Grant Kusske, 55

Grant Paul Kusske, age 55, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, passed away surrounded by family, Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, due to complications from ALS.

A celebration of life open house will take place at the Mayer Community Center Saturday, Nov. 27 from 1 to 4 p.m., with a short program at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the family.

Arrangements are with Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; 952-442-2121; www.johnsonfh.com.

Grant was born Nov. 25, 1965, in Watertown, MN. He grew up in Long Lake, MN, and graduated from Orono Senior High School in 1984.

Grant will be missed by so many people who loved and respected him.

Up until his ALS diagnosis Aug. 8, 2019, Grant was an auto body technician and mechanic for most of his adult life. He worked at Straight-Line Auto Body in Hamel for 25 years, and then started his own business doing work from home for Crow River Harley-Davidson in Delano, MN, Hamel Power in Hamel, MN, and Bob’s Repair in Mayer, MN.

Grant served on the Mayer Fire Department as a firefighter and EMT for nine years.

He enjoyed snowmobiling and his trips to the mountains, NASCAR, drag racing, truck pulls; anything that had to do with cars and trucks.

Grant was preceded in death by his mother and father, Pam and Harold Kusske; his brother, Bryce Glenn; and his grandparents, Harold and Millie Kusske, and Glenn and Vivian Carlson.

Grant is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Roxanne; his daughter, Brittani; son-in-law, Shaun; and his three beautiful grandchildren, Harley, Finn, and Owyn. They will miss their “Grampy” so much, as they were a big part of his life before ALS; whether it be listening to music, wrestling on the floor, playing computer games, or just cuddling in his chair.

Grant is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Tammy and Danny Hebeisen; brother and sister-in-law, Bart Kusske and Julie Maas-Kusske; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Tom and Judy, Steve and Vickie, Greg and Annette, and Dan; nieces, Amber, Megan, Jessica, and Jennifer; nephews, Andy, Tyler, Jake, Matthew, Adam, Jacob, Jordan, and Andrew; as well as 10 great nieces and nephews, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Grant’s family wishes to send a special thank you to the staff at Ridgeview Hospice and Homecare for their care and compassion. As well as a loving thank you to family and friends for everything you’ve done for us during Grant’s struggle with ALS; you know who you are. (Too many to list).

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