|Paul L. Grandstrand, 77|
|Written by TRF Times|
Stephen - Paul Luther Grandstrand, 77, died at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, N.D., on Wednesday, November 10, 2004.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, November 13 at Salem Lutheran Church in Stephen, with Pastor Curt Matz and Rev. David Riveness officiating. Casket bearers included Justin Dagen, Kevin Walz, Gale Frei, Russell Grandstrand, Gary Hultfren and Mike Schmidt. Interment was held at Salem Church Cemtery in Stephen. Military honors were provided by the Stephen American Legion Post.
Paul Luther Grandstrand, the son of the late Albert and Edith (Blomquist) Grandstrand, was born on October 31, 1927, in Hallock. The family first resided in Sinnott Twp. of Marshall Co., and at the age of 6, Paul moved with his family to Augsburg Twp., where he grew to manhood. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He graduated from Karlstad High School in 1945.
Paul served with the U. S. Army during World War II, serving in Japan and Korea. Following discharge in August of 1947, he returned home, and on February 12, 1950, was united in marriage to Edythe Benson at the Albert Grandstrand home in Augsburg Twp. Since their marriage, the couple has lived and farmed in Augsburg Twp. Paul was a life-long member of Salem Lutheran Church near his home, and taught Sunday School and served on the church council.
Love of his Lord, his wife and family were steadfast. Mechanic work and rebuilding John Deere two cylinders were his pleasure. Paul had been in declining health for the past several years.
He is survived by his wife, Edythe; two sons: David (Karen), of Orono and Samuel (Diane), of Stephen; one daughter, Carol (Doug) Sele of Bemidji; eight grandchildren; four brothers, Melvin (Irene) of Viking, Delbert (Lou Ann) of Sundburg, Dale (Beth), of Karlstad and Carl (Mary Jane), of Albert Lea; two sisters, Bernice Hultgren of Kennedy and Grace Frei of Stephen; in addition to many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Gordon and Robert; and one sister, Edna Nagle. A00003B2004NV17