Earl “Mike” Granlund, of Mora, passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at the Villa Health Care Center of Mora. He was 63 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held from 6:00-8:00 P.M. on Thursday, Dec. 3rd at the Mora Masonic Hall.
INURNMENT will be on Friday, Dec. 4th at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Earl Douglas “Mike” Granlund, of Mora, Minnesota, passed away on November 25, 2009 after a long and courageous fight with cancer at The Villa Health Care Center in Mora. Mike was 63 years old.
Mike was born on September 5, 1946 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Ervin and Helen (Hand) Granlund. He grew up in Minneapolis, the 6th of 8 siblings. He met Mona Jordan and married. To this union two children were born (Jennifer and Randall). Mike enlisted in the army in 1965 where he served in Germany as a Spec (4) until 1968.
He received his GED in 1993 and went on to receive a certificate in small engine repair, working at J&R Glass in Mora. He later worked at the Mora Mini Mall as a caretaker and handyman.
His hobbies included fishing, hunting, drawing, small engine repair and cooking. He was always ready and willing to help family and friends. Mike was a wonderful father, brother, grandfather and friend. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents Helen and Ervin; two brothers Virgil and Donald Granlund; and sister Shirley Hudy.
Mike is survived by his ex wife and very dear friend Mona Jordan; children Jennifer Erdmann (Galen), Randall Granlund, and Step-daughter Lynda Varney; grandchildren William Seals, Adam Seals, Travis Granlund and Mason Brandt, Cheyenne Cruz; brother Ronald “Jimmy” (Diane) Granlund; sisters Janet (Ted) Copeland, Marlis (Ted) Fasbenber, Nancy Stanley and; sister-in-law Ruth Granlund; nieces and nephews; Tammy, Tony, Lisa, Holly, Debbie, Irvie, Pam, Cindy, Don Jr., Dorrie Ann, Teresa, Kelly, Dale, Bobbie, Jerry Jr., Jeff, Tony, Stacy, Alayna, Timmy and Tommy; many other relatives and friends.