Thomas James Grens, 58, of Benton, Kentucky, died on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at his home.
Mr. Grens was retired from the US Postal Service where he worked for 30 years. He had been the Postmaster of Morris, IL and also of Park Forest, IL.
Born Saturday, October 9, 1954, in Chicago, Illinois, he was the son of the late Mitchell Grens and the late Joan (Jaszczak) Grens.
Surviving are his wife, Marlene Adair (Gowan) Grens of Benton, KY., sons, Kevin Grens, wife Eileen of Lemont, IL and Scott Grens, wife Tricia of Chicago, IL; daughter, Kate Bacholzky, husband Rich of Berkley, MI; stepdaughters, Stefanie Butler of San Diego, CA., and Sydney Butler of Plainfield, IL., brother, Paul Grens of Manitowac, WI., sister, Ruth Allaway of Oak Lawn, IL., step mother, Therese Grens of Homer Glen, IL., and 5 grandchildren.
A funeral service will be at 1:00 PM on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Collier Funeral Chapel located at 211 West 5th St. Benton, Kentucky 42025 with the Bro. Joel Frizzell officiating. Live webcasting of the funeral service is available to all out of town friends and family at www.collierfuneralhome.com.
Interment will follow in Maple Springs Cemetery, Benton, KY.
Visitation will be held between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2013, at the Collier Funeral Home. Online condolences may be given at www.collierfuneralhome.com.