Edward Kenneth Rumburg

His easy, outgoing personality and zeal for living life to its fullest endeared him to many.

Edward Kenneth Rumburg, age 64, passed away on January 20, 2021, due to recent health complications.

Ed was born in Seattle on June 21, 1955, to parents Gary and Lorraine and was raised on Vashon on the Dilworth family homestead. Ed put down roots on the island and shared raising his three sons on his treasured 7 acre Vashon home. His easy, outgoing personality and zeal for living life to its fullest endeared him to friends, and his fearless athleticism in both snow and water skiing earned him the nickname of “Airborne Eddie.”

Ed began working at Crane Consultants, Inc. for his father in 1980 and built a lifelong career around his knowledge of a multitude of cranes and their inspection requirements. His inspection work entailed traveling extensively, from Alaska to Mexico, Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Puerto Rico and Panama. He recently retired as Senior Inspector in the Fall of 2020 and left a family legacy behind, training up both his youngest son Kyle as well as his nephew, Joshua in the crane industry with his extensive knowledge and hands-on experience.

Ed had a deep appreciation for nature and the outdoors, not only on Vashon but also at his beloved cabin on the Twisp River in eastern Washington. There he created many lasting memories with close friends, Mike Kneeshaw, Bill Stonak and others, as well as with his three boys and later, his grandchildren.

Ed is survived by his mother, Lorraine Rumburg, brothers Steve Rumburg (Kim), Bill Rumburg (Rebecca), and sister Karen Guckel (Steve) and his three sons; Dustin (Randi), Corey and Kyle, three grandchildren, Mia, Jaidyn, and Ryder, as well as many nieces and nephews. There are no planned services at this time due to COVID however remembrances can be donated to a charity of choice.




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