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“I just learned of your Father's passing and wanted to offer my condolence. I did not know your father well, but He raised a wonderful family. May...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Dorothy Ross - Vergas, MN

“Dear Grefsrud family, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Edna and Cyril were my godparents, and meant so much to me, and my parents. I...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Lynn Hauger Anselm - Palmer, AK

“My condolences and love to the family. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Michael(Mickey) Peterson - FL

“I am so very sorry for your loss. He will be missed terribly, but will remain in our hearts.I have nothing but great memories of Uncle Cyril. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: DeeAnn Raumann - Henderson, NV

“Sorry for your loss. Keeping the entire family in our prayers. Mel & Colleen ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Mel Zierke - Monticello, MN

“Keeping your entire family in my prayers. I remember lots of fun Sunday afternoons at your Mom and Dad's farm. Kathi Haarstad Grewe ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Kathi Haarstad Grewe - Alexandria, MN

“We were sorry to read that Uncle Cyril passed away. Our prayers and sympathy goes out to the Family ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Tommy and Marilyn Hasbargen Graham - TX

“May he "Rest in Peace" with all those who have gone before him. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Wayne Peterson - Phoenix, AZ

“Sorry for your loss, Cyril will be missed and remembered for all he accomplished, the challenges met and mastered. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Kate Andrews - Pelican Rapids, MN


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 church Service: 9:30 a.m., Friday, August 10, 2012 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Pelican Rapids, Minnesota Clergy: Rev. Laurie Skow-Anderson, Intern Pastor Ashley Hochhalter, Lay Pastor Al Grothe Burial: Ringsaker Cemetery, Pelican Rapids, Minnesota

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