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Stephen Graves GRANGER

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Died October 5, 2013, at his home in rural Morris, MN. He was 81. A celebration of life honoring Steve will be held at LaFave House in Morris from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, October 13, 2013. His body was bequeathed to the university of Minnesota Medical School. There will be no funeral. Steve Granger was born February 2, 1932, in St. Paul, Minnesota, to Caroline (Sheire) and Chester Granger. He graduated from Cretin High School in St Paul in 1949. As a Marine Corps reservist, he was called to active duty when the Korean War broke out in the summer of 1950. After 19 months of active service, Steve returned to the University of Minnesota where he earned doctorate in counseling psychology. He worked at the Veteran's Administration hospitals in Minneapolis and St. Cloud doing rehabilitation counseling in the late 1950's. When the University of Minnesota's Morris campus was opened in 1960, Steve was the first hired, one of 13 founding faculty. During his 34 years at UMM he served as Director of Counseling, Assistant Provost, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, and Special Assistant to the Dean. In retirement he frequently volunteered for projects: writing grant applications, consulting, advising committees. In 2010 he received the University of Minnesota Outstanding Service Award for exceptional commitment and service to the University. Steve is survived by his wife Arden, his daughters: Susan (Scott Kelly), Morris, and Sarah, Cyrus; his son Daniel and wife Ruth, Spicer, and four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Published in Pioneer Press on Oct. 9, 2013
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