Rose Grenz, 83, of Miles City
died Tuesday, June 2, 2004, at the Holy Rosary Health
center in Miles city. born in Gorham, ND on Feb
3, 1921, she was the daughter of Russian Immigrants
Steve and Katherine Godlesky Anheluk. As a young
girl, she was a shepherd, with dreams of one day being
able to drive an automobile, which they would
occasionally see passing through. the family
would travel to town once a year by horse and buggy,
the daughters receiving only a nickel a piece to
While in Belfield, she met Chris Grenz in 1945 and
married in 1947. The couple moved to Miles City
in 1948 and purchased the 600 Bar.
Mrs. Grenz convinced her husband to start a five-stool
restaurant and bakery across from the bar. As
the dining area continued to expand, the bar was moved
downstairs, beginning the era, which would later be
known as the 600 Cafe.
Never would Mrs. Grenz have dreamed that the 600 Cafe
would become the anchor tenant of downtown Main Street
in Miles City.
She was a very active in the Catholic Church and in
helping the community. for the past several
years, she hosted the Harvest Dinner, a benefit for
the catholic Church, which will continue as a tribute
in her name.
Mrs. Grenz was also an avid traveler, exploring much
of the world near and far.
Her survivors include two sons, Chris "Butch" Grenz of
Miles City and Carter "Ike" Grenz of Flippin, Arizona.
Her stepdaughters, Sheila Koon of vista, Calif, Joan
Marie of Chico, Calif, and Marcella Olson of Bismarck,
ND and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Chris, Mrs. Grenz was
preceded in death by her parents and her children,
James "Spike" Grenz, Tom Grenz, Gardner Grenz, and
A Vigil Service will be held on Friday, June 4, 2004
at 89 pm in the chapel of Stevenson and Sons Funeral
Home in Miles City.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, June
5, 2004 at 10am in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in
Miles City. Rite of Committal will follow in the
Custer County Cemetery.
City Star 6/13/2004 Obituary