Al Royce Grumbein, 81, Denton, Texas, died Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Denton Good Samaritan Village.

He was born on July 5, 1936, in Bazine to Ralph J. and Viola Vivian (Mellies) Grumbein. He was a 1958 graduate of Ness City High School and earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Fort Hays State University.

He married Mary Colleen Motzner on Aug. 31, 1958, in Russell. After retiring as an audit manager for Montgomery Ward, he started his career in farming. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Denton; two daughters, Lisa Grumbein, Dallas, Lori McGinnis, Franklin, N.C.; a brother, Eldon Grumbein, Lee’s Summit, Mo.; a sister, Valdah Tittel, Porter, Texas; and two grandsons.

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