Dr. Donald Kenneth Granvold
An old School of Social Work (Iowa Graguate Program) comrade who just learned of a dear friend's death, wishing to express gratitude for crossing trails with a wonderful person....
I remember you, too, Carey - my wife, Jeannette and I (first name, Wayne), used to spend time at your Iowa home, and you had a team name for us - "Waynette"! Your dad, ever the humorist, had a name for me, too, as I did for him - I was "Wagon Maker" (Don said he researched the meaning of my name, tracing it to Merry Old England), and to me, he was always "Granvola"! We played handball and golf together, along with another school chum, Byron Bissell (we both served as groomsmen at Byron's wedding later in life).
Friends like Don are a treasure in this world - I will always be grateful for the value that Don added to my quality of life!!!
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I'm Byron Webb, LCSW. I had the privilege of studying under Dr. Granvold at UTA in 2007 and 2008. I'm now in private practice and use his teachings almost daily to try to do what he did for so many for so long. I believe Dr. Granvold was one of the kindest, most gentle men I've ever known. I'm a better Social Worker and Clinician because I was blessed to be his pupil. Go with God, Sir. And thank you.
I had been seeing Dr. Granvold as a patient off and on for 22 years. His treatment was so pragmatic. Among his many triumphs are the mental health gifts he gave to me and to so many of his patients. Erin, I haven't met you, but you and your entire family are in my prayers. Don was a wonderful man.
i was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of this wonderful man-so loving and giving in a multitude of ways,, he was my professor, my supervisor and as well as my friend and i know he was an inspiration to many..he will be in our hearts forever...
I just heard about Don's passing... I am filled with such sadness for his entire family and especially Erin. He was such a warm and amazing man. He will be sorely missed.