Agnes Helen (Knopic) Granlund

Agnes Helen (Knopic) Granlund, 77, died Wednesday at The Fairways at Brookline, State College, after an extended illness.

She was born in Johnsonburg and was raised by her uncle and aunt, Joseph and Lorraine Knopic, who preceded her in death.

Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Rodger Granlund; four children: Carl and wife, Sharyn, of Stewartstown and their children, Andrew, Casey and Noah, Eric and wife, Aletta, of Warriors Mark and their son, Alex, Forrest and wife, Susan, of Dublin, Ohio, and their son, Chase, and Ingrid Stevens and husband, Joseph, of Altoona and their children, Alyson, Emily and Joshua; and a brother, James Knopic of Iowa City, Iowa.

Agnes graduated from Johnsonburg High School. In 1957, she married her high school sweetheart, Rodger Granlund. Agnes and Rodger lived in Nashville, Tenn., for a year and then in Oak Ridge, Tenn., while Rodger was on a training fellowship. In 1960, they moved to their present home in State College.

Agnes was a homemaker who devoted her life to her children and grandchildren. She was known by her family and friends as a master bargain hunter and loved going to garage sales and thrift shops. Her shopping was seldom for herself. She was especially pleased when she could find a special gift that matched a friend’s or family member’s special interest.

She was a volunteer at Centre Community Hospital (now Mount Nittany Medical Center), where she served as chairwoman of the Emergency Room Volunteers and trained many new volunteers. She was recognized as the Hospital Volunteer of the Year in 1985 for her many years of volunteer work.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2013, at Koch Funeral Home, 2401 S. Atherton St., State College, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11, 2013.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society, 526 Westerly Parkway, State College, PA 16801, or to the charity of your choice.

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