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Bruce Grandlund

June 29, 1943 - February 08, 2021

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.


Boulger Funeral Home

Bruce Grandlund

June 29, 1943 - February 08, 2021


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.


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5 responses to “Bruce Grandlund”

  1. Gerry and Pam Hall says:

    Bruce was a great friend to our family. Always helping and taking care of us at the lake. He helped remodel our Oxbow house, headed up the project to build our beautiful barn in Wild Rice and did the remodel at our lake cabin on Pelican. It is hard to imagine going back to the lake and not having Bruce there. He spent many Christmas Days with us and our family. We treasure those times. Our love to the family.

  2. Don Smedstad says:

    I’m going to really miss classmate Bruce! He was a good friend for many years. Nearly every time I visited Fargo over the years Bruce and I would get together for a lunch or dinner.

    He was kind, interesting and informational, even in subjects I knew little about such as farming, tractors, old boats and cars. He enlightened everyone who knew him!

    God bless his family!

  3. David Hasbargen and Wayne Zimmerman says:

    We first met Bruce when he helped build our home in Oxbow. Every break that we would take together, we had an interesting conversation. He had a quick wit and intelligent opinions. Years later he came to Minneapolis to help remodel the lower level of our oldest son’s small house in preparation for the birth of our first Grandson, Eli.
    There were many other projects that were a good excuse to work together again and share meals in our kitchen.
    Great guy, he will be missed!

  4. Larry and Lund Menzel says:

    We are truly sorry for your loss. We remember him well. Thank you for letting Lori Menzel Rausch know if your loss. It was truly appreciated. Larry and Lind Menzel

  5. Steven Hall and family says:

    Bruce was such a nice guy to our family and had some great stories my son and I enjoyed hearing from his service in Vietnam. Thank you to Bruce and his family for his sacrifice, service and the help he was always happy to provide. God bless you Bruce!

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