Craig B. Grorud, 68, Bismarck, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 14, 2022.
Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, at Evangel, 3225 N 14th St, Bismarck.
Burial will be held at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Wilton, ND.
Craig was born October 13, 1953, the son of Robert and Mary Jane Grorud. He grew up in Bismarck. He found a love of music at a young age and became an accomplished pianist. He also played cello and sang in choirs. He earned a black belt in karate and was a gymnast on the first boys’ gymnastics team at Bismarck High School. Upon graduating from BHS, he attended Bismarck State College then Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. He was accepted into UND Medical School and graduated in 1982 with a Doctor of Medicine degree. He became an ER/urgent care physician. He had a love and compassion for the people he cared for and often spoke of how he loved helping people.
Craig’s true joy, strength, acceptance, forgiveness and love came from his faith and focus in our Lord Jesus. He was and will continue to be an inspiration to family and friends in the importance of daily bible reading and placing God as our priority. He was a kind, loving, gentle, patient, calm, and funny man.
Craig is survived by his daughter, Kristin (Ben) Kindred, Essex Junction, VT; sons, Anders Grorud, Charlottesville, VA, and Lars Grorud, Raleigh, NC; brother, Scott Grorud, Spokane, WA; sisters, Jane (Seth) Grorud, and Kristin (John) Olson, Bismarck, ND; many nieces and nephews, and long time friend, Gary (Diane) Garvey.
Craig was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Mary Jane Grorud.