Hamilton County


Sgt. Melvin Maynard Greenley



Joseph R. and Pearl Urich Greenley were the parents of three sons serving in World War II:

Melvin Maynard Greenley was born Aug. 28, 1921. He died Feb. 27, 1997 and is buried in Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, IA.

Sgt. Greenley served with the Co. E, 133rd Infantry, 34th “Red Bull” Division U.S. Army in World War II.

His Obituary:

Melvin Greenley, 75, Webster City, died Feb. 27, 1997, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Foster Funeral Home, with Rev. John Grebner officiating. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery. Graveside military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post No. 191. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home until the time of service.

Melvin Maynard Greenley, son of Joseph and Pearl Urich Greeley, was born Aug 28, 1921, in LeMars. He moved with his family to Webster City at the age of 5. He attended Webster City schools, graduating in 1941. He served with the U.S. Army, World War II, with Company E, Red Bull Division. Following his discharge, he attended Coe College in Cedar Rapids. On Oct. 17, 1956 he married Darlene Lyons in Webster City. The couple resided in Webster City. He had been office manager for Etter Brothers Fertilizer Company in Webster City for several years and was the office manager for Cornbelt Transportation and the Webster City Elks Lodge.

He is survived by his wife; sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Jose Greenley, Webster City; Dan and Nancy Greenley, Norwalk; daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Doug Butler, Marshalltown; grandchildren, Eric, Kirk, Joe, and Courtney Greenley, Jacob, Ryan and David Butler; brothers, Walter and Frank Greenley, both of Webster City; sisters, Jane Fisher, Benicia, Calif., Blanche Hatt, Des Moines, Wash.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Amos and Cecil Greenley; and sister, Viola Butler.

~Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - Feb. 28, 1997

Cecil Floyd Greenley was born Sept. 3, 1919. He died Apr. 13, 1992 and is buried in Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, IA.

Sgt. Greenley served with the U.S. Army in World War II in the 104th Timberwolf Division.

Walter Enos Greenley was born Feb. 4, 1915. He died Dec. 5, 2001 and is buried in Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, IA.

Walter served with the U.S. Navy in World War II. He was an aaviation metalsmith in the Naval Air Corps.

Source: ancestry.com