of Benton, AR
April 19, 1990 - January 25, 2023
Brandon Kevin Gretz, 32, of Benton, Arkansas passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 in Benton.Brandon was born on April 19, 1990 in Little Rock to Kevin and Ann Gretz.Brandon graduated from Benton High School in 2008. He went on to earn an associate degree in applied science, diesel and heavy equipment from Oklahoma State University at Okmulgee.For the next ten years Brandon worked in many different facets of the heavy equipment industry. He specialized in hydraulics, electrical and natural gas processing.These skills allowed Brandon to achieve his dream of opening his own company, BG Diesel, in 2020. His business served a wide range of clients in the Arkansas construction industry and was still expanding at the time of his passing.Brandon enjoyed spending time with his family and rooting for the Green Bay Packers. He particularly loved playing and completing projects with his six nephews, who cherished every minute with their "Unc Unc". He was also an active supporter of his nephew's school and sports programs.Brandon is survived by his parents, Kevin and Ann of Benton; his sisters, Dayna Christian (Gordon) of Benton and Tamara Pudinas (Kyle) of Benton; his grandmothers, Eileen Gretz of Manitowoc, Wisconsin and Janet Brockhoff of Manitowoc, Wisconsin and his six nephews, Logan, Charlie and Austin Pudinas and Barrett, Mitchell and Carter Christian all of Benton. He is also survived by his aunts and uncles, Kenlyn and Lynn Gretz (God Father), Kim and Deb Gretz, Kurt and Linda Gretz, Kelly and Lorie Gretz of Wisconsin, Keith and Robin Gretz of Michigan, Cheryl Benthien (God Mother), Tom and Janelle Ray and Mike Brockhoff of Wisconsin, as well as numerous cousins and friends.Brandon was preceded in death by his uncle, Dean Benthien of Mishicot, Wisconsin and his grandfathers, Kenneth Gretz of Two Creeks, Wisconsin and Melvin Brockhoff of Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Visitation will be held at Roller Ballard Funeral Home on Thursday, February 2, 2023 from 6-8pm with a Rosary being held prior at 5:30pm. Brandon's funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Benton on Friday, February 3, 2023, at 10am. Interment will be on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 1PM at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander, Arkansas.Memorial Donations may be made in Brandon's name to Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School, 818 W. Cross St, Benton, AR, 72015.PallbearersKyle Pudinas, Alex Pudinas, Albert Cimino, Kevin Kendrick, Rob Brown and Bodie Harris.
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KevinMy heart has been so very heavy this past week or so since we heard the awful news of your Sons passing. I just want you and your wife and family to know we are lifting you up in prayer for peace in this incredibly trying timeHang in there my friend Lynn and Robin Johnson
Brandon I don't know what to say. Cdnt believe it when I heard the news. You always had a smile on your face and was always joking. I know you will be fixing everything up there that needs fixed. Keep a watch on us down here and we will keep up your memories. RIP Brother
Our hearts go out to you and your family. Although it is so difficult to find the right words to express our deepest condolences, my family and I want you to know that we are with you and your wonderful family in thought and prayer and we wish you comfort and peace as you celebrate the life Brandon. We are here for you if you need anything.
It still doesn’t feel real. I’ll do my best to route twice as hard for the Pack for you, buddy. Missing you, Brandon.
Brandon truly was a bright light in a world full of darkness! I have great memories with him in Pennsylvania. He always could make me laugh, he had some goofy phrases that we would all use. One that I remember is calling cows “moo bosses” and to this day when I go past a cow pasture that’s what I call them and think of him! Praying that the Lord is with you today and many days to come. Psalm 46:1-3God is our refuge and strength,A very present help in trouble.Therefore we will not fear, though the earth shakesAnd the mountains slip into the heart of the sea; Though its waters roar and foam,Though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. Selah
You are all in our thoughts & prayers as you say goodbye to your son, brother, & uncle. He will be greatly missed! Until we meet again, rest easy Brandon
I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for all of the family. Brandon was a joy to teach. He always had a smile that was so contagious. Donna Brown
I was so saddened to hear of Brandon passing, he was great to be around. I remember when I saw him one day it was -22° in PA and he said "I dont know how or why you people live here" I laughed with him many times. He came over to spend the day with us, it was Mothers Day, and he helped Tyler place a banner on his truck I bought for Ty. We had dinner, ate ice cream cake, and played driveway volleyball. I think he had a real nice time that day, being away from home and all. I could tell his family meant so much to him, and my heart breaks for youns. Rest in Peace Brandon, I will never forget you. I pray for God to comfort everyone that knew you.
I have the visual of Brandon as a young, blonde, curly-headed, big eyed boy. Always running and playing in his big sisters shadows. Mom, Ann, carpooling kids to events and seeing to it all were happy. God's timing is not Earthly. He will be missed here. I pray for a comfort and peace that only Jesus can supply at this time for parents, sisters, nephews and any family remaining. Much love, Ms. Andrea
There are no words to express how sorry we are for the passing of Brandon. Our family has fond memories of great times spent together. Our prayers are with you all. God bless ♥️
No amount of words can express the pain that you are going through. We are sending you love and prayers and hope you are able to find strength during this dark time.
Gretz Family,Brandon was truly a unique individual. I think that’s why him and I became such close friends when he moved to PA. Brandon was my first true roommate, we had many great stories from those times. I think one of my favorite was when he told me he was allergic to chicken and would break out into hives, he said he hadn’t ate chicken in years. One night I force fed it to him to see if he grew out of the allergic reaction…turns out he grew out of it lol…we didn’t eat anything but chicken for weeks.. chicken wings, chicken tacos, chicken nachos, chicken salads. Brandon will truly be missed by all. His love and caring for others spread cheer and happiness to all. -Tyler Beck
A lot of great memories of Brandon that always bring a smile to my face. Great kid taken way too soon.❤️
So very sorry for your lose. If we can do anything for you all please let us do.
I am so very sorry,praying for healing,in your hearts and souls.h
So sorry for the overwhelming loss of a child, brother, and family member. My prayers and thoughts are with you. 🙏🙏Teresa and Mike Bechtel.
Met him once, gender reveal for Bodie and Ashley. Such an amazing young man. Life of the partyGod Bless
Brandon was the most giving person I know. He was also the funniest. He loved Bodie and I’s little girl Kaylen and making her laugh so much. He will be missed greatly!!
I do not have to tell you all how great a person Brandon was. His personality was contagious. I am so blessed to have met him when I did and have so many years with him as my best friend. It is very hard making friends as an adult, but we had so much in common and could talk for hours at a time, it was wonderful. I will cherish all of my memories with him and hope the good memories you all have with him will help ease this painful loss. -Love Ashley Valentine
Brandon was a wonderful soul to be around, his laugh was infectious and smile was genuine. We missed him when he left PA and made his way back home. May God be with the family through the trying times, and the wonderful memories of Brandon’s life give them comfortCondolences,Shawn & Amber Thomas
So very sorry for your loss. It is never easy losing someone you love.if there is anything we can do, please do not hesitate.
Brandon will always hold a special place in our hearts as we grew a friendship with him during his time in PA! We are so very sorry to hear about his passing. We will be praying God wraps his loving arms around you as he helps you through such a difficult time. All our love, The Kaisers
Brandon was greatly loved by many. He had such a giving heart. Hold on & remember all the good, fun, hilarious moments with him. He loved his family dearly. Kevin,Ann,Dayna,Tamara y’all are in my prayers daily.
My heart goes out to your family. We will keep everyone in our prayers. Brandon was always a nice young man. We are so very sorry.
I recall Brandon as a very precocious athletic sweet young boy who played with my son Brad. My condolences to Kevin and Ann
Kevin, Ann and family Our thoughts and prayers to your family. Brandon was a special person that always had a smile on his face. His memories will be cherished forever in our hearts 💕
Sympathy to Kevin, Ann and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you ❤️Mary and Jim Riha
So sorry for your loss our prayers are with you Kevin and your family
I’m so very sorry to hear of Brandon’s passing. Sending prayers for the family and friends. I know he will be missed.
Sending deepest condolences and sympathy to the family. May God give you strength to get through this difficult time.
So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Ann , I am so sorry for the loss of your son. praying for your whole family.
SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS KEVIN AND ANN... YOUR OLD TWO CREEKS NEIGHBORS.. MAY HE REST IN PEACE...
So sorry for your loss, Thinking about and praying for you and your family
Your in our thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow. May God place his comforting arms around you today and in the days to follow.
So Sorry for your loss Praying for the Family!!!
B, where do I begin... You made an impact on so many people. You will forever be greatly missed, especially that laugh of yours. We will never forget you!Love, M