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Jalmar Oscar Granholm

Jalmar Oscar Granholm

Jalmar Oscar Granholm, 86, formerly of Esko, died Thursday, May 2, 2019 at his home in Tucson, AZ. He was born October 10, 1932 in Cloquet, the son of Eino and Alma Granholm. Jalmar proudly served his country for 20 years in the US Navy and Naval Reserve and retired as Chief Petty Officer. He had been employed by Potlatch Corporation for 30 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Barbara.

Jalmar is survived by five children, Dale (Carol) of Esko, Tom (Kathy) of Fernandina Beach, FL, Daniel (Lesley) of Murfreesboro, TN, Sally (James) Swidrak of Tucson and Susan (Tom) Solomon of Mahtowa; 15 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; six sisters, Selma Houck of Cromwell, Mary Brening, Alma Nopola and Arlene (Carl) Nopola all of Minneapolis, Ellen (Lloyd) Schmitz of Carlton and Helen Dixon of Duluth; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 2 until the 3:00 p.m. Funeral Service, Saturday, May 18, 2019 in St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Esko. Burial will follow in St. Matthews Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Matthews Lutheran Church. Arrangements entrusted to Atkins-Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th Street, Cloquet. To leave an online tribute, see