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    Albert G. Grenz

Born:  March 08, 1916 - Artas, SD
Died:  March 18, 1999
Father: Gottlieb G. Grenz
Mother:  Christina Wentz
Married:  March 10, 1946
Spouse:  Olivia Ebel
Born:  February 15, 1923
Married:  August 01, 1973
Spouse:  Marie Elizabeth ( Langness) Neidermire
Born:  February 23, 1925 - Farmington, MN
Died:   December 29, 2009


Albert G. Grenz was born March 8, 1916 at Artas, SD the son of Gottleib and Christine (Wentz) Grenz.  Albert attended school in Napoleon, being involved in all types of sports.  He served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps (Pacific) and was employed for ten years at the hardware store in Lehr, ND, ten years as a meat cutter in Breckenridge, MN and ten years at the K-Mart store as department manager.

In his second marriage, Albert was married to Marie Langness on August 1, 1973 at Watertown, SD,  Albert had four children, one deceased, and Marie has six children, all living.  They have 19 grandchildren from the two marriages.

Albert is a member of the Memorial Rifle Squad, Ft. Snelling: V.F.W.; American Legion and K.C.'s. Marie has been President of the V.F.W. Auxiliary; Cooties Auxiliary and is presently junior vice in the 4th District V.F.W. Auxiliary.

In the past 15 years, Albert has made two trips around the world visiting 27 countries and climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in 1972.  They are affiliated with he Catholic Church.

Albert remembers how on Saturday nights everyone would go to town.  He was a helper in the general store with his brothers, and farmers as well as towns people would buy a week's supply of groceries and deliver eggs and cream.  The street was always full of cars, and after shopping everyone would sit around and visit until late.

Notes:  had Diabetes




Albert G. Grenz

Albert, age 83 Years., resident of St. Paul, died on March 18, 1999.  Preceded in death by son, Graves; brother Eugene; and sister, Ida.  Beloved husband of Marie; father of Gerald (Joyce), Ginger (David) Kropp, Garlet Graff; stepfather of Mary Stream, Madelynn (Bob) Haumschild, Maxine (Ed) Proetz, Michale (Nancy) Langness, Marcell Loren, Margaret (David) Adams; brother John, Willie, Christine, Elsie; 21 grandchildren.  Prayers from the Phalen Park Funeral Home, March 22, 9:30 A.M..  Mass of Christian Burial 10 A.M.. Monday from St. Jerome's Catholic Church.  Interment National Cemetery (Fort Snelling Veterans Cemetery). Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-8 P.M..  Sunday with a parish vigil at 7 P.M.

Past Commander of the Roseville VFW  Post.  Past Commander of DAV, member of American Legion Post 474, Marine Corps League and founder of the 6th Defense of Midway island Reunion and Fort Snelling Memorial rifle Squad.




Albert G Grenz and Olivia (Ebel) Grenz          Wedding Day

Left to Right:  Ginger, Olivia, Graves, Albert, Gerald, Garlet

Left to Right:  Gerald, Graves, Ginger, Garlet




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