Garth Alan Grevenstuk
February 24, 1944 – December 19, 2020
Garth Alan Grevenstuk, age 76, passed away at home on December 19, 2020. He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Nancy Grevenstuk. He will be deeply missed by his sons Ryan (Jessica) Grevenstuk, Jason (Jennifer) Grevenstuk; grandchildren Braydan and Jordan; and many extended family and friends.
Garth served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the bronze star medal for heroism. Garth enjoyed gardening, fishing, woodworking, and spending time with his family.
Graveside services for Garth will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at Elmwood Cemetery where he will be laid to rest next to Nancy. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at www.kubiakcookwayland.com.
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Garth Alan Grevenstuk
December 29, 2020
When I started working at E.W.Bliss in sales in 1998 I realized immediately I needed to make friends with the engineers because of the enormous amount of machinery Bliss had placed around the world - and how much of it was still running!
One of the reasons those machines were still running was because Bliss had EXCEPTIONAL people like Garth working there!
Garth was an incredible resource, and if you were patient (as he sorted through his systematic filing) and you listened very closely (he always spoke softly) he would set you up with the right part for the right machine (usually 1831 can machines) EVERY TIME and he saved me a world of hurt numerous times by - THIS THE TRUTH - actually remembering the VERY machine I was selling parts for and then producing drawings from his file for the CUSTOM parts that particular machine required!
Who has a memory and knowledge like that? This 1831 I was selling parts on was DECADES old - but Garth was right that time - and every time!
It was an honor to work with him and he was a master at his calling. I am impressed by his Bronze Star, but not surprised he never mentioned it as he was quiet and humble. Men like Garth are a rare gift to this world and although he will be missed, in my mind I will always remember myself leaning in close to hear his wisdom and now I will try to continue his legacy of the patience and professionalism he helped instill in me.
December 23, 2020
Remembering Garth and Nancy at family reunions and as the son of my husband's sister Ruby
My husband Alvin passed away 3 years ago. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I live I Newaygo and Florida now
Sending prayers for your comfort
Bob and Nancy Grevenstuk
December 22, 2020
Our sympathy to the family in the passing of your father and grandfather