Jody Grannes


Jody GrannesJody Lynn Grannes, 51, of Belview passed away peacefully at 6:30 am on October 19, 2017 at the Redwood Area Hospital.  It was a picturesque sunrise that day – the type that Jody, with her keen eye and passion for photography, embraced. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 23 at Christ’s Victory Lutheran Church in Redwood Falls.  Visitation will be held on Sunday from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. with a prayer service held at 6:30 at the Redwood Valley Funeral Home.  Visitation will continue one hour prior to the services on Monday at the church. Interment will be at Belview City Cemetery.  Online condolences may be sent at

Jody was born on January 6, 1966 in Redwood Falls, Minnesota.  She was baptized in Belview, Minnesota on February 13, 1966 at Grace Lutheran Church.  She confirmed her faith at Grace Lutheran and later graduated from Belview High School in 1984.  Jody loved children.  She served as a Sunday school teacher, often babysat, and had special relationships (usually involving snapping photos) with her nieces and nephew.  In addition to her natural ability to capture the beauty of her surroundings with the camera, she also enjoyed taking photos of her many family members that she held close at heart and who reciprocated that love back to her.  Throughout her life, Jody wore many hats.  She worked in electronic repair in Redwood Falls at Artesyn Technologies, Daktronics, and RVI.  She also spent time working at Grannes Gas and Groceries in Wood Lake and later, with her brother Mike, co-managed Grannes Gas and Groceries in Belview.  For many years she played organ at Grace Lutheran.  After her diagnosis of Glioblastoma Multiforme in January 2016, the hats she fashionably wore were to cover scars from her cancer battle.

Jody is survived by her parents Charles and Judy Grannes of Belview, brother Michael Grannes of Belview, sister Cathy (Dale) Buske of Sartell, brother Clark (Denise) Grannes of Belview, nieces Carli Grannes, Reagan Buske, Jenna Grannes, and Taylor Buske, and nephew Luke Grannes.  She was preceded in death by her baby brother Christopher, grandparents Ole and Inga Grannes, and grandparents William and Bernice Clarken.


  1. Joy Waterfield says:

    My condolences to her family. Her RVI family definitely has her and her family in our thoughts and prayers (and we always have).
    I only knew her for a short time, but I enjoyed seeing her photographs and her positive attitude.
    I pray for peace for both her and her family. She will be missed by many.

  2. Deb Zimmer says:

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to the whole family.

  3. Tina Panitzke says:

    So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady and always kind. She was very talented, we were lucky enough to have her as a photographer on a few different occasions…pictures that we will always cherish. She will be greatly missed!

  4. Tina Giernet says:

    I am so sorry for the loss of this beautiful soul. She was a wonderful person with an eye for what was beautiful in the world. My thoughts and prayers to all her family and friends. She will be missed….

  5. John Krohn says:

    I used to work with Jody back in the Zytec and Artesyn days. I also enjoy photography and certainly enjoyed seeing Jody’s photographs. My sincere condolences!

  6. Kari Seime says:

    So sorry to hear about Jody but she is at peace and without pain. I will miss her beautiful pictures on Facebook – she had a wonderful talent with the camera. My thoughts and prayers are with her family!

  7. Wendy and Thomas Decknatel says:

    Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Jody. I loved seeing her photographs on Facebook. She will be greatly missed by many. A wonderful person taken too soon.

  8. Tim Kulow says:

    Deepest sympathy to the whole Grannes family. Jody was an inspiration to us all. Her talent with the camera was unmatched. Blessings to all at this time of loss.

  9. Alice Burgess says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss, my deepest sympathy for your family.

  10. JULIE BRANDNER says:

    Our deepest sympathies to your whole family Charles and Judy. Blessings to you as you heal in the months and years to come. Your faith will carry you through the valley of the shadow of death.

  11. Kerri (Kasten) Zimmermann says:

    so sorry to hear of Jody passing 🙁 she will be missed by so many – such a beautiful lady, inside and out… deepest sympathy to you all…

  12. Jane Feldman says:

    Jody was a unique person. I will miss our friendship. I am grateful that I got to spend a lot of time with her over the years. Her passion for music and photography will always be a treasure to me. Keeping you all in our prayers.

  13. Lora Weilage Delozier says:

    Cathy and family,
    I am so sorry for your families loss!! She was beautiful inside and out! Sending many prayers to you all!
    Lora Weilage Delozier and children

  14. Allen Enger says:

    Our prayers are with the Grannes family. Will miss the photos posted on facebook and will always remember her smiley face.

  15. Faythe Amberg says:

    ~~Our sympathy to the Grannes Family ~ ~ So sorry for the loss of your dear loved one~~
    Butch and Faythe Amberg

  16. Marjorie H Stokke says:

    Sending love and prayers for the whole family. Jody fought the good fight with grace and strength. May God Bless and keep you in this difficult time… With love and my deepest sympathy. Marjorie

  17. Charles and Judy, I am deeply saddened for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Our love to you always.

  18. Terry Marguth says:

    I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.

  19. Diane Amberg says:

    My deepest condolences. She always had a smiling face, an inspiration to all. You are all in my thoughts and I am sending prayers and hugs during this difficult time.

  20. Bev Nelson says:

    So very sorry for your loss. Jody was truly a wonderful person who was very proud of her nieces and nephew and treasured the times spent with them. Jody was a terrific coworker also, we had a lot of good times and laughs. She will be greatly missed by many.

  21. MICHAEL SMITH says:

    My sympathy to you Judy and Charles. Although I never met Jody, I heard her story through you Judy; and would think about her every so often. Sorry for you loss.

  22. Karen Omtvedt says:

    Jody was a wonder. Her smile made me smile. Her humor catchy. She fit in with all of us. My sympathy to each of you…..hugs and love

    Karen Omtvedt

  23. My deepest condolences to the family. May you lean on God for comfort and strength. His promises at Isaiah 33:24: ” no resident will say: “I am sick” and at Revelation 21:4: “no more pain, sorrow or tears” can strengthen and comfort you.

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