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Edvard Grande, age 76, of Gray, passed away the morning of Nov. 21, 2016, at his home following a brief illness.
He leaves his wife of 32 years, Janie Grande; two sons and stepson, Neil Grande, Edward Grande and Mickey Bingham, of Corbin; two daughters, Jane Grande-Allen, of Houston, Texas and Alison Cheek, of Lexington; five grandchildren; and many close friends.
He was born on Feb. 27, 1940, in Leksvik, Norway, the son of Elias and Ingrid Grande. Leaving Norway, he went on to obtain a Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the University of Washington in 1971. During his time in Kentucky, he worked as a Professional Engineer and Surveyor.
He enjoyed spending time with family on his farm, history, classical music, and writing. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Corbin.
Visitation is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 25, from 6-9 p.m. at Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home in Corbin. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 26, at noon at the funeral home with Pastor Jeff Frost officiating.
Burial will be in the Pine Hill Cemetery.
Messages may be written to the family at www.vankirkgrisellfuneralhome.com
Published on November 22, 2016
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