Melvin Grell, 81 year old resident of Pierz, MN formerly of St. Paul, MN passed away Thursday, May 10, 2012 at the Pierz Villa in Pierz. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, May 14, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pierz, MN with Father Gerald Dalseth officiating, concelebrating with Father Kenneth Brenny. Burial will be at St. Joseph’s Parish Cemetery in Pierz. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 PM on Sunday at the Shelley-Virnig Funeral Chapel in Pierz and from 9 to 10 AM on Monday also at the funeral chapel. Christian Mothers Rosary at 4:30 PM followed by Parish Prayers at 7 PM on Sunday at the Shelley-Virnig Funeral Chapel in Pierz. Military Rites will be conducted by the Pierz American Legion Post #341.