Rochester-Funeral Services for James C. Grell, age 40 who died at his home on Thursday, January 12, 2012 will be held 11:30 A.M. Tuesday, January 17th 2012 at Crosswinds Church, 8106 31st Ave.N.W. Oronoco,MN. With Rev. Doug Weincouff officiating.Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be at the church on Tuesday from 10:30 A.M. until the time of the Service.
James Carl Grell was born October 19th 1971 in Spring Valley, Mn.He grew up and attended grade school in Chatfield.He moved to Rochester and Graduated from Mayo High School class of 89
He married Elizabeth(Beth) Hershberger June 17th 1995. They later divorced. Jim was a Salesman.He loved buying and selling antiques. He liked to go to garage sales.He enjoyed doing crafts.Going fishing, camping and listening to music. He loved his kids, his family and his nieces and nephews.
He is survived by his mother; Sandra K. Grell of Eyota; his children, Sandra Ann Grell, Timothy J.C. Grell, Patsy Lynn Grell and Savannah R.Grell all of St. Charles, MN; a brother, Brad A. Julian of Eyota, MN. and Sisters; Karen M. Grelland Therese Salomonson (Bruce) of Rochester, MN, Lori L. Clark (Eric) and Holly Fernholz (Ed ) of Eyota, MN.He was preceded in death by his father, John A. Grell; a brother, Timothy;and his grandparents.
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home 5421 Royal Place N.W. Rochester, MN. 507-289-3600 www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
Oronoco, Minnesota 55960
Miss you our friend
I am so sorry for your loss. Jim was a great guy that will be missed by many!
Although we never met face to face I met my cousin
online. We shared some of our family history info via
email. My deepest sympathy goes to his family and
I am so sorry for your loss,my thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
I was saddened to read the hear the news of Jims death. I used to work with Jim at Madonna Towers. He was always full of energy and loved telling me about all the precious antiques he had bought. He was very nice to work with. My heart goes out to all his family.
"If you love somebody enough, you can still hear the laughter long after they are gone". He is gone, but not forgotten.
My sincere sympathy~
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
May your memories of Jimmy give you strength. Debbie & Greg Dukart
Deepest Sympathy to you all.
Its hard to believe he is gone. We would chat on facebook. Whenever we would see each other. . .he would say Jodie get over her so I can give you a dam hug. I have lots of fond memories growing up. When we would meet on the back roads of Cummingsville hill. Karen chasing someone with the broom and I would be looking at Jimmy like what the heck he would say she just crazy. I can still hear him say just get out of here. Are walks down pass the cornfield down to the little cabin. I remember him and everyone being so excited about when the butchered a cow. I was a town girl I figured you went to the store to get hamburger. . .not kill a cow. I had such a hard time eat hamburgers for awhile. He was so happy to be a dad. Everytime we would talk about each one he had the biggest smile on his face. He always told me being a day was the best thing there was. He always told me my kids where so dam cute he was going to kidnap them. I told him he would be the first person I would look for. Haha! We both would laugh. All our family is celebrating up there. Big family pig roast we had many of those in our days. Jimmy I wish you really knew how this would have effected all of us. . we all loved you so much. We all could have helped you out. You are joining all the bright stars now so when I need to talk I know I can look up and think of you! John now has his two boys in heaven with him.
I love each and everyone of you call if you need anything. (((((HUG)))))
I wish I could have made it to the memorial!