December 18, 1945 - October 22, 2016


Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 27, 2016 at South Santiago Lutheran Church in Clear Lake for Gregory “Gatzie” T. Schendzielos, 70 of Clear Lake who passed away on Saturday. Rev. Michael Pancoast will officiate and burial will be with full military honors at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls. Friends and relatives may call from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and also one hour prior to services at the church in Clear Lake on Thursday morning.

Gregory Thomas Schendzielos was born on December 18, 1945 in St. Cloud to Martin and Esther (Holter) Schendzielos. He served his country in the Vietnam War with the Army Corps of Engineers from 1967 – 1968 and was married to Dianne “Dee” Seydel on May 10, 1975. Greg was a small business owner, moving earth, buildings, excavation and building golf courses. He was a member of South Santiago Lutheran Church. Greg was very hardworking, funny and loved to travel. He was spontaneous, refused to conform and embraced adventure. Greg loved being with his family.

Survivors include his loving wife Dee of Clear Lake; daughters, Gretchen (Dan) Huwe of Clear Lake, Samantha of Minneapolis and Dede Schendzielos of Seattle, WA; grandchildren, Piper and Martin Huwe of Clear Lake; siblings, Michael (Liz) of Clear Lake, Sandra Larson of South Haven, Patrick of Clear Lake, and Mary Jane (Richard) Roering of Clear Lake; and sister in law, Carol Marie of St. Cloud. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, James.