Bruce Alan Grandlund, 77, of Horace, ND passed away Monday, February 8, 2021 at the Fargo VA Community Living Center after a courageous battle with Agent Orange related leukemia.
Bruce was born June 29, 1943, the son of Hub and Marion Grandlund. He was raised in Fargo, North Dakota and graduated from Fargo Central High School in 1961. Bruce married Kathy Grant in 1962 (they later divorced). He graduated from NDSU and went on to serve as a 2nd lieutenant in the US Army in Vietnam in 1968. Bruce was a recipient of the bronze star.
After returning from Vietnam Bruce found his calling in construction. Bruce was a hard worker and took pride in his work. He was proud of his many construction projects including his work in Medora.
Bruce enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, boating and in his younger years water skiing. Bruce enjoyed adventure whether that meant a drive in the country or gold prospecting in Arizona. In his retirement Bruce had taken up hobby farming near Pelican Lake. Bruce enjoyed attending a good auction sale and loved to get a deal. Bruce enjoyed projects, from tinkering on boat motors, to repainting boats, cars, and anything in between. Bruce was a faithful supporter of the MN lottery and was sometimes even lucky. Bruce was seldom seen without his favorite soda in hand (Squirt).
Bruce was proud of all his children and grandchildren.
Survivors include son Mark Grandlund, Canyon Lake, Texas, daughter Jennifer (favorite son-in-law Mark) Brinkman, Glyndon, MN, son Dustin Lerud, Detroit Lakes, MN. Grandchildren Chelsea, Kenzie, Coregan, Vivian, and Grant. Great grandchildren Lily and Norah. Sister Julie (Leo) Cossette, Scottsdale, AZ.
Bruce is also survived by many close friends.
A special thank you to the staff at the Fargo VA for the compassionate and professional care they gave Bruce.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.