Fred W. Grant

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Fred W. Grant

June 05, 1955 - November 13, 2019

Fred W. Grant Fred W. Grant
Fred W. Grant, born June 5, 1955, in La Crosse, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Seattle, after suffering complications from a fall while recovering from a successful craniotomy. He was 64 years young and a resident of Polson, Mont.
Fred was a jack of all trades, so-to-speak, and held jobs such as a farrier for 25 years, a landscaper, a fix-it man, plumber and had worked in a saw mill, a greenhouse and in retail. His virtues and morals were exemplified by his actions daily and his patience was something to be admired. Overflowing with wisdom and purpose, while seizing any opportunity to find happiness in each moment, he was a fun guy. His favorite activities included hunting, fishing, being outdoors in general, passing on knowledge, playing practical jokes and pranks and listening to music at top volume. He was very involved in his community and was a 4-H shooting coach, a volunteer, a helpful hand to many. His most important roles included a loving father and husband; a family man. To them he was known as a "Wonder Dude." He enjoyed fatherhood more than any other job he ever had, so much so that he was also daily childcare for his grandson, from 5 to 7 months of age.
Fred is survived by his wife of 34 years, Elizabeth Grant (Smith); daughter, Rebecca Dawn Ralbovsky (Victor); son, Cody Allen Grant (Alissa Bear); grandson, and little buddy, Ryan Josef Ralbovsky; siblings, Richard (Pat) Grant, Don (Kate) Grant, Jeanne (Ruth) Hillis and friend, Ron Donn, Carol Grant, Nancy Zetes and friend, Shorty Kendhammer, Dorie (Mark) Etrheim, Mike Grant and Sharon (Bryan) Simonson; loving mother and father-in-law, Donald and Nancy Smith; and brothers and sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his mother, Veronica (Ronnenberg) Grant; father, Fred Grant; and brother, Kenneth Grant.
At this time there is a celebration of life planned for the summer of 2020, exact date and location tba.
Published on November 25, 2019
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Bob Bushnell and Olga Lincoln
Feb 25, 2020
Fred was a neat guy. An individual of real worth. We will miss him.
Judy Bendel Rus
Nov 28, 2019
Sorry to hear of Freds passing. We went to school together at pleasant valley. Sending prayers.
Rick Molenda
Nov 26, 2019
Liz, Rebecca and Cody, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your loved ones. In particular, lots of memories (and somewhere pics as well) of Fred and the kids out at the farm with the horses. He will be missed.
Wendy Olson
Nov 25, 2019
Liz and Family, Your loss is unimaginable, bless you all. Fred was one of the best!! So sorry for your broken hearts. Wendy
Chris Bailey
Nov 25, 2019
Liz, my Heart Breaks for You. Blessings to You All💜
Angie Mock
Nov 25, 2019
Fred was a wonderful man who gave endless time to 4H shooters. His patience, knowledge, and supporting ways made every practice enjoyable. He was innovative and creative in making sure things happened you've kids opportunities to explore their skills. Working as a volunteer wy Fred was one of my favorite things to do. He was kind, funny, and just an outstanding human being. He will be greatly missed.
David Earl Grant
Nov 25, 2019
remember summers running all day through Uncle Fred acres and sledding in the winters. Looking forward to doing that, when we meet again.
Mike Roberts
Nov 24, 2019
What a terrible loss. Fred was indeed a wonderful person!
Joyce Crosby
Nov 24, 2019
I was so shocked and sad to hear about Fred passing. He was such a great guy, always willing to help and full of knowledge. He will be missed by all of Polson. I am so sorry for your loss.
Mark Ralbovsky
Nov 24, 2019
Fred, we couldn't have asked for a better father-in-law, and we loved getting to know a truly wonderful man. Your generosity and hospitality touched everyone from New York, and Polson has a special place in our hearts.
You might be gone, but you will never be forgotten.
Nancy Hemphill
Nov 24, 2019
So many memories.....Fred was indeed a wonder dude. From master chef at the Cherry Valley prime rib dinner to the man who saved my husband’s ass umpteen times after he attempted to fix something and couldn’t, to the man who came to my daughter’s rescue when she had a horse that she could absolutely not get into a horse trailer after working for hours to get him in (yes, Fred was a horse whisperer as well) to the man who became a second father to a Japanese exchange student, to a man who was married to my dear friend and made her laugh and cry, to a man who raised two of my favorite people in the world. The work was a better place for having Fred in it. I will miss him. The world will m...iss him. But thank goodness we all had the chance to know him. Love you Liz, Becca and Cody.Read more
Jill and Tom Holmes
Nov 24, 2019
Sorry for your loss. I remember you traveling to Montana for a visit.
pattie weibel
Nov 24, 2019
Ive often wondered what became of Freddy.. He trimned my horse when I was young....RIP Freddy
Kate and Don Grant
Nov 24, 2019
Fred was a very special guy. His charm, his wit and especially his integrity was very much admired and will greatly be missed.💔💞