The Rev. Robert M. Grendahl, 79, of Chisago City, Minn., died Sept. 12, 2013.

Robert M. Grendahl was born June 25, 1934. He served as pastor of Spring Lake Lutheran in Spring Lake, Christ Lutheran in Lake Elmo, Our Savior's Lutheran in Spring Valley from 1969 to 1981, Mount Calvary in Eagan and Salem Lutheran and Grace Lutheran in Burlington, Iowa.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Violet; children, Kathryn (Robert) Stuparits, Carol Copeman, Elizabeth (David Hoff) Grendahl-Hoff and Paul (Paula) Grendahl; grandchildren, Sarah Stuparits, Shelby Stuparits, Erin Copeman, Jon Copeman, Isaac Hoff, Olivia Hoff, Jake Grendahl, Lindsey Grendahl and Megan Grendahl; siblings, Marian King, Richard Grendahl and Raymond (Joyce) Grendahl; and nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by sons-in-law, Robert Walsh and Scott Copeman.

A memorial service was held Monday, Sept. 16, at Faith Lutheran Church in Forest Lake.