EARL ” MIKE” GRANLUND

E. Granlund webPhotoEarl “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.

5 guestbook entries for EARL ” MIKE” GRANLUND

  1. Jennifer Erdmann November 29, 2009 at 10:05 pm #

    My dad was a great man. He endured much pain during his illness and I am thankful that he is no longer in pain. I will miss him greatly! He took his chemo with bravery and I will forever be greatful for the great staff @ Cambridge Medical Hospital (Short Stay). His doctor, Dr. Stephen Mann and his staff of wonderful nurses helped dad alot, they were kind and made him smile.

  2. Nancy Stanley November 30, 2009 at 1:37 pm #

    Mike was my brother and I will miss him very much. Throughout his battle with cancer, he showed only courage and a sense of humor. I have no doubt that he has already been welcomed with open arms to a better place.

    With lots of love, Nancy

  3. Michael Lee December 3, 2009 at 1:51 pm #

    Mike was a very good friend and neighbor to me. I will miss him and his thoughtful and caring ways. He was a good person,that will be missed by all that knew him.

  4. Laura From Mora December 4, 2009 at 11:45 pm #

    To the Family of “Mike,”
    When I was working in Mora, Mike and I would chat about his cancer. He knew both my parents went though the issue he was dealing with. While exchanging emotions and the effects of the disease, Mike always had a smile, never anything negative to say. My point of view only is he dealt with the disease courageously and always with a smile! What a positive attitude he had and Mike helped me with issues of coping also. My thoughts are with all of you. Laura From Mora

  5. Sharon Gamulo December 13, 2009 at 1:45 am #

    To the Family of Mike,
    Mike has been on my heart for the past few months and now I know why. I am truly sorry for your loss. Mike and I were married for a very short time, in ’73. I have many fond memories of the time we shared with his wonderful children. I have only one regret and that is that I never got to let him know how grateful I am that he was in my life and how sorry I am for how badly I treated him. He was a wonderful man and I never forgot him.
    Many Blessings to all the family and I would love to hear from Jennifer.

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