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Grenier, Joel

Joel D. Grenier, age 80, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 9, 2012. Joel will be remembered for his loving heart and kind sprit. Born on January 22, 1932 in Negaunee MI, he was the son of the late Joel and Violet Grenier. He made the lives of people around him better and filled with happiness. His Native American heritage taught him how to make beautiful dream catchers that still are in many people lives…he will forever be able to dream on and be at peace. In 1951 Joel enlisted with the United States Army where he served in the Korean War. Joel married Joan Shestak on June 1, 1957 at Melnik Presbyterian Church and made their home in Manitowoc, WI where he worked and retired from Burger Boat building Yachts. On Sept 27, 1988 his beloved wife preceded him in death after 31 years of marriage. Survived by his children Rachelle (Craig) Paulsen, Suamico and Scott (Misha) Grenier , Manitowoc; 6 Grandchildren he loved dearly and actively enjoyed being a part of their lives : Joshua, Zachary, Hailey, Dylan, Brandon and Tristan, and special friends Gary Goad and Eugene Winkler. He will be laid to rest in a private ceremony per his request. Online condolences may be expressed at

As a father, grandfather, friend and confidante, he will truly be missed by all who loved him.

Joel's family would like express their sincere gratitude and thanks to the staff at Angels on Arcadian Assisted Living center along with Aspera care Hospice for the wonderful care and support given to Joel.


Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter on Dec. 11, 2012
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