February 23, 1935 – July 28, 2020
Leonard Gregg, age 85 of Algona, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at MercyOne of North Iowa in Mason City. Private graveside services are Saturday, Aug. 1, at Riverview Cemetery. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing practices will be followed. The Lentz Funeral Home of Algona is serving the family. Condolences may be left at www.lentzfuneralhome.com.
Leonard Ray Gregg, son of Paul and Irma (Brown) Gregg, was born Feb. 23, 1935, in Lake City, Iowa. He graduated from Rockwell City High School in 1953. Leonard enlisted in the United States Army and served from 1953 to 1955 with the 82nd Airborne. After being discharged from the Army, Leonard enrolled in Linotype School in Charles City, Iowa, under the GI bill. Shirley was a part-time secretary at the school while attending high school. They became engaged and were married on Sept. 8, 1956. Leonard worked in the newspaper business for 17 years until 1973, when they moved to Algona where he worked as an insurance adjuster for a county mutual insurance company for 22 years.
Leonard was a past President of Chips off the Old Block. He enjoyed traveling with Shirley to Arizona during the winter months.
Leonard is survived by his wife of 63 years, Shirley, and children Mike Gregg of Tulsa, Okla. and Lisa Bunger of Humboldt. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Russ Bunger, Jon Bunger, Abby (Tom) Cunningham, Tyler Gregg, Alex Gregg, Cory Gregg and Tara Gregg; and two great-grandchildren, Colton and Charlotte Cunningham.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Irma Gregg; father- and mother-in-law, Dick and Gladys Nelson; son, Jeffrey Gregg in 2018; sister, Marianne Anderson; and brothers-in-law, Skip Nelson and Earl Walters.