July 16, 1926 - July 12, 2011
ROBERT GRUNLUND NORWAY- Robert “Bob” Grunlund age 84 of Norway, died Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at the Oscar G. Johnson V.A. Medical Center in Iron Mountain, MI. He was born on July 16, 1926 in Foster City, the son of the late Henning and Hilma (Blumquist) Grunlund. Bob attended Felch High School, Elmhurst College in Illinois and Northern Michigan in Marquette. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. Bob married Darlene Simonson on August 25, 1951 at Zion Lutheran Church in Metropolitan. Dear to Bob’s heart were his grandchildren, hunting, fishing and gardening. Bob is a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Norway. Bob is survived by his wife of 59 years Darlene; two sons and a daughter Mark and Maura Grunlund, Teresa and Don Charlevoix and Jim and Connie Grunlund; grandchildren Megan and Sam Grunlund, Joe (Sara) Charlevoix and Holly Charlevoix, Ryan and Tyler Grunlund; great granddaughter Ava Charlevoix; sisters-in-law Doris Smithson and Ruth Hirn; many nieces and nephews; many close friends. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter Crystal Charlevoix; brothers and sisters Oliver (Effie) Gedvick, Elmer (Edytha) Gedvick, Thorsten (Gert) Gedvick, Leonard Gedvick, Jeanette (George) Burkman, Astrid (Conrad) Opperman, Ruth (Edward) Matteson, Bernice (Bob) Anderson, Holgar (Sylvia) Grunlund and Sumner Grunlund. Family will greet friends on Friday, July 15 from 11:30 – 2 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Norway. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church with Rev. Dr. Michael J. Langlais, presiding. Interment will be held at a later date in Foster City Cemetery. The family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bob’s name.
ROBERT GRUNLUND NORWAY- Robert “Bob” Grunlund age 84 of Norway, died Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at the Oscar G. Johnson V.A. Medical Center in Iron Mountain, MI. He was born on July 16, 1926 in Foster City, the son of the late Henning... View Obituary & Service Information
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