Richard Lee Verbeck Sr. died Sept. 3. He was 76.

Mr. Verbeck was born May 11, 1936, in Sublimity. He retired from the Oregon State Police as a Lt. Colonel after 32 years of service. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dorothy Verbeck; children, Holly Welch (Larry), Richard Verbeck Jr. (Karla), Merry Nera (Andy); and four grandchildren.

A funeral Mass was celebrated at Queen of Peace Church in Salem. Memorial donations may be made to Fallen Troopers Memorial, Wounded Warriors Foundation or Habitat for Humanity.