Roger Clifton Gronvold

Born: Thu., Mar. 2, 1961
Died: Wed., Dec. 26, 2012


9:30 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Dec. 29, 2012
Location: Our Savior's Lutheran Church

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Sat., Dec. 29, 2012
Location: Our Savior's Lutheran Church

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ROCHESTER -  Roger C. Gronvold, 51, died of natural causes on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at his home in Rochester.

Roger was born in Rochester on March 2, 1961 to Clifton and Jane (Haugen) Gronvold.  He attended Byron High School and graduated in 1979.  Roger was active in music and was manager of the football and basketball team.  He attended RCTC and graduated with an Associate Arts Degree in 1981.  Roger had worked at Seneca Foods for over 30 years.  He was an avid collector of sports cards and memorabilia.  

Roger is survived by his mother, Jane Gronvold, of Rochester; three sisters, Bev Gronvold, of Rochester, Deb (Tom) Badger, of Rochester, and Pam Shulze, of Rochester; two nieces, Melissa (George) Cascino and Kristi (Josh) McGowan, both of Rochester; five nephews, Jason (Kim) Badger, of New York, Jeremy Shulze, of Rochester, Matt Badger, of Stewartville, Mike (Emily) Badger, of Duluth, and Adam (Sara) Badger, of Byron; five great nieces and three great nephews.

Roger is preceded in death by his father, Clifton.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 2124 Viola Road NE, with Rev. Fred Rengstorf officiating.  Visitation will be from 9:30 until the time of service at the church.  Burial will take place at Grandview Memorial Gardens.

He will be missed by all.

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Mark McGlinch
   Posted Thu December 27, 2012
I remember the day that Roger told me he was moving into town and would be my new neighbor just like it was yesterday. From that day on, we were pretty much joined at the hip. He was truly the best, most loyal friend someone could have! I will miss his dry, sarcastic wit, his most excellent taste in fast cars, and his race car driver-like reflexes that allowed us to cheat death on several occasions. I will miss you Rog!!

Robert & Karen Schley
   Posted Thu December 27, 2012
Our sympathy goes out to Roger's family. He was a classmate of our daughter, Kimberly Schley. May your many wonderful memories of Roger be a blessing to you in future years. God's blessings to you.

Jodi Janssen
   Posted Fri December 28, 2012
I am so sorry to hear of Rogers passing. My deepest sympathy to Roger's family.

Gaylene Ryan
   Posted Fri December 28, 2012
Pam and Family,
My sympathy to you on the passing of your dear Brother. I just read his obituary in the newspaper. Please know that I am thinking of you and hold your memories close to your hearts!
Gaylene Ryan

Mrs virginia Cascino
   Posted Fri December 28, 2012
Rogers family has our deepest sympathy I know he will certainly be missed.Mrs virginia Cascino and family

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