Palmer “Spank” Granholt, 62

BLOOMER – Palmer “Spank” Granholt, age 62, of rural Bloomer WI, passed away on Saturday, September 14, 2013 after a short, courageous battle with cancer. He was born to Palmer “Bud” and Betty (Bothum) Granholt in Albert Lea MN on August 16, 1951. He was raised on a farm in rural Glenville, MN. He married LuAnn Lee in October of 2005, making their home in Bloomer WI.

He is survived by his wife: LuAnn; children: Mark Granholt of Scotsdale AZ; Becky of Colorado and Chad Sommer of Bloomer; granddaughters: Ashleigh, Elle and Claire Reece of Burnsville MN; mother: Betty of Albert Lea MN; brother: John (Ann) Granholt of New Auburn WI; sister: Kathy (Greg) Nelson of Glenville MN; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by son: Rod Sommer; father: Palmer “Bud” Granholt Sr.; brother: Ronnie; infant sister and grandparents.

A celebration of his life will be held at their home on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 1:00-4:00 PM. Olson funeral home in Bloomer is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at