Grandstrand, Paul Luther (1927-2004)

Paul Grandstrand, 77, died at the Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004.

Paul Luther Grandstrand, son of the late Albert and Edith (Blomquist) Grandstrand, was born Oct. 31, 1927, at Hallock.

The family first resided in Sinnott Township of Marshall County, and at the age of 6, Paul moved with his family to Augsburg Township, 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 Aug. of 1947, he returned home, and on Feb. 12, 1950, was united in marriage to Edythe Benson at the Albert Grandstrand home in Augsburg Township. Since their marriage, the couple has lived and farmed in Augsburg Township.

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.

He is survived by his wife, Edythe; two sons: David (Karen), Orono, and Samuel (Diane), Stephen; one daughter: Carol (Doug) Sele, Bemidji; eight grandchildren: Paul, Rachel, Nathan, Kaia, Andrea, Philip, Laura, and Jenna, and Samantha Kraulik, who is like a granddaughter; four brothers: Melvin (Irene), Viking; Delbert (Lou Ann), Sundburg; Dale (Beth), Karlstad; and Carl (Mary Jane), Albert Lea; two sisters: Bernice Hultgren, Kennedy, and Grace Frei, 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.

[Interred Salem Lutheran cemetery]

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky