Gerald Grenz

The Jamestown Sun
August 11, 1998

Gerald 'Jerry' James Grenz, 50, Gackle N.D., died from a farm accident Sunday Aug 9, 1998, in Stutsman County.

Mr. Grenz was born Feb. 23, 1948, at Jamestown the son of Alvin and Magdalena (Kirvida) Grenz. He attended Gackle Public School, Gackle, graduating in 1966. He attended Minot (ND) State University, graduating in 1971. He worked for MDU, Jamestown, for many years. He married Myra Kay Suko July 31, 1976, in Gackle. He worked for various construction companies in Fargo, and Wahpeton, N.D., including Klug & Smith in the 1970s and 1980s. He helped slop up elevators in Spirtwood, N.D. and Wahpeton. He farmed all his life. He was baptized in Grace Baptist Church. He attended Ebenzer United Methodist Church, Streeter, N.D., where he was an usher. He enjoyed reading the Bible, woodworking, fishing, traveling, riding ATVs, his dogs and the outdoors.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Hannah Faith Grenz, Edwards, Air Force Base, Calif., and Miriam Joy Grenz, Rapid City, S.D.; a son Zechariah Job, Gackle; and parents, Gackle.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Alvin Jr. in February 1971.

SERVICES: 11 am. Thursday, Ebenzer United Methodist Church, Street, with the Revs. Grant Piehl and Harvey A. Motis officiating.
VISITATION: 1 to 9 p.m. Today and 9 am to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Haut Funeral Homes, Gackle.
BURIAL: Gackle City Cemetery, Gackle.
Bismarck Tribune, ND

Date Of Death 08/09/1998
Age 50
Gackle ND

GACKLE -- Gerald James Grenz, 50, Gackle, died Aug. 9, 1998, as a result of a farming accident in Stutsman County. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Ebenzer United Methodist Church, Streeter. Burial will be in the Gackle City Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Myra; two daughters, Airman 1st Class Hannah Faith Grenz, Edwards AFC, Calif., and Miriam Joy Grenz, Rapid City, S.D.; one son, Zechariah Job Grenz, at home; and his parents, Alvin and Magdalena Grenz, Gackle. (Haut Funeral Home, Gackle)
Tuesday, August 11, 1998
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A farm accident has killed a man who authorities say apparently got caught in a hay baler.

Gerald Grenz, 50, of Gackle, went out to bale hay Sunday morning 11 miles northeast of Gackle, in south-central North Dakota. A relative went to check on Grenz later in the morning, and his body was found in the baler, said Jerry Mayer, investigator for the Stutsman County Sheriff's Department.


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