Bernard (Ben) W. Groesbeck

June 27, 2020 — Bernard (Ben) W. Groesbeck passed away June 22, 2020, in Meridian, Idaho. 

Ben was born in Detroit, Mich., on September 18, 1929. He was raised in Oakland, Calif., and graduated from Armstrong College. 

He was proud of his service as a paratrooper and served 5 years in the U.S. Army Airborne, both in the 11th Airborne in Japan and the 82nd Airborne in North Carolina; he was a World War II veteran. 

Ben retired from Farmers Insurance Group after 35 years of service in Modesto, Calif., and  was their Hiighsman Trophy winner in 1969. 

He  was also member of their Presidents Council. 

Ben loved doing research on his computer, working in his garden, photography and his family. 

He was a volunteer with the Oregon State Police for over 16 years.

As an active patriot and honorable man, he wrote many letters to our representatives holding office. 

He is survived  by his wife, Bette; daughter Kay Grynbaum (Marty); son Neal (Kim); stepsons Jeff Jensen (Sandy) and Robert Jensen (Laurie); eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and his beloved yellow Labrador, Danae.


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