Donald “Tuppy” Grondahl, 58, died at his home in Barnesville, MN after a courageous battle of cancer under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley on Tuesday, May 2, 2017.  

Memorial Services were 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Cormorant Lutheran Church in Cormorant, MN with Rev. Wade Dutton officiating. Visitation was 2-4 p.m., Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Dobmeier Funeral Home in Barnesville. Visitation continued for one prior to the memorial service on Sunday.

Donald Clarence Grondahl Jr. was born on February 26, 1959 to Donald and Calley (Johnson) Grondahl in Fargo, ND. He attended school in Lake Park where he played football and wrestling, graduating in 1977.

He married Tammy Ann Otterson on December 17, 1984. They started their married life on a month and a half trip around the SW parts of the United States. They made their home in Fargo, where they lived for 8 years.  In 1990, they settled in Barnesville.

Don had many different adventures of work throughout his lifetime all revolving around working outside. In 2012, Don suffered life changing injuries in an automobile collision causing him not to be able to work.

Don is survived by his wife Tammy, Barnesville, three children: Jessica (Dustin) Wirth, Park Rapids, MN, Andrea (Jake Hough) Grondahl, Barnesville, Joshua (Stephanie) Grondahl, Moorhead, MN, six grandchildren: Kinsey, Haden, Jade, and Jenna Wirth, Zachary and Benjamin Hough.  three sisters: Shiela Nelson, Glyndon, MN, Sheri Kaiser, Lake Park, MN, Donna (Leroy) Anderson, Cedar, MN, many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother-in-law Jerry Kaiser.

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