Grangroth, Harvey Eldon 87

Harvey Eldon Grangroth, age 87 of Cokato, passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Cokato Manor. He was born November 21, 1931 at home in Waverly, MN to Herman and Alina (Davo) Grangroth. Harvey was baptized and confirmed at the First Apostolic Church of Cokato.
He attended McKinley Country School in Waverly, MN until 1945. On June 6, 1953, he was united in marriage to Verna Arvola at the First Apostolic Lutheran Church in Sebeka. This union was blessed with 13 children. They made their home farming in Waverly, MN until 1961, when they moved to Cokato. They continued to farm until they moved to town in 2003.
Harvey loved spending time with his family, and baking apple pies and cinnamon rolls, canning and selling at the farmers market. Faith being very important to Harvey, he was a current active member of the Cokato First Apostolic Lutheran Church.
Harvey is survived by his children, Rebecca Grangroth, Deborah (Robert) Lasanen, Paul (Peggy) Grangroth, Bonita (Charles) Nikula, Diana Grangroth, Julia Grangroth, Timothy (Linda) Grangroth, Theodore Grangroth, Ann (David) Jones, Maria (Daryl) Martin, Wayne (Karen) Grangroth, Steven (Jodi) Grangroth, and Suzanne Bourque, foster nephew, Richard (Dorene) North, 63 grandchildren, 74 great-grandchildren, siblings, Robert (Luella) Grangroth, Eva Wuollet.
Preceded in death by his parents, wife, Verna, sisters, Hazel Epple, Helen Peterson, Anna Bohjanen, and Bernice North, brothers, Howard and Harry Grangroth, grandson, Trent Grangroth, and great-grandson, Danny Lasanen.
A funeral service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, September 14, 2019 with visitation on Friday, September 13, 2019 from 5-8 PM and continuing 1 hour prior to the service on Saturday, all at the First Apostolic Lutheran Church (74537 240th St, Dassel, MN 55325). Arrangements by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato, www.swansonpeterson.com, 320-286-2534