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John M. Grandboise, 88

John M. Grandboise, age 88 of East Grand Forks, MN, passed away peacefully on Monday April 3, 2017 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND.

John Michael Grandboise was born on March 17, 1929 in Grand Forks, ND, the son of Joe and Sarah (Morin) Grandboise.   John grew up in East Grand Forks where he attended country school. John served in the United States Army. Following is discharge from the Army, he returned to East Grand Forks. On February 9, 1950 he was united in marriage to Dorothy Swatlowski in East Grand Forks. He worked as a constable in East Grand Forks and Crookston area in the early 1960’s. John then began employment with Burlington Northern/Santa Fe Railroad where he was employed for 44 years as a Hollister.

Family members of John include his children, Rose Gartner of East Grand Forks, MN, Gail Benoy of Marysville, WA, Karen Benefield of Grand Forks, ND and Jane Grandboise of East Grand Forks, MN; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; one sister, Louise Kallock of East Grand Forks, MN.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dorothy Grandboise on January 6, 1991; sons, Gary and Robert Grandboise; siblings, Ed, David, Eugene, Leona and Doris and two grandchildren, Alyssa and Benny.

Memorial Service: 12:00 Pm on Saturday, April 8, 2017 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 200 3rd St. NW, East Grand Forks, MN

Visitation: One Hour Prior Memorial Service on Saturday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Inurnment: Resurrection Cemetery ~ East Grand Forks, MN

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Arrangements By: Dahl Funeral Home ~ East Grand Forks, Minnesota

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