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Cyril E Grefsrud

September 23, 1924 — August 2, 2012

Cyril Grefsrud, age 87, a resident of Pelican Rapids, Minnesota died on Thursday, August 2, 2012 at Pelican Valley Nursing Home in Pelican Rapids.Cyril E. Grefsrud was born September 23, 1924 in Pelican Rapids, the son of Ingvald and Effie (Haarstad) Grefsrud. He was baptized and confirmed at South Immanuel Lutheran Church, Rothsay, Minnesota. He graduated from Pelican Rapids High School. In 1948 Cyril was united in marriage to Edna Doris Peterson. They farmed until l983, moving into Pelican Rapids and making their first attempt at retirement. Cyril and Edna then traveled to the west coast where they worked on a fish processing boat that traveled north to Alaska. They moved to Meza, Arizona, in 1996. Edna died April 5, 2005 in Arizona.Cyril was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church where he served on the church council. He was also on the board of directors of the Farmers Elevator Company in Pelican Rapids, Trondhjem Township and Pelican Valley Health Center. Cyril enjoyed reading and spending time with his grandchildren.He is survived by his daughter Karen (Ken) Swanson, Lakewood, CO; sons: Karl (Lynna) Grefsrud, Jon (Linda) Grefsrud and Mark (Judy) Grefsrud, all of Pelican Rapids; daughter-in-law: Ginny Grefsrud, Delano, MN; twelve grandchildren: Kari and Lana Grefsrud, Jessica (Jeff) Brown, Jared (Erin) Grefsrud, Jaclyn Grefsrud, Cat Grefsrud, Tracy (Chris) Jons, Travis (Allison) Grefsrud, Jeremy and Nathan Grefsrud, Margo and Sierra Swanson; one great-grandchild: Tessa Jons.Cyril was preceded in death by his wife, Edna; son, Chris; sister: Arlene Haberle; brother: Robert.Visitation: Thursday, August 9, 2012, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Larson Funeral Home, Pelican Rapids, Minnesota and one hour prior to the service at the churchService: 9:30 a.m., Friday, August 10, 2012 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Pelican Rapids, MinnesotaClergy: Rev. Laurie Skow-Anderson, Intern Pastor Ashley Hochhalter, Lay Pastor Al Grothe Burial: Ringsaker Cemetery, Pelican Rapids, MinnesotaFuneral Home:Larson Funeral Home304 3rd Street S.E.Pelican Rapids, MNUS 56572
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