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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Stephen "Steve" Charles Grantier
February 4, 1947 - March 11, 2021

Place of Birth: Williston, ND
Residence: Huntley, Montana
Age: 74

Stephen Charles “Steve” Grantier, 74, Huntley MT, formerly of Watford City, died Thursday, March 11, 2021 at his home near Huntley. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. (CST) on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at First Lutheran Church in Watford City.
Steve was born February 4, 1947 in Williston to LJ “Buck” and Dorothy (Kerr) Grantier. He was raised on the Grantier Ranch north of Watford City and attended elementary and high school in Watford City where he participated in sports and was the life of the party. He was drafted into the U.S. Army and spent a year in Vietnam. Upon his release from the service, he started farming and ranching with his dad Buck and brother Jim. He married Denise Washburn on July 31, 1970 to which four children were born: Suzie, Stacy, Stephanie, and Jay.
Steve enjoyed the ranch life. He was happiest when he was on a good horse, whether rounding up cattle for branding or training his next prospect. He loved branding time on the ranch when all his friends and neighbors would gather. He talked often of those good memories. He spent many years riding and breaking horses for others until his health started to decline. Besides ranching, Steve also worked various jobs including the McKenzie County Road Dept. and Lund Oil, among others. Always a prankster, you had to watch your back around Steve! He was always quick with a laugh and liked to have fun.
In the last few years, Steve moved to Montana where he enjoyed his place up in the pines near Roundup, and most recently his horse property outside of Huntley. Steve could often be seen with a cowboy hat, a dog at his side, and riding a good horse, from the time he was a boy through his later years. One of Steve’s greatest joys was watching his kids and grandkids riding – he’d have a huge smile on his face. He loved watching rodeos and traveled frequently to see them and always watched them on TV. He loved his horses, cattle, time with family, and especially a good steak.
Steve is survived by his four children, Suzie (Cory) Thompson and their children, Paige (Jared) Ballweber, and Brady; Stacy (Brent) Arnegard and their children Ethan, Avery, and Brier; Stephanie (Jade) Falcon and their children Berkley, Parker, and Marlee; Jay (Lindsay) Grantier and their children Harrison, Murphy, and Kolt; two great-granddaughters, Finnley and Charlie Ballweber; two half- brothers, Perry (Cheryl) Colebank and Gary (Nancy) Colebank; sister-in-law, Rita Grantier; a special niece Jodi (Mike) Aubol and nephew Marty (Cheryl) Grantier; special aunts, Betty Kelly and Charlet Killough, and many other nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents Buck and Dorothy; his brother Jim Grantier; his half-brother Jeff Colebank; grandbaby Ashbey, and numerous ranching neighbors and friends that he now joins in Heaven.
Since Dad loved ranching, his horses, and the western way of life, in lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the ND Cowboy Hall of Fame, PO Box 137, Medora, ND 58645. Ride on, Cowboy!

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Rob. &. Babe. Olson (Mesquite , N.V.)
Mar 16, 2021
Our thoughts are with all the family. He was always a part of the branding crew..he will be missed by all who knew !!!
Johnye Kelly (Billings, Mt.)
Mar 17, 2021
R.I.P. cousin!
Don & LaRue Rehberg (boise, id)
Mar 17, 2021
Sorry for your lose, Will miss you old friend
Jodi Johnston McKinzie (Williston, ND)
Mar 17, 2021
Steve will be missed by many. He was a great person all around. He was always there when we needed help rounding up cattle, branding or just about anything. I have a lot of fond memories of him and will cherish them. Rest in Peach Steve.
Connie Connolly (Dickinson, ND)
Mar 19, 2021
So sorry for your loss, may he rest in peace.
Ken Grantier (Bemidji, Minnesota)
Mar 22, 2021
“I have fond memories of visiting with Steve at the Grantier Ranch and in more recent times at the Johnson's branding get togethers. I remember him having a good sense of humor and always having a funny story or anecdote to share. He always seemed to me like a throwback to an earlier time, a tough as leather, good natured authentic cowboy. I certainly remember the twinkle in his eye and his hardy laugh. I honor his service and sacrifices for our country.
Cousin, Ken Grantier”
Mar 24, 2021
Sorry to hear of Steve's departure. He was a good
friend I'd met while rodeoing and got to know well.
God Bless!
Debbie Wilcox (Minot)
Mar 24, 2021
So very sorry for your family’s loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.
Margaret Renbarger
Mar 25, 2021
Thoughts and prayers to you. May the memories you have comfort you in the days to come. God bless.
Kenny & Patti Leiseth (Arnegard, ND)
Mar 25, 2021
We regret we will not be back from AZ in time to attend Steve’s memorial service. Growing up & living in the same community, there are many memories we have of an authentic cowboy that we will cherish. Our deepest sympathy to his family.
Mark Kelly (Houston, Texas)
Mar 26, 2021
RIP Steve, I'm so glad that you moved to the Billings area. My Mom was so happy to have you near her place there!
Carla Schaible (Watford City , ND)
Mar 26, 2021
Steve’s Family:
Steve was a good friend .
So very sorry to hear of his passing .
Prayers and love to all of you .
Carla Schaible and Family ??????
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