Sterling L. Grell
Date of Birth
January 29, 1956
Omaha, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
May 17, 2019
Ashland, Nebraska
Visitation Directions

Friday, May 24, 2019 ~ 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Marcy Mortuary ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Private Interment


Ashland Fire and Rescue

Sterling L. Grell, 63, of Ashland, NE, passed away on Friday, May 17, 2019 at his home in Ashland, NE.  He was born January 29, 1956 in Omaha, NE to LeRoy and Karen (Scheef) Grell.  On March 17, 2003, Sterling was married to his soulmate Kaylene (Beckman) Mathis in Deadwood, SD.

Through the years, Sterling worked for Martin Marietta, Western Sand and Gravel and Lyman Richey.  He also owned and operated Sterling’s Tree Service for many years.  Sterling enjoyed working on his acreage, riding his motorcycle, driving and working his team of mules, hunting, fishing and an afternoon card game.  He always enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.  Sterling was also known as “grandpa attitude” and “grandpa ornery” to his grandchildren.

He is survived by wife of 16 years, Kaylene Grell; children, Matt (Andrea) Grell and Stacey Grell; step-children, Benjamin (Tina) Mathis, Brandi (James) Darnell and Amber (Casey) Janssen; mother, Karen Grell; brother, Randy (Kathy) Grell; sisters, Lori (Dave) Smith and Linda (Scott Moeller) Malasek; many grandchildren, other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, LeRoy Grell and infant sister, Virginia Grell.

Condolences for Sterling L. Grell
  1. Bill and Avis Kennel
    • May 17, 2019 - 2 years ago

    Our sincere sympathy to Kaylene and Sterling’s entire family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sterling touched the lives of many, he will be greatly missed. May you find peace and comfort at this very difficult time.

  2. Chris Dickes
    • May 18, 2019 - 2 years ago

    My sincere sympathy to the family.Prayers for healing during this sad time. My heart aches for you Kaylene during this difficult time.

  3. Laurel Campbell
    • May 19, 2019 - 2 years ago

    Kaylene and Family our thoughts and Prayers are with you all🙏🙏🙏

  4. Frank & Kellie Ford
    • May 20, 2019 - 2 years ago

    Kaylene and family – We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. David Thibault
    • May 21, 2019 - 2 years ago

    Kaylene & family – very sorry to hear of Sterling’s passing. All of you are in my families thoughts and prayers. Please let if you need anything. RIP my cousin Sterling.

  6. Kathy Pike
    • May 21, 2019 - 2 years ago

    Kaylene and family, so sorry for your loss, prayers for you all at this most difficult time.

  7. Viola (Raasch) McShannon
    • May 22, 2019 - 2 years ago

    Dear Kaylene
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear husband Sterling.
    Love to you and your family.

  8. Tracy & Rhonda Strahan
    • May 22, 2019 - 2 years ago

    RIP dear friend. Tracy and I will miss you. Loves dear friend. Kayleen our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

  9. • April 17, 2020 - 9 months ago

    Dad…..youre gone and so much left unsaid…..i have brain cancer…..sorry you never met Logan….i love you… Your daughter Stacey….

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