Gregory Markgraf, age 64, of Buffalo Lake, Minnesota, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2018, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Funeral Service will be held Thursday, December 6, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo Lake.
Interment will be held in Lake Preston Cemetery in Preston Lake Township, rural Stewart.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 5, 2018, from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the Hughes-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hector. Visitation will continue on Thursday at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo Lake at 10:00 a.m., for one hour prior to the service.
Gregory David Markgraf was born October 30, 1954, in Glencoe, Minnesota, the son of David and Gladys (Winterfeldt) Markgraf. He was baptized on December 19, 1954 at Grace Lutheran Church in Brownton by Rev. Victor Schmidt, and confirmed in his faith on April 7, 1968 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo Lake. Greg grew up on the family farm in Preston Lake Township and received his education in Buffalo Lake. He graduated with the Class of 1972 from the Buffalo Lake High School.
Greg was united in marriage to Bernadette Kalenberg on November 22, 1975 in Stewart. They resided in the countryside of Buffalo Lake. Their marriage ended in December of 1987. On July 2, 1992, Greg was united in marriage to Tammy Johnson at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo Lake. They made their home on a farm in Preston Lake Township. Greg farmed, and also worked for Uni-Hydro in Cosmos. Greg was currently a rural mail carrier for the United States Postal Service, and worked out of the Hector office.
Greg was a good mechanic. He had a kind heart and would drop everything to help his kids, family, neighbors, or friends. He enjoyed deer hunting.
Early Thursday morning, November 29, 2018, Greg passed away at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. He had reached the age of 64 years. Blessed be his memory.
Gregory is survived by his:
Wife, Tammy Markgraf of Buffalo Lake;
Children and Grandchildren;
Mother, Gladys Markgraf of Buffalo Lake;
Siblings: Shirley Bombach (Ken) of Burnsville,
Thomas Uecker of Hawaii, and
Paula Rasmussen (Cliff) of Buffalo Lake;
Uncle, LeRoy Markgraf of Glencoe;
other relatives, and friends.
Greg was preceded in death by his Dad, David Markgraf, Brother Steven Uecker, Uncles: Willie, John, Alex, and Carl Markgraf, and by his Cousin, Jim Markgraf.