Skeet Grenwelge 66 of Scranton, Arkansas, passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2012 in Paris, Arkansas. He was born on November 9, 1945 in Winters, Texas to his parents Rudolf and Caroline (Armbrecht) Grenwelge. In 1952 his parents moved the family and their dairy farm to Scranton and in 1961 he built his first two chicken houses. He closed the dairy portion of his farm down in 1994 and started raising beef cattle in which he still farmed along with his chicken farm. He has a bachelor degree from the University of Arkansas in Agriculture, was a member of the Scranton Rural Fire Department, served on the Farm Bureau Insurance Board, a member of the Cattlemen’s Association and a member of the River Valley Grace Lutheran Church Lamar.
Skeet is preceded in death by his parents Rudolf and Caroline Grenwelge.
Skeet is survived by his wife of 42 years Judy Grenwelge, one daughter Heidi Bauman and husband Sean of Scranton, Arkansas, one son Bill Grenwelge and wife Teresa of Cordova, Tennessee; three sisters Martha Farnam of New Blaine, Arkansas, Lillie Brewster of Scranton, Arkansas and Johanna Scrivner and husband Dick of Fort Smith, Arkansas; one brother Ernest Grenwelge and wife Peggy of Scranton, Arkansas his grandchildren Peyton Johnson, Willy Grenwelge, Isaac Bauman, Wren Grenwelge and another grandson on the way, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will held from 6:00-8:00 p.m., on Monday, May 21, 2012 at Roller Funeral Home Chapel in Paris.
Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at River Valley Grace Lutheran Church in Lamar, Arkansas with burial at Prairie View Cemetery in Prairie View Arkansas under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Helping Our Kids Charity, C/O Rogers Tax Service, P.O. Box 89, Scranton, AR 72863 or the Scranton Rural Fire Department c/o Adam Fritchie at Logan County Bank in Scranton.
Pallbearers will be Greg Roper, Alton Roper, Farris Roper, John Schluterman, Britt Schluterman and Greg Oldham.
Honorary Pallbearers will be the Scranton Rural Fire Department.