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