Royal (Roy) Garfield BratvoldRoyal (Roy) Garfield Bratvold left this world for a better place after a courageous battle with cancer with minimal complaints on Sunday, May 31, 2009 under the loving care of Hospice of the Red River Valley, the Nursing Staff at Valley Eldercare Center in Grand Forks, ND and family and friends who stayed with him to the end.
Royal (Roy) Garfield Bratvold
Royal (Roy) Garfield Bratvold left this world for a better place after a courageous battle with cancer with minimal complaints on Sunday, May 31, 2009 under the loving care of Hospice of the Red River Valley, the Nursing Staff at Valley Eldercare Center in Grand Forks, ND and family and friends who stayed with him to the end.
Roy was born on September 3, 1918, to Hilma and Gilbert Bratvold in rural East Grand Forks, MN. He attended Sunnyside District 2 School in rural East Grand Forks, MN. He resided in Northland Township with his sister Violet and brother-in-law Clarence Bren, where he helped them with their farming. In 1973 he moved with them to East Grand Forks, MN, where he was employed with Campaigns at American Crystal Sugar Company for over 20 years. After retiring from American Crystal Sugar he spent every moment he could working in their yard and brought great pleasure to family, friends and neighbors with all of his beautiful flowers. He loved to feed and watch all the goldfinches, orioles and hummingbirds.
Roy enjoyed playing cards, shaking dice and visiting with everyone. He was a gentle soul who was loved by so many and will be missed by all who knew him.
Family members who survive Roy include his sister, Violet Bren of East Grand Forks, MN; brothers: Lester Bratvold of East Grand Forks, MN, Vernon (Helen) Bratvold of Crookston, MN, Sister-in-Law Delores Bratvold of East Grand Forks and many nieces and nephews.
Roy is preceded in death by his parents: Gilbert & Hilma; brothers: Arthur, Melford, Orien, Ernel; sisters: Evelyn Vonasek and Hazel Martin.
Funeral Service: 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 4, 2009 in Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1515 5th Ave. NW, East Grand Forks, MN.
Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., with a 7:00 p.m. Prayer Service on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 in Stennes Funeral Home of East Grand Forks, MN and will continue one hour before the Funeral Service on Thursday in the church.
Interment: Resurrection Cemetery, East Grand Forks, MN
Online Guestbook: www.stennesfuneralhome.com
Arrangements by Stennes Funeral Home, East Grand Forks, Minnesota.
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