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Michael Albert Grubbs

October 13, 1938 — February 23, 2024

Sacramento, CA

Michael Albert Grubbs, a cherished husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away in Sacramento on February 23, 2024, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of Caroline Jane Grubbs of Sacramento and the loving son of Kenneth and Harriett Grubbs. Michael was also the devoted father of Randy Grubbs (wife Michelle) and a beloved grandfather to Alexandra, Aidan, and Jackson Grubbs, bringing immense joy to all their lives.

Growing up, Mike attended Elk Grove High School, where his charismatic personality and basketball prowess made him a popular student. He later pursued higher education, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from CSUS. Mike’s dedication to his education was a testament to his strong work ethic and commitment to excellence. He was thoughtful and precise in the decisions he made, a quality that earned him respect and admiration from those around him.

A proud Air Force veteran, Mike served his country with honor and distinction. Standing at 6’4”, he also represented the US Air Force volleyball team, showcasing his athleticism and competitive spirit on the court. Additionally, he enjoyed alpine skiing and playing tennis with his many friends.

Throughout his life, Mike maintained a profound love for his country and its devoted men and women in uniform. He held a deep appreciation for his fellow service members and was passionate about supporting veterans and active-duty personnel.

Mike was a long-time employee at McClellan Air Force Base, where his hard work and dedication left a lasting impact. After 39 and a half years of service, he retired as Budget & Manpower Chief, having made invaluable contributions to the base. Beyond his professional achievements, Mike was a skilled craftsman who designed and built three family homes, leaving behind tangible evidence of his talent and dedication to his family.

Mike was also known for his vibrant personality, his love for travel, and his passion for golfing. An active member of the SIR golf fraternity: He cherished the camaraderie of his long-term friends and made countless memories with them over the years. He will be fondly remembered for his remarkable achievement of hitting a hole-in-one, a moment that brought him great pride and joy, on the golf course, a testament to his skill and love for the game.

In addition to his wife and son, Michael is survived by his brother Gary Grubbs, who will miss him dearly, along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his brothers Ken and Pat Grubbs. Michael’s legacy of love, strength, patriotism, and kindness will continue to live on in the hearts of all who knew him.

A service to celebrate Michael’s life and honor his memory will be held at Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church in Elk Grove on March 21, 2024, at 11:00 am. Family, friends, and community members are invited to join together to share memories and support one another.


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