Charles M. Gregg, 80, of Dell Rapids passed away Friday, May 15, 2015 at Dells Nursing and Rehab Center. Funeral services will begin at 1:00 PM Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Willow Creek Lutheran Church, rural Dell Rapids. Burial will be in the Hartford Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Tuesday at Minnehaha Funeral Home in Baltic. Condolences may be left at www.minnehahafuneralhome.com.
Charles Melvin Gregg was born October 27, 1934 on a farm near Hartford, SD to parents Clark and Bernadine (Maxvold) Gregg. At the age of three, Charles was injured by a workhorse, which affected his development. At the age of 11, the family moved to Baltic and lived on the banks of the Big Sioux River where Charles attended Baltic school through 8th grade.
Clark passed away in 1950, leaving the family to be raised alone by Bernadine. Charles worked on the Gregg farm until he and his mother and step-dad, Cliff Ottum moved to Sioux Falls in the mid 1960’s. When his mother passed away in 1983, he continued to live with Cliff. After Cliff’s passing, Charles moved to the Navis and Melva Dybedahl farm to live with them. After an injury in 2004, he went to live at Terrace Manor Nursing Home, later named Dells Nursing & Rehab Center. He remained there until his passing on May 15, 2015 at the age of 80.
Charles was preceded in death by his father, Clark; mother, Bernadine; step-father, Cliff Ottum; brother and sister-in-law, Donny and Marian Gregg and sister, Melva Dybedahl.
Grateful for having shared his life are two sisters, Audrey (Elden) Hilmoe, Dell Rapids and LaVonne Leitheiser, Sioux Falls; brother-in-law, Navis Dybedahl, Dell Rapids; nieces and nephews, Rock, Gary, Gregg, Rick, Penny, Chris, Terry, Kim, Michelle, Shane, Craig, Kevin, Todd and Sandy and several cousins in California.