Memorial service for Mel Grenz will be held at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Moose Lodge. Milbert “Mel” Grenz 83, left us on July 27, 2018 due to respiratory problems he had been suffering from the past year.
Mel was born on August 8, 1934 in Trail City, SD. He lived and worked in different places in South Dakota until moving to Gillette, WY in 1973. He worked jobs in construction until hiring on with Cundy Asphalt, where he worked for twenty years until his retirement in 1999.
He met his lifetime companion Joyce Johnson in 1990. They remained together for 28 years. Mel was a lifetime member of Moose Lodge and Fraternal Order of the Eagles. Joyce and Mel enjoyed being active members of both clubs. They also took great pleasure in trips to Wendover and Deadwood, to satisfy his passion for gambling.
Mel will be missed and remembered by his warm smile and twinkle in his eye, also his sense of humor and engaging in conversation.
Mel is survived by his companion, Joyce Johnson; son, Lenny Carlson; sister, Wilma Gregor; step-daughters, Janice (Grady) Faris and Joanette (Alan) Wardell; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Justina (Hauss) Grenz and Joseph Grenz; brother, Ben Grenz, sisters; Freida Aman, Irene Goehring, and Lorraine Allis.
Memorials and condolences may be sent in Mel’s name in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at www.gillettememorialchapel.com