Robert’s services will be at Virgil T. Goldens Funeral Service 605 Commercial St. SE in Salem, Oregon on Saturday October 21, 2017 at 2:00pm. He will be buried in Belcrest Memorial Cemetery in Salem, Oregon next to Myrtle.

    Robert W. Stainbrook Sr. 101, a longtime resident of Salem, Oregon died on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Lancaster Village in Salem of natural causes.

    Born in 1916 in Crookston, Minnesota, he was the youngest of four children, (Ervin Stainbrook, Donald Stainbrook and Lois Stainbrook-Miller) born to William Stainbrook and Bessie Bergerson. After high school he got a job with Maves Optical in Crookston as an optician. Robert married Myrtle A. Rude of Crookston on August 3, 1939 in East Grand Forks, Minnesota. In 1948, he got a job in Salem, Oregon at the Eye, Ears, Nose and Throat Clinic on Medical Center Drive and moved there at that time. He managed the optical department for the five doctors in the practice. Robert continued to work at the clinic until his retirement on June 20, 1980. He had worked in optical for 45 years. He then took over the Shaklee business that Myrtle had started a few years earlier. Robert ran the business until just after Myrtle’s death in September 1998. He then sold the business. During his life, Robert was an Elk member and was an avid golfer and liked to travel in the motorhome. He also was a member of the Market Street Church of Christ. In his nineties Robert would still go out to the Courthouse Fitness Center three times a week. In 2001 he married Wilda L. Stone.

    He is survived by Wilda and his son, Robert W. Stainbrook Jr., nieces Joan Parkin, Marlys Bauer, and Della Rude-Horst, nephews Roy Miller, Bruce Stainbrook, Jerry Stainbrook, Rodney Stainbrook, Dale Rude, and Rex-Zane Rudee.

    Donations can be made to “your choice” of charity in Robert’s name.

    Robert’s services will be at Virgil T. Goldens Funeral Service 605 Commercial St. SE in Salem, Oregon on Saturday October 21, 2017 at 2:00pm. He will be buried in Belcrest Memorial Cemetery in Salem, Oregon next to Myrtle.