Francis Grahn, 97


Roseau- Francis Grahn, 97, of Roseau, peacefully passed away in his sleep on Monday, December 14, 2020.

Francis J. Grahn was born on July 16, 1923, in Spruce Township of Roseau County. His parents were Swedish immigrant farmers named Frans and Alfhilda (Mellstrom) Grahn. Francis was their only son. He had eight sisters, all of whom he loved dearly. In Swedish, Grahn (or "gran") means spruce tree. Francis attended school in Spruce Township and was confirmed in the Swedish Lutheran Church, in Roseau.

His family lost their farm during the Great Depression, but they rented it until they we...

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