Grant Edwards, 1963-2015

Published 10:23 am Friday, April 3, 2015

Funeral services for Grant L. Edwards will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Salem Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. Mark Niethammer will officiate.Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Bonnerup Funeral chapel in Albert Lea as well as one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will take place at a later date.

Grant Lane Edwards was born Oct. 22, 1963, to Lawrence and Bonnie (Hutchins) Edwards in Albert Lea. He was a member of Salem Lutheran Church. He graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1982. When he was 16 Grant started working for Interstate Meats and it eventually turned into a career. He stayed with the company through the transition to J&B Food Group where he had a successful career in sales and marketing.

Grant was united in marriage to Beth Hanna Feb. 1, 1997, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. To this union two amazing children were born, Dayna and Zach.

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Aside from work Grant enjoyed many things in life. In his younger years he liked to spend time outdoors where he would go camping and fishing with his brothers and sister. He liked to hunt, golf and follow the Minnesota sports teams. Grant was a coach for Knights baseball, his son’s traveling team.

Grant was described as hardworking, loyal and genuine.He treated everyone with the respect that they deserved.He was well loved by his coworkers, clients, friends and his family. Grant’s greatest achievement was being a proud and loving father to his two children.

Grant will be deeply missed by his wife of 18 years, Beth; twin children, Dayna and Zach; mother, Bonnie Edwards; siblings Garry (Connie) Edwards, Garth (Shelly) Edwards, Garrett Edwards and Jennifer (Tom) Hess; mother in-law, Wanda Haugland; brothers in-law Randy (Geralyn) Hanna, Tim (Kim) Hanna, Paul (Denise) Hanna and Jay (Mandy) Hanna; as well as many loving special relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his father, Lawrence; father-in-law, Gerrald Hanna; and a step-father-in-law, Frank Haugland.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to colon cancer research or Mayo Clinic Health System and Albert Lea Hospice.