It is with profound sadness to announce the passing of Daniel Ray Grun of Mission, TX, who left us to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 26, 2020. A man with a true servant heart, Daniel lost his courageous battle with COVID-19, succumbing to the virus he worked to save so many others from, as a RN working the frontlines at Mission Regional Medical Center.
Daniel is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 22 years, Priscilla Grun, and benevolent son, Bradley Grun. He is also survived by his father, Johnny Grun, and mother, Pamela (JB) Leslie, both of La Vernia, TX, and brother, Scott (Letha) Scrimpsher, and three nieces of Chesnee, South Carolina.
Daniel also leaves behind a host of dear family members, friends, colleagues and fellow members of faith at his place of worship, Palm Valley Church, as he and his family were dedicated Christ followers. Daniel was born in San Antonio, TX, on November 28, 1971. He was a proud graduate of La Vernia High School in 1990 and earned a B.S. in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center in 2015. He met his wife while working in San Antonio and along with their son, Bradley, settled in Mission in 2010. Daniel was a true man of character and faith, having battled and beaten cancer in the past. He loved nothing more than spending time with his wife and son, given they were his foremost concern in his life. He was their biggest supporter and loved nothing more than hearing about their day. They traveled the world together; taking in sights, adventures and making lifetime memories.
Daniel couldn’t be a prouder father of his son, Bradley, who is scheduled to graduate from Texas A&M – College Station at the conclusion of this upcoming Fall semester. A soft-spoken, humble individual, Daniel leaves behind a legacy of love and empathy, dedication and devotion, and patience. He was a true servant, often putting his needs aside for others. He volunteered in various roles at his church and enjoyed meeting and talking with new people. His gentleness and famous teddy bear hugs will truly be missed by all who knew him.
Dan and Priscilla Grun have been trusted volunteers of Palm Valley Church for many years, along with Priscilla’s current role as one of the PVC Board members. Thank you for support of the Grun family and Palm Valley Church, as you choose to give in memory of Dan and his life well lived! He was a dedicated father and husband, who will be greatly missed by his church family, here at PVC. Please feel free to follow the directions below by walking through the donation process. When you donate to PVC “Compassion Missions” you are partnering with us to reach not only the Rio Grande Valley, but our International Partners. Regularly, PVC has the opportunity to support the local Food Banks of Mission and McAllen. During this COVID-19 season, we have had the privilege of blessing our local law enforcement and hospital frontline workers with meals and moral support through prayer. We continue to look for ways to be a blessing to the community around us. Thank you again for your partnership and generosity!
- Click the “Memorial Donation” button below
- Select: Compassion/Missions
- In the “memo box” please indicate: Dan Grun Memorial Fund