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Palmer Granholt

August 16, 1951 — September 14, 2013

Obituary for Palmer Sanford Granholt Jr.

Palmer “Spank” Granholt, age 62, of rural Bloomer WI, passed away at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire on Saturday, September 14, 2013 after a short, courageous battle with cancer. He was born to Palmer “Bud” and Betty (Bothum) Granholt in Albert Lea MN on August 16, 1951. He was raised on a farm in rural Glenville, MN. He was married to LuAnn Lee in October of 2005. They made their home in Bloomer.
He is survived by his wife: LuAnn; children: Mark Granholt of Scotsdale AZ; Becky of Colorado and Chad Sommer of Bloomer; granddaughters: Ashleigh, Elle and Claire Reese of Burnsville MN; mother: Betty of Albert Lea MN; brother: John (Ann) Granholt of New Auburn; sister: Kathy (Greg) Nelson of Glenville MN; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by son: Rod Sommer; father: Palmer “Bud” Granholt Sr.; brother: Ronnie; infant sister and grandparents.

A celebration of his life will be held at their home on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 1:00- 4:00 PM.

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