Richard C. Ganyo, retired director of printing, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 at Altru Hospital. He was 78.
Richard was a member of the East Grand Forks American Legion Post, a founding member of the Grand Forks Coon and Crockett Club, life member of the East Grand Forks Rod and Gun Club and a life member of the Gold Prospector’s Club.
Richard is survived by his wife, Sonja, Grand Forks; children: Kreg Ganyo, Grafton, ND; Kristine (Kelly) McLeod, Neche, ND; Kurt (Rosa) Ganyo, Grand Forks, ND; grandchildren: Erik, Kayla, Emily, Karley, Isabelle and Kyle; his siblings: Elaine (Valerian) Schanilec, Grafton; Janet Arcidiancono, Palmdale, CA; Dennis (Nancy) Ganyo, Grafton, and Betty Schanilec, Melrose, MN. Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers: James and Jerry and sister, Lois Melland.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 11 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church of Grafton. Visitation will be Monday from 5-7 with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the Tollefson Funeral Home, 154 W. 12th St., Grafton. Friends may also call at the church on Tuesday for one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will be at Grafton Lutheran Cemetery. Military rites will be provided by the East Grand Forks American Legion and the National Guard Honor Guard.
An online guest book is available at: www.tollefsonfuneralhome.com.The Tollefson Funeral Home of Grafton is in charge of the arrangements.