Thief River Falls - John F. Grad (Grzadzielewski) of Thief River Falls, passed away on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, N.D.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at Dahl Funeral Home in East Grand Forks. Visitation will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, at Dahl Funeral Home of East Grand Forks. Interment will be held at St. Jude’s Cemetery in Thompson, N.D.
John was born on Jan. 2, 1940 to the late Lucian and Henrietta (Gornowicz) Grzadzielewski in Warsaw, N.D. He grew up in Warsaw and graduated from Minto High School in 1957. He then joined the United States Air Force and served honorably until 1961.
He married Phyllis Osowski on Oct. 23,1963 in Minto, N.D., and they moved to Minneapolis as he started his career with National Cash Register Company. John and Phyllis moved to Thompson, N.D., in 1976, where they raised their family. Phyllis passed away in 1996. In 2003, John married Susan Kroon, and they made their home in Clear Lake. Susan passed away in 2009. John moved to Thief River Falls in 2012, where he spent the remainder of his life. John will be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor and his devotion to his children and grandchildren.
John is survived by his four children: Barb (Cristal Doe) Grzadzielewski of Denver, Colo.; Jane Morris of Apple Valley; Tom (Kristi) Grzadzielewski of Grand Forks, N.D.; and Alan (Amanda) Grzadzielewski of Thief River Falls; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; siblings: Marjorie (Dan) Weber of Alexandria; Carol (George) Dickson of Sioux Falls, S.D.; and Mary (Harold) Mach of Minto, N.D.
John was preceded in death by his parents and wives.
An online guestbook will be available at www.dandahlfuneral