WAYNE JOHN GRIES

W. Gries webWayne 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.

10 guestbook entries for WAYNE JOHN GRIES

  1. Arvid & Tina Neuschwander March 9, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Wayne will be truly missed. He was a strong soul with a huge heart as well as a great friend.

  2. Donna Gries March 9, 2011 at 10:18 pm #

    Well Wayne your battle has been won!!You have a brand new body,pain free!!You will always be a part of my heart and a smile that will never be forgotton!!See you soon brother!!!R.I.P
    Gonna miss you!!!

  3. Sharon Qualls March 10, 2011 at 10:02 am #

    It’s been a long time, since I’ve seen you, Wayne. You were always the sweetest boy with a friendly smile. I will always remember you.

  4. Mary & Frank Niven March 10, 2011 at 11:24 am #

    We will miss you, glad I had a chance to see you at the reunion last summer. Rest in peace, see you in the end.

  5. Lindsay Nelson March 11, 2011 at 11:03 pm #

    Wayne always had a glow about him and always made others around him smile & laugh. What a wonderful man with such a huge heart…friends (especially my parents) & family will truly miss Wayne!! He will never be forgotten in our family and will always be in hearts.

  6. Tabatha Stromberg March 12, 2011 at 10:44 am #

    Wayne you are now gone the angels have taken you from everyone but you are now finally free of pain. It was great to meet you. You’re a great guy and a good friend to everyone. RIP and we will all see you on the other side one day. you’ll be miss greatly and never forgotten.

  7. Barb Hansen March 13, 2011 at 11:36 am #

    Life is but a stopping place,
    A pause in what’s to be,
    A resting place along the road,
    to sweet eternity.
    We all have different journeys,
    Different paths along the way,
    We all were meant to learn some things,
    but never meant to stay…
    Our destination is a place,
    Far greater than we know.
    For some the journey’s quicker,
    For some the journey’s slow.
    And when the journey finally ends,
    We’ll claim a great reward,
    And find an everlasting peace,
    Together with the lord.
    Author Unkown

    I always liked this poem and thought of the family of Wayne. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  8. Al and Trudy Neuschwander March 15, 2011 at 7:41 pm #

    Wayne, fantastic guy,will never forget how much of a wonderful friend you were to Arvid and Tina! Always loved seeing you there we will miss you!!!

  9. Doran and Sandy Hewitt March 24, 2011 at 11:00 am #

    Dear Rick & Family,

    So sorry to read of you loss. We extend to you our deepest sympathies. Sincerely

  10. Judy Reese-Burns April 19, 2011 at 11:53 am #

    I just learned of Wayne’s death and want to extend my sympathy to the Gries family. It has been many years since we were neighbors in Warman, but i still remember and cherish those memories. I am sorry for your loss.

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