Dwight R. Stumph, 92, passed away peacefully at his home in Chehalis, Wash., March 15, 2021. He was born to Paul and Ruth Stumph in Chadron, Neb., Jan. 15, 1929.
Dwight joined the United States Air Force in 1948, and did tours of duty in the Philippines, Taiwan, and Panama. He received an honorable medical retirement discharge in 1953. Also, in 1953, Dwight married Isabelle Roseanne and had four children, Kevin, Mike, Sheri (husband, Rod) Buffington, and Kathy (husband, Floyd) Farlow. On June 13, 1968, Dwight married Mary Watson and happily became an instant dad to Randy, Julie (husband, Bob) Stanton, and Bill.
Throughout the years to follow, Dwight was blessed with eight grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Over the years, Dwight had countless occupations from being a chicken farmer, yarder engineer in the woods, caddy at a PGA tournament, to the owner and operator of the Paul Bunyan Tavern in Onalaska, Wash. In his retirement, Dwight enjoyed taking long road trips, designing and building intricate clocks and over the top birdhouses, but what he treasured the most was spending many many hours with happy friends and family, telling stories or just visiting while sipping a cold Busch Light. Dwight was a loving dad, brother, uncle, grandfather, and friend to many.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Ruth; wife, Mary; brothers, John and Joel; sister, Maxine; and son, Bill.
Funeral arrangements are under the care of Browns Mortuary Services in Chehalis, Wash. Graveside service with military honors will be held March 26, 2021, at 1 p.m., at the Alpha Cemetery on Centralia Alpha Road. A taco bar/potluck memorial to follow at the Forrest Grange on Jackson Highway.