servants here in Oregon and I so appreciate your volunteering for all my causes. In addition, Alan and you have always been so supportive of all of my pursuits. I’ll be thinking of you.
Karen Hoppert says
We are so sorry to hear of Alan’s passing. Our hearts break for you and your family. Alan was such a kind and compassionate man who with a servant’s heart gave freely to others. You and your family were in a our prayers at our Stephen Minister’s meeting this evening. May we begin sending the Journeying through Grief booklets? Alan’s passing is announced in the Parish Notes at Living Savior on Sunday.
Alexander Phil says
Marilyn, Cheryl and I are so very sorry to hear the news about Allen . We’re grateful that the Lord has taken him into his very presence of grace and mercy and look forward to the day that we can all join in the Lord‘s presence. In the meantime please know that we are praying for your comfort found in Jesus Christ alone.
Phil and Cheryl Alexander
Arlene Fouts McCan says
Dear Marilyn and family,
I was sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you,
Arlene Fouts McCan
Pete & Sandra Pedersen says
Pete & I were sad to hear of Alan’s death but, praise the Lord for his faithfulness to the Lord & his neighbors, especially at LIving Savior. We know Alan is getting his heavenly reward.
Our thoughts & prayers continue for your loss & the hole in your family. Peace & grace be with you.
Pete & Sandra Pedersen
Angela Drake says
Sending my deepest condolences. So sorry for your loss. Alan was always so nice to talk to when you were at the martial arts school. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.