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Jesse F. Grenert

July 11, 1931 ~ March 12, 2017 (age 85)

Jesse F. Grenert, 85 years old, passed away at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at his home.  Mr. Grenert was born on July 11, 1931 in St. Joseph County to the late Alva and Vera (Overholt) Grenert.  He has remained a lifelong resident of St. Joseph County.  On March 18, 1955 in South Bend, Jesse and Joann Sharp were united in marriage.  She preceded him in death on May 22, 2012.  Also preceding Jesse in death was his son, Jerry D. Grenert; daughter, Sally A. Grenert; grandson, Brent; sisters, Catherine Doerr, Martha Warner, and M. Mary Schlemmer; and brothers, Walter, William, Elmer, John and George Grenert.

Mr. Grenert is survived by his three daughters, Kristy Baynton of South Bend, Kathy Diamond of South Bend and Nancy Bontreger of Middlebury; seven grandchildren, Tracie, Jessica, Shannon, Sara, Jena, Kody and Leah; five great grandchildren; and two sisters, Sue LaGue and Joyce Grenert, both of South Bend. 

Mr. Grenert retired in 1992 after over 40 years in the welding industry.  He worked for Oliver Corporation, White Farm and National Standard.  He proudly served his country during the Korean War with the United States Marine Corps.  He enjoyed traveling throughout the United States with his wife and dogs.  He was a great man and was loved by many.  We will miss you Dad.

Per Mr. Grenert’s wishes, there will be no visitation or service.  Palmer Funeral Home-Lakeville and Southlawn Cremation Services is assisting the family.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Jesse F. Grenert may be donated to Hospice Foundation, 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, IN  46545 or to Pet Refuge, 4626 S. Burnett Drive, South Bend, IN  46614.  Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com. 


Charitable donations may be made to:

Hospice Foundation
501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka IN 46545

Pet Refuge
4626 S. Burnett Drive, South Bend IN 46614



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