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The Peterson Chapel
Thursday, May 6, 2010
12:00 Noon

Visitation Information

Leonard Wayne Grangroth, age 61, of rural Howard Lake passed away on Friday, April 30th, 2010 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids.

He was born on August 11, 1948 in Watertown the son of Howard & Dolly Jewett Grangroth.

Leonard graduated from Howard Lake High School in 1967.

He honorably served his Country in The United States Army.

On July 11, 1975, Leonard Grangroth and Diane Lindenberg were joined in holy marriage at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly. God blessed their marriage with two daughters.

He enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, playing cards, going to casinos, planting trees and cutting wood. He especially enjoyed his grandson Cody!

Leonard was employed by Bury & Carlson, Inc. in Burnsville for thirty years. He belonged to International Union of Operating Engineers-Local # 49. Leonard also formerly belonged to General Laborers-Local 563.

Survived by his loving wife of thirty four years: Diane Grangroth; two daughters: Michelle (Eric) Perowitz of Annandale and April (Neal) Westermann of Waverly; a grandson: Cody Westermann; his mother: “Dolly” Grangroth of Waverly; sisters and brothers: Ruby (Don) Pfau of Mesa, Arizona, Howard (Susan) Grangroth Jr. and Harlan (Yvonne) Grangroth all of Waverly, Mary Ann (Guy) Stitt of Bremerton, Washington, Betsy Schotl of St. Cloud, Rick (Madonna) Grangroth & Ronnie (Cindy) Grangroth all of Waverly and Joni Decker of Howard Lake; a brother-in-law: Dick Mosch of Fergus Falls; brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law: Janette (Gordon) Bratvold of Montrose, Delores (Gerald) Anderson of Maple Grove, Carol Jewett of Waverly and Mary (Lyle) Hirsch of Howard Lake; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his father, a sister: Rose Marie Mosch, father-in-law & mother-in-law: Marvin & Isabelle Lindenberg, brothers-in-law: Sonny Jewett, Sonny Schroeder, Simon Schotl, a nephew Dean Schroeder and by an infant niece Nicole.

Funeral services for Leonard Grangroth will be held on Thursday, May 6th at 12 Noon at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Pastor Myra Pryzella will officiate. Interment with military rites will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Buffalo.

Honorary Casket Bearers will be grandson Cody Westermann and all of Leonard’s nieces and nephews.

Casket Bearers will be Keith Schirmers, Chad Hirsch, Andy Hirsch, Donald Grangroth, Jeff Mosch and Danny Mosch.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo served the family.

10 Guestbook Entries

  1. Justin and Jamie Hirsch

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Leonard was a wonderful person and he will be missed by all.

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  2. Tom Schwinghammer

    Grangroth family,I am sorry for your loss. Leonard was a good, very hardworking man. I will miss you, Leonard.
    Tom (crusher operator-Burnsville)

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  3. Julie Hirsch

    Diane and Family,
    So many cherished memories of Leonard. Thinking of you with love at this time of sorrow.

    Reply
  4. Maria Grangroth (Harvey Grangroth family)

    We are thinking of you as you go through this difficult time.

    Reply
  5. Jim Given

    I’m sorry for your loss. Lenny wasn’t a man of many words….so I enjoyed the ones we were able to have together. He will be missed deeply (fellow B&C employee )

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  6. Guy Stitt

    Mary Ann has a special place in her heart for you, Leonard. Rest easy.

    Reply
  7. Nathan & Tracie (Berg) Hawkinson

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time.

    Reply
  8. Chris Bury

    To Leonards family, I could never say enough good things about Leonard. I couldn’t ask for a better co-worker, or a better role model to grow up around. He has always been such a huge part of our business, I will always cherish the time I was able to spend working alongside him, it was truly an honor.
    Chris Bury

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  9. J David Grangroth (Harry Grangroth family)

    To Leonard’s Mother, Wife and Children,

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. We understand the feeling of loss and sadness that you are feeling right now. We have had these feeling ourselves since the loss of our brother Daryl two months ago. He was also 61 years old at passing.

    Our faith sustains us and gives us comfort that we will see them again in the resurrection at the coming of Christ.

    We pray that comfort will come to you in that faith too.

    David

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  10. J David Grangroth (Harry Grangroth family)

    To Leonard’s Mother, Wife and Children,

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. We understand the feeling of loss and sadness that you are feeling right now. We have had these feeling ourselves since the loss of our brother, Daryl, two months ago. He was also 61 years old at passing.

    Our faith sustains us and give us comfort that we will see them again in the resurrection at the coming of Christ.

    We pray that comfort will come to you in that faith too.

    David

    Reply

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