September 13, 1940 – July 30, 2016


Marlys Grandy

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 4, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Marlys P. Grandy, age 75, of Sauk Rapids who died Saturday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Rev. Ralph Zimmerman will officiate and entombment will be at Hilltop Mausoleum in Sauk Rapids. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the services on Thursday at the church. Parish prayers will be at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home in Sauk Rapids.
Marlys was born September 13, 1940 in Sauk Rapids to Oscar and Pauline (Kardash) Walker. She married Duane Grandy on October 7, 1961 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids and they resided in Sauk Rapids all their lives. Marlys worked various jobs, including Shopko, Farmers and Merchants, Book Keeper for Grandy’s Granite City Towing, along with being a busy homemaker. She was an active member of Sacred Heart Church, Riverside Lions Club, election judge for Benton County, and helping Duane with various Benton County projects. Marlys enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and friends. She loved her dogs, gardening, music and playing the piano and organ. Her faith was very important to her.

Survivors include her children, Mary Jo (Jim) Swanson of Sioux Falls, SD, Dale (Kristine) Grandy of Milaca, Deb (Greg) Bemboom of Sauk Rapids; grandchildren, Ashley (Kyle) Hoffman, Anthony Bemboom, Nolan Grandy, Amanda Hardick, Bailey Bemboom, Sierra Grandy, Dakota Grandy; great grandchild Tinley Jo Hoffman; brothers, Jack of St. Cloud, Ed (Pat) of Sartell, Harvey (Emma) of Sauk Rapids; sister, Elaine Hick of St. Cloud. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Duane on May 13, 2014.


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