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William E. “Bill” Gregg

January 1, 1944 — April 1, 2021

William Gregg, 77, of Hawley, MN, died on Thursday, April 1, 2021, at home under the care of family and Hospice of the Red River Valley.

William was born January 1, 1944, in Winnipeg, MB. At an early age, the family moved to North Dakota, where he grew up and attended school. In 1966, Bill enlisted in the U.S. Army. Later that year, he married Virginia Paulson in Wolverton, MN. They lived in Colorado while Bill was in the military. When he was discharged, they moved the family to Fargo for a short time before settling in Hawley. Bill worked at American Crystal Sugar where he later became Union President for a term. He made many long and lasting friendships before he took early retirement due to his health. Family was very important to Bill, he was known as Pa to all the grandkids. Over the years he enjoyed his hobby farm of horses, cows, chickens and ducks. He was always puttering and making improvements on his property. He also enjoyed the outdoors, snowmobiling and after retirement took on woodworking with his scroll saw. He will be greatly missed.

Bill is survived by his sons, Michael Gregg, Minot, ND, and Christopher (Kelly) Gregg, Hinesville, GA; daughter, Shannon (Michael) Vigesaa, Lake Park, MN; eleven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and brothers, Roger Bock and Richard Bock.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virgina; son, Robert; parents, Robert and Joyce (Johnson) Bock; and brother, Robert Gregg.

In lieu of flowers, charitable donations can be made to Kidney Foundation or American Cancer Society.

Services have been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at 11:00 A.M., at Hawley Alliance Church, Hawley, MN, with a visitation one hour prior to the service.

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Service Schedule

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Friday, April 14, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Wright Funeral Home - Hawley

404 Leonard St, Hawley, MN 56549

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Thursday, April 20, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Hawley Alliance Church

, Hawley, MN 56549

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