Jacob "Jake" Grossmiller

     Jacob “Jake” Grossmiller was born March 1, 1939 to Helen I (Rumsey) and Kenneth Grossmiller.  He passed away on August 19th in his sleep in his home on the creek in The Dalles.

     Jake was a third-generation resident of The Dalles.  He loved the town.  He was on multiple committees that showed that love including the Fort Dalles Days, Mural Society, Mid-Columbia Car Club, Boy Scouts, 4-H, and Elks to name a few.  He also loved rodeos He started announcing with his father at age 10 and did as many as 22 shows a year all over the Northwest.  He was dedicated to the sport.  He served as president and director of NWRA was named the Announcer of the Year in 1988. 

     Jake is survived by his son, Gary Grossmiller of Arlington; daughter, Susan (Grossmiller) Logan of Vancouver; granddaughter, Gabriela Logan of Kirkland; and stepchildren, Crystal Davis Ross of The Dalles and Mark Davis of Seattle.  He is preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Sue Davis.

     A graveside service is planned for 11:00 Friday, August 30, 2019 at IOOF Cemetery

1100 18th St, The Dalles, Oregon. Pastor Tim Morelli will be officiating.     

      In lieu of flowers please contribute in his name to the Fort Dalles Riders, PO Box 491, The Dalles, OR  97058.


Mark Powell