Wayne Gries, of Ogilvie, died on Monday, March 7, 2011. He was 60 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICES will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, March 18th at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora.
VISITATION will be one hour prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home.
Wayne John Gries was born February 3, 1951 in Mora, Minnesota to Austin Lyle and Florence (Putnam) Gries. He grew up in Mora and Warman area; and attended school in Mora.
Wayne spent time living in California, Washington state and New Mexico. He worked a variety of jobs focusing mostly on construction. Wayne returned to Minnesota in 1987 and opened a cabinet making shop in Quamba. He met his significant other, Debbie Sandberg, in 1988 and they remained together until his death.
Wayne enjoyed his woodworking and fishing. He was rebuilding a Harley with his brother Rick. Wayne also enjoyed having a few drinks with his friends and family.
Wayne was preceded in death by his father Austin; and step-father Bud Scott.
He is survived by his mother Florence Scott of Fort Mohave, Arizona; sister Marrilee Summers of Antioch, Illinois; brothers Rick Gries of Ogilvie, David (Donna) Gries of Brooklyn Park and Gary Scott of Braham; two sons Ryan and Shaun; significant other Debra Sandberg of Pine City; many nieces, nephews and friends.