Richard T. GrigelRichard T. Grigel, 85, Grand Forks, ND passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2013 in Altru Hospital, Grand Forks.
Richard Theodore Grigel was born on March 31, 1928 the son of Andrew and Pauline (Bozikowski) Grigel in Walsh Co. near Warsaw, ND where he attended rural school. Richard entered the U.S. Army on March 28, 1951 serving in Okinawa and was honorable discharge on March 5, 1953. He returned home and worked as a farm laborer and later an auto mechanic. Richard married JoAnn M. Michalski on June 20, 1959 in Ardoch, ND. He worked as an auto mechanic at Sitzer Chevrolet, Minto, ND and later at Rydell Chevrolet, Grand Forks. Richard retired from Rydell’s in 1990 after 25 years. JoAnn preceded him in death on February 24, 2001.