Don was born in Owatonna, Minnesota on February 28, 1921 and died peacefully on March 14, 2012 at the age of 91. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Helen Grandstaff. He is survived by his children: David Grandstaff,Bruce Grandstaff, Mary Knox,John Grandstaff, Dorothy Bates, Judy Morsey and Donna Noling, along with 23 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Douglas Grandstaff of Elk Grove. Don will be remembered for providing for his family as owner of Metro Supply Company. He loved spending time on Trinity Lake in Northern California. He served in the Coast Guard during World War II and was part of the Greenland Patrol. A graveside service with military honors will be held at Green Valley Cemetery in Cameron Park on Friday, April 6, 2012 at 11:00 am.