Hunter Gransee-Bowman | Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

January 27, 2001 - August 25, 2020

Hunter Benjamin Gransee-Bowman, 19, journeyed from this life to the next on August 25, 2020. He was witty, intelligent, and quick with a smile. He was a hard-worker, learning the construction trades and culinary arts. His interests included cats, running, movies, film making, camping, rock climbing, video games, times at the beach, writing short stories, and debating the finer points of life. A great story-teller, he always brightened the room with his laugh and clever sense of humor. He had a beautiful spirit and a brilliant mind. He is survived by his parents, grandfathers, siblings, extended family, and friends. He was loved by many and will be sorely missed.

Due to COVID-19, services are private. YouTube link to Hunter’s service.

Memorials may be directed to the Catholic Youth Charities Outreach Program


  1. Jeffrey Everson says:

    I only met Hunter a few times and wish that we had been closer in age to be best friends. He had a wonderful spirit and made me feel like a better person just by being with him.

  2. Beth Reilly says:

    Michelle, having just lost a loved one I am aware of what comes along with a loss. May you find strength in your memories and from the love of those around you. I am so very sorry.

  3. Karen Horn says:

    I am absolutely heartbroken for your guys. Praying for your entire family during this time. We live you and are here for you however you need.

  4. Laura Geissler says:

    Michelle, Joe, Shawn, Daniel and a Elijah,

    I am so very sorry. Hunter was a great kid. I know how much you love him. My heart and prayers are with you.

  5. Sara, Mahadev, Adi and Ila Dovre Wudali says:

    We are so very sad to hear about Hunter’s death, and mourn with you all in our hearts, even while we cannot be together to mourn in person. Greatest sympathies to you all.

  6. Sally Zimmerman says:

    Michelle and family. I am so sorry to hear of Hunter’s death. May you be strengthened by your faith in God and by the family and friends surrounding you. Our deepest sympathies.
    Sally and Bob Zimmerman

  7. Paula & Gordon Bowman says:

    To Joe, Michelle, Daniel, Shawn and Elijah: We are so deeply sorry for your loss. We can only imagine your pain, and surely, it will take time for this loss to even register. We have such nice memories of Hunter at our house for family Thanksgivings. We wish all of you peace as you struggle to get through these sad times and know that your good memories of Hunter will eventually overpower the sad ones. Love to you all.

  8. Francisco Murillo says:

    I’m sorry to hear about this Daniel. I don’t know if you remember me but we had a class together back in high school with Mrs. Lompart. I’m sorry to hear about your brother passing do to COVID. I hope for the best for you and your family

  9. Stacy Miller says:

    Dearest Michelle, Joe, Chris, and Hunter’s entire family,

    Hunter was a sweet and bright young man. He took classes with my daughter in high school, and as she put it then and reminded me now, “Everyone likes Hunter. Teachers and students alike.”

    Hunter’s good-humored and gentle spirit came through during the times I met him and in the stories I heard… He had an easy manner and would offer his peers a kind word or a friendly gesture when they needed it.

    I hope you take some comfort in knowing he will be remembered warmly by many of us for years to come.


    Stacy Miller

    • Sean Fogarty says:

      Michelle and family, so sorry to hear about Hunter’s passing. May good memories comfort you. God bless your family always.

  10. S.Melaine Schwahn-Doyle says:

    My condolences, Michelle, to you and your family. Let Hunter’s light shine and guide you when you are in darkness. His smile and engaging eyes shown here remind us of warm memories.

  11. Jessica OBrien says:

    I only met Hunter in June, and I immediately liked him so very much. He did a wonderful job helping to build our deck. My kids got so excited to see him every day, he was so sweet.
    He had such a beautiful soul, I am so sorry for everyone who knew him well. What an unimaginable loss. My heart breaks for you.

  12. Susan Schuller (Ermer) says:

    Dear Michelle, Joe, and all of Hunter’s family!!! I am so very sorry. My deepest sympathies. He was such a wonderful spirit as a child when in Stevens Point. Great big hugs to you all as you get through this difficult time.

    • Jennie Lane says:

      Susan, I remember joining you one time when you babysat Hunter and his siblings. I couldn’t believe you were going to take on caring for the entire family and I reluctantly volunteered to you help you (even though you didn’t ask). It turned out to be such a wonderful experience. The children were so fun and cooperative. The day went by so quickly. Now more than ever I am glad I had that experience to get to know Hunter more.

      Michelle, I am so sad and sorry for your loss. You are a beautiful soul who does not deserve such heartache. But because of your loving, open, and brave soul are one of the most capable of accepting and growing from these sad sad events. I love you and you will remain one of my life’s heroes.

  13. Jeff Stuhr says:

    Met Hunter this spring while he was doing some work at a house on the U of M campus. Always smiling and willing to help in any way he could. Though the time I spent with him was short, he left a lasting impression. Thoughts and prayers with family and friends.

  14. Joe Milroy says:

    Michelle, I so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in the our thoughts and Prayers.

  15. Wayne Kivell says:

    Michelle, all of us in I Cantanti Chamber Choir grieve with you on the loss of Hunter. We wish you and your family strength as you move forward without his vibrant smile, laughter and talent. May God give you strength in this time.

  16. Trish Ferrett says:

    Dear Michelle and Chris, Joe, Daniel, Shawn and Elijah,
    I am so sorry about Hunter. Adam heard the news and is quite sad, remembers his friendship from the Prairie Creek days. I am thinking about you all, knowing this must be completely overwhelming. I hope that the sadness is eventually balanced more by good memories you have of him.

  17. Jeannie Stuckey says:

    I am a 74 year old woman who lives in Goshen, IN. I often check the obituaries, and especially those of young people. I am so sorry that you lost your son, brother, friend and a wonderful person. I was struck by his photo, and how much he looks like a cousin and someone I would have enjoyed knowing. I believe that this is an agreement he made before coming to this earth, and that God’s plan for you and for Hunter is working out. That doesn’t stop the pain of his loss, and the time you will spend missing and grieving his absence, for he was truly a gift. May you come to some sort of acquiescence of your life without him, but never let anyone tell you how long you can grieve. May you make his loss help you better the world in some way.

  18. Shane says:

    I am so, so sorry.

  19. Johnson Jody says:

    Michelle, your son (Hunter) will stay with you, look down on you. His love will never stop. I am so sorry for your loss. It hits close to home and it is always a scare. I am here for you no matter what. I am at a loss for words to try to comfort you.

  20. Greg Doyle says:

    Michelle and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  21. Ken Brown says:

    I am sorry beyond words to hear of Hunter’s passing. No loss is greater than that of a child. Bless you, your family and all those who loved him.
    Your Christmas cards include photographs of him with you and the rest of the family. When I looked at him in the picture the thought, “That is a child well loved,” came to mind.
    To know you are loved is a gift beyond imagining, and it remains his to have.
    The next thought when gazing at the picture was “and that Love is returned.”
    As I hold you and your family in my thoughts, those will be the thoughts I send.
    With great respect and sympathy for you all,

  22. Kathleen Orth says:

    Michelle and family:

    I am so sorry for the loss of Hunter and can only imagine the pain you are experiencing. I hope knowing you have the love and support of your family, friends and co-workers will help to soften the loss of Hunter. Sending peace and comfort your way!


  23. Mary Sue Lobenstein says:

    Michelle and family – it is unimaginable what you are going through, but I hope you can notice that friends and family are here for you. While I did not know Hunter it is clear from messages posted here that he was well-loved and had a full life, no matter how short. My deepest sympathies.

  24. Jeanette Anani says:

    Michelle and family,

    I was so sad to hear about your son Hunter and the loss you are suffering right now. Please know you and your family will always be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Jeanette Anani

  25. Viv Miller says:

    Joe & Family,
    I am so so sorry to hear about your loss. Sending love to your whole family. Much love and light, Viv

  26. Karen Van Norman says:

    Michelle and family,

    Know that I’m thinking of you often during this sad, sad time.

    Karen Van Norman

  27. Bill Grant says:

    Michelle and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. As a parent or a sibling, the loss of a child or brother is unimaginably painful. May your fond memories of Hunter help you through your pain. Please stay well.

    Bill Grant

  28. Melissa Feine says:

    Michelle and family – I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your child. I cannot imaging the pain you are experiencing and pray that you find peace and comfort. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Melissa, Semcac

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