Services for Payton Carl Grandstrand
Sun, 10/20/2019 - 4:00pm admin
Payton Carl Grandstrand was born April 20, 2001 to Brenda and Jeremy Grandstrand in Fargo ND. Payton died unexpectedly Tuesday October 15, 2019, in Thief River Falls MN, where he was a college student.
He grew up in Fargo. As a young boy he loved fishing, especially with his dad and grandpa. He was adventurous as he enjoyed rock climbing, snowboarding and recently took up bull and bronco riding. He was excited for finals coming up at the end of October. He was baptized at Grace Lutheran Church in Grygla and confirmed at Hope Lutheran Church in Fargo. He played several sports as a young child. In 5th grade he put all his energy into starting hockey and he admired his hard work to catch up his skills for starting so late. He enjoyed his 2 younger brothers who admired him. They took on his love for hockey and fishing. This summer when he hand picked fishing tackle and rods out for their birthdays and fished with them, Landen and Brayden said “This is the best day of my life."
As a young child he loved his many trips to Grygla where he had many relatives. He often said he wanted to go to school in Grygla as he loved the country. He attended Fargo schools, then in his Junior and Senior year he attended Grygla school and lived with his grandma. He made an impression on Grygla, where he was involved in student council, emceed school events and participated in whatever events he could including football, basketball, knowledge bowl, robotics, the school play, art and trap shooting. He was glad to use his hockey skills at the Grygla rink where he refereed for the Infamous Grygla Cup. He was a very kind hearted kid, hardworking, humble and loved to make people laugh. He never wanted to sit still and was always on the go. His Grygla friends took him on a fishing trip of a lifetime to Canada. He was so excited and thankful to go. He has recently been working with local farmers and would say “these are really great people.” He loved the many skills he was learning like welding. He recently shared his plans to go into elementary education, he thought he would enjoy K-1.
He is survived by parents Jeremy and Brenda Grandstrand, brothers Brayden and Landen. Grandparents Janice Holte, Connie Hagen, Keith Grandstrand. Uncle Jason Grandstand and cousins Courtney, Carter and Cooper Grandstrand. Many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.
He was proceeded in death by His Grandpa Richard Holte, Aunt Diane Holte, Uncle and Aunt Jim and Gloria Holte. Great grandparents Carl and Mary Holte, Wendaline and Maggie Fischer, Otto and Hennie Hagen, and Melvin and Irene Grandstrand. Uncle Roy Grandstrand, second cousins Joshua Silbernagel, Darren Schaeffer and Mark Geforoh, Ryan Holte, and Tomas Lauer.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the St. Petri Cemetery fund. A memorial is also planned in Grygla.
Services: Saturday, October 19, Grygla school 4 PM visitation 1 hour prior to service with Supper following.