Steven Russell Grant, 54, of Garfield Minnesota, passed away on February 15, 2023.
Steve was born on November 4, 1968 in Marshalltown, Iowa to Robert and Marsha.
In 1988, Steve met the love of his life, Lori. He would soon learn that she was his whole entire world, his soulmate. Two short years later, Steve enlisted in the Army, which paved the road for the next 21 years of his life. He was always so proud of being in the military. After several years and many assignments, Steve endured an injury in 2006. The injury changed so much in his life; however, he maintained his positive outlook and stayed independent during his recovery. Through hundreds of doctors appointments, several diagnostics, and hours of physical rehab, Steve had one focus; his family, especially his wife. He was so strong throughout this drastic change.
In 2011, Steve retired from the Army. His family stood by his side and Lori placed his retirement pins. That day was easily one of the best. Soon after, Steve, Lori, and Miranda moved to Minnesota and began a new chapter of their lives. In this chapter, Steve and Lori purchased their dream home on North Union Lake. Steve loved fishing and being on the lake. He could spend hours on the water and be perfectly happy with catching little to nothing. He also loved cooking, specifically breakfast, jamming to his favorite songs, and spending time with his family.
His favorite tv shows included Cops, Judge Judy, and Myth Busters. He also enjoyed cooking shows, Impractical Jokers, and Home Improvement.
Steve was blessed with a service dog in 2011, Champ. This dog immediately became Steve’s best friend. He truly provided Steve with an unconditional love despite him being a working dog. Champ passed in 2018, after seven beautiful years of service. Steve loved him so immensely and waited several years until he was ready for his next service dog, Zilford. Zilford came into Steve’s life just one year before his passing. Steve also loved Zilford with his whole heart.
Steve is preceded in death by his father-in-law Kenneth, his father Robert, his daughter Nicole, and his first service dog Champ.
Everyone who knew Steve said he was always so kind, so helpful, had the best smile and the most contagious laugh. He also truly adored his wife, Lori, with every ounce of his being. His dad jokes, his cooking experiments and his desire to jam out will be missed so much, by so many.
Steve is survived by his wife Lori, his daughters Lacey, Alison, & Miranda, his mother Marsha, and his sisters Michelle and Jennifer and his nine grandchildren.
In Steve’s words; Take the money and run, Rock On, and IWALU.
Steve and dad, WWALUFAEAAFL!
DUE TO WEATHER FUNERAL SERVICE HAS BEEN CHANGED TO FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2023, 11:00 AM AT GRACE CHURCH IN ALEXANDRIA WITH VISITATION FROM 10:00 – 11:00 AM AT THE CHURCH. VISITATION WILL BE ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2023, 4:00 – 7:00 PM AT THE ANDERSON FUNERAL HOME.