Grant A. Lien

Grant A. Lien

Grant A. Lien age 92, died on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the Columbus Community Hospital.

He was born on August 3, 1925 in Columbus to Grant and Amelia (Brandt) Lien. After graduating from the Columbus High School, he was drafted and joined the U.S. Air Force during WWII. After the war, Grant was married to Joanne Sperley on August 18, 1956 in Columbus.

Grant worked for Columbus Foods before he joined his brother in operating their father’s auto repair shop, Lien’s Garage in Columbus after his unexpected death in 1948. Grant enjoyed the friendships made during those years in visiting and storytelling and would help anyone in need. He loved animals and building things out of wood, especially for his family. He also loved the hours spent gardening and caring for his lawn.

Survivors include his daughter Susan Lien of Columbus; two sons John (Laura) and Joe (Karen) both of Columbus; two grandchildren Rachel Lien (Shankar Lakshmanan) and Ben Lien; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife in 1994, son James, grandson Dylan Lien Pittman, brother Milton and sister Geraldine Hoff.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M., with visitation beginning at 10:00 A.M., on Monday, November 20, 2017 at the Jensen funeral home in Columbus. Rev. Robert Wilke will officiate. Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery, Columbus with full military honors.

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