Gordon A. Grieger, age 80, of Hastings and formerly of Randolph, died Wednesday evening, July 8, 2009, at the Angels Care Center in Cannon Falls.
Gordon was born June 27, 1929, in Inver Grove Township, the son of Rudolph and Marie (Rahn) Grieger. He grew up and attended school in Rosemount. For many years he was involved in farming.
Gordon worked at Hudson Manufacturing in Hastings, and later was employed with Merillat Industries in Lakeville.
Gordon was a longtime member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Rich Valley in Rosemount. He was an amateur artist, and enjoyed painting and drawing his entire life. He held a special interest in mechanical and household projects. He enjoyed traveling with his companion, Ronnie, and they have traveled throughout the U.S., Hawaii, and Europe.
Gordon will be lovingly remembered as a kind and gentle man, who enjoyed spending time with Ronnie's family and nieces and nephews at family events.
Gordon was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Awald (Dorothy) Grieger; two sisters, Violet (Allen) Spillman and Rose (Wendell) Gesme; and nephews and niece, Darryl, Dale, Matthew and Nancy Grieger.
He is survived by his companion of 24 years, Ronnie Garloff of Hastings, and her family - daughter, Daun Garloff of Hastings; and son, Darren (Robin) Garloff of Cottage Grove and their children, Tia and Rani Karasch, Brittany and Brady Garloff. He is also survived by his brother, Robert Grieger of Fountain Hills, Ariz.; children of brother Awald Grieger, Corrine Daily, Diane Peterson, Sue Ekstrom, Mark, and Karen Sickler; children of sister Violet Spillman, Sandra Spillman Toombs, and Donald; children of sister Rose Gesme, Roxanne Flaten, Vicki Gesme Duden, Richard, Steven, David, Jim, Lori Busse, and Sara Taylor; children of Robert Grieger, Carmen Lawrence, and Jeff; and great nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 14, at St. John's Lutheran Church of Rich Valley in Rosemount. Interment followed at the church cemetery.
Visitation was held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Lundberg Funeral Home in Cannon Falls. There was also a visitation at the church from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Active casket bearers were Richard, Steven, David, and Jim Gesme, Cal Flaten, Dale Gibson, Jeff Busse, and Dean Taylor. Honorary casket bearers were Darren and Daun Garloff, Jeff and Mark Grieger, and Donald Spillman.
Memorials are preferred to donor's choice.
Arrangements were by Lundberg Funeral Home in Cannon Falls. Online condolences may be directed to www.lundbergfuneral.com.