Grant Satre, 84 of Grygla, MN passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020 in the comfort of his home.

A gathering time for family and friends will be held from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, MN. CDC Guidelines will be followed.  A Graveside Service will be held at 4:00 PM at St. Petri Cemetery, rural Grygla, MN with Rev. Ken Bowman officiating. Please feel free to bring a lawn chair and an umbrella.

Grant Maurice Satre was born August 1, 1935 in Grygla, MN the son of Nels and Brita (Eikefet) Satre. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Grant attended Leshar Country School through 7th grade, one year country school at the Six Mile Corner and graduated from the A.C. (Agriculture College) in Crookston, MN in 1954.

On July 21, 1957, Grant was united in marriage to Marianne Gudrun Overby at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. They made their home for a short time with his parents on the Satre Family Farm in Veldt Township, Marshall County, MN. In 1958, they built their first home next door where they raised their two children, Gary and Dawn. They purchased their farm in the early 1960’s and Grant farmed along with his two brothers, Magnus and Gunder. Together they operated a farm with small grains and beef cattle and a variety of other livestock.

During the winter, Grant did logging throughout the Fourtown, MN area where he would earn enough to put the crops in the spring. Grant was a hard-working man throughout his life.

He enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, trapping, visiting & talking politics, following the grandkids sporting events and activities. Grant was compassionate, witty, had a big heart, would help anyone in a time of need and had a strong sense of community in his neighborhood with his family and friends. Grant always made the time to visit.

According to Grant, he never really retired from farming, he just got tired. He continued to help plant in the spring, harvest in the fall and provide support where he could. Grant was very proud to see the Satre Family Farm continue to be owned and operated by his son, Gary and now his grandson, Geoffrey.

Later in his life, Grant discovered a passion for restoring tractors. A couple of years in, he built a shop with a shed attached which turned out to be too small. He restored eight tractors and had one more in the works and preferred them John Deere green. Grant enjoyed displaying his collection throughout northern Minnesota.

For the past 16 years, Grant and his companion, Eunice Schulz enjoyed traveling, attending sporting events & activities, card games, watching Wheel-of-Fortune and visiting with the neighbors.

He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Fourtown-Grygla Sportsman’s Club, Grygla Flying Club, Kem Temple Shriners, Mason Lodge 236, Marshall County DFL, Marshall-Beltrami County Soil & Water, Veldt Township Clerk, Grygla Creamery Board Director, Veldt Township Fire Warden and past Marshall County King Agassiz.

Survivors include his son, Gary (Kristy) Satre; daughter, Dawn (Terry) Wells all of Grygla, MN; grandchildren, Susan, Geoffrey & Alison Satre, Charlie Wells, Tammy (Jonathan) Turner and Terry (Jenny) Wells; great-grandchildren, Krystle (Devin) Ruud and their children, Summer & William, Kylie Raymond and her son, Paul, Amber, Abigail, Alyssa, Andrew & Becca Wells; special friend, Eunice Schulz; sister, Barbara (Wayne) Lunsetter; brother-in-law, Norris Hagen; and in-laws, Delna Wells, Clarence Carlson, Carol Kriel and Cindi (Marlin) Kotrba; God-children, Lisa, Rodney, Michelle & Tiara; and many other relatives and friends.

Grant is preceded in death by his wife on April 2, 1989; parents; siblings, Aslaug (Arthur) Hylland, Mary (Carl) Holte, Magnus Satre, Gunder Satre and Hilda Hagen.


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