Donald K. Granvold, 1943-2013
Donald K. Granvold was born Aug. 16, 1943, and received a bachelor’s degree in social studies in 1965 from Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa. He then went on to serve in the United States Army before completing his master’s in social work from the University of Iowa in 1970. Don later graduated with a doctorate in social foundations of education in 1975 from the University of Iowa. In 2013, Don retired after his 40th year of service at the University of Texas at Arlington, where he had been a member of the faculty since 1974. Upon retirement, he received the professor emeritus designation. He established and maintained a private psychotherapy practice for 38 years. Survivors: His wife, Erin Turner Granvold; son, Jeffrey Granvold and his wife, Jennifer; daughter, Carey Granvold Walters and her husband, Tony; grandchildren, Daniel Granvold, Emma Walters, Jessica Walters, Mason McKean, David Granvold and Katelyn Granvold; many nieces and nephews; and many lifelong friends.
Memorials: The family suggests memorials in memory of Donald to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org.
A version of this obituary was originally published in Star-Telegram on Oct. 30, 2013.