Lance Growden, 50, son of Preston woman

Lance Growden

Lance Alan Growden, 50, of Stewartville, died from complications due to heart failure on Friday, May 4, 2018.

He was born on Nov. 3, 1967, in Rochester.

He attended schools in Rochester and Pelican Rapids, Minn., and later earned his GED.

He was employed for over 17 years with KENCO Construction, Inc. in Minneapolis, owned by his uncle, Vern McGrand. He worked in several different states and enjoyed seeing and living in other parts of the country. He then moved to Chatfield. He was employed at Tuohy Furniture in Chatfield for over 10 years. He moved to Hazelton, Iowa, for a few years before buying a house in Greenleafton, where he continued to make his home. Most recently he found a new opportunity with Halcon, Inc. in Stewartville where he worked until retiring for health reasons.

He will be remembered for his smile, his love of animals, his sense of humor, kindness and his love for sports, especially the Packers and the Twins. He enjoyed video games, watching movies, playing baccarat, going to bingo and attending WE Fest. He loved time spent with his mom and the rest of his family.

He had been living at the Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus in Rochester for the past two and a half months awaiting a heart transplant.

He is survived by his mother, Mary (Roger) McGrand-Schibursky of Preston; father, Alan “Skip” (Paula) Growden of Hazelton, Iowa; siblings, Tami (Al) Boysen of Rochester, Tara Schibursky of Las Vegas, Nev., Mike (Jessica) Schibursky of Preston, Mike Hall of Allendale, Mo., Carol Hall of Lamoni, Iowa, John (Marcie) Growden of Oelwein, Iowa, and Brooke (John) Carey of Independence, Iowa, and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Clifford and Lillian (Born) McGrand and his paternal grandparents, Dean and Margaret “Peg” Growden.

A celebration of his life will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 18, at Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville. A private family burial will take place at a later date.

Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville.

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