Frank Gregor, 97 of Wahpeton, ND, passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at St. Catherine’s Living Center in Wahpeton. Visitation will be on Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM followed by his Memorial/Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Wahpeton. Fr. Dale Lagodinski will officiate the service. A private family burial will be at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Vertin-Munson Funeral Home.
Frank Jerome Gregor was born to Gustave Frank Gregor and Sadie Olson, on October 9, 1922 in Lisbon, ND. He grew up in Ransom County near McLeod, ND on the farm. Attended country school then worked for local farmers until 1948.
He married the love of his life Myrtle Belle Groen on October 9, 1948 in Lisbon, ND. The couple made their home in Hatton, Kindred, and Fargo, ND. They raised their three sons in Fargo while he worked for RUE Contracting for 5 years. Then he went to work for Kost Bros. in 1955 until he retired in 1989 at age 67. Frank kept working part time moving snow, mowing, and doing other jobs with Gast Construction. Frank was so instrumental in building the south side fire hall, he was made an “Honorary member of the Wahpeton Fire Department.”
Frank was a member of St John’s Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Eagles Club, a charter member of the Wahpeton Buffalo Club, and was the Grand Parade Marshall in 1975 for NDSCS. He loved to hunt, fish, and spend time with his family.
Frank is survived by his wife, Myrtle, of Wahpeton, ND; sons, Leland (Patti) Gregor, of Wahpeton, ND, Ricky Gregor, of Wahpeton, ND; 8 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; brother, Leroy (Esther) Gregor, of Dilworth, MN; sister, Dorene Gregor, of Dilworth, MN; and several loving nieces and nephews.
He is preceded by his parents, Gustave and Sadie; son, Frank Jr.; brothers, Edward, Lyle, and Sylvester; sisters, Geraldine Thomas, Arlene Murray, and Darlene Boit.
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