Gregory D. Blasberg

Gregory D. Blasberg, 61, of Tripoli, died unexpectedly Sunday, June 17, 2018, at his home in Tripoli. 

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, June 25, 2018, at Grace Lutheran Church in Tripoli with Rev. Scott Duffus officiating.  Inurnment will follow at Grace Lutheran Cemetery, rural Tripoli. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Sunday, June 24th at Rettig Funeral Home in Tripoli and for one hour preceding services at the church on Monday. Memorials may be made in his name to Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited, or Wapsi Sportsman’s Club.

Gregory Dean, son of Erwin and Loraine (Biermann) Blasberg was born November 6, 1956, at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo. He was baptized December 4, 1956, at Grace Lutheran Church in Tripoli, and confirmed March 22, 1970, at St. John Lutheran Church-Buck Creek, rural Sumner. Gregory received his early education in the Tripoli Schools and graduated from Tripoli High School in 1974. On February 21, 1976, he was united in marriage with Randi Hoerman at First United Church of Christ Pleasant Valley, rural Clarksville. To this union four daughters and one son was born, Amy, Brooke, Christel, Dustin, and Erin. The couple would later divorce. In his early years, Gregory worked on the family farm and would later work at Wonder Bread for almost thirty years, and worked at Omega Cabinets in Waterloo prior to retiring in 2013. He was a long time member of Grace Lutheran Church, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, Wapsi Sportsman’s Club, and enjoyed volunteering at the V.F.W. Gregory enjoyed being outdoors, whether it be hunting, fishing, or trips to his cabin at Harpers Ferry.

Gregory is survived by his four daughters, Amy (Michael) McDaniel of Fairbank, Brooke (Aaron) Berg of Tripoli, Christel (Travis) Pratt of New Hampton, and Erin Blasberg of Conrad; fifteen grandchildren, Madison McDaniel, Madisyn Blasberg, Jacob McDaniel, Brinley McDaniel, Isabelle Berg, Camden Morobe, Chloe Berg, Javier Berg, Joseph Miller, Kobe Pratt, Spencer Pratt, Lilly Pratt, Jayda Pratt, Mackenzie Bierman, and Tiberius Carter; one brother, Allen (Dixie) Blasberg of Tripoli; one sister, Cheryl (James) Willson of Shell Rock; and many extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his infant son, Dustin Erwin Blasberg in 1984.


Melodie Redies on June 26, 2018 at 7:13 PM said:

I'm so sorry to hear about Greg's passing. He was the ring bearer and I was the flower girl for Mary's and Jonny B. Greg and I were friends from a very young age . God bless to all of his family .
Scott and Kristie Leistikow on June 24, 2018 at 3:56 PM said:

So sorry for the loss! Cherish all your memories you have of your dad and keep them alive! All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Carol and Terry Peters on June 23, 2018 at 9:45 AM said:

Sorry to hear of Greg's passing. Sorry for your loss.
Jennifer 'Schroeder' Miller on June 23, 2018 at 7:19 AM said:

Hold onto the memories you have with your Dad and know that his spirit now lives within each of you. Sending prayers of comfort, of healing, and of peace.
Michael Ryan on June 22, 2018 at 6:31 PM said:

I will miss Greg a lot. He was just the best neighbor to my mother and a friend to me. No matter what was going on or how much he was hurting with his neck and back he was always the same Greg. That alone took a lot of courage.So to say he was cheerful in any weather would be a understatement. He was a good man who i'll always be grateful to for his keeping an eye on my mother and his kindness to me. He loves his daughters and would tell me about them often. His hopes for their future were always on his mind. He was a good man to know and I appreciated him a lot. M
Ted Smalley on June 22, 2018 at 7:05 AM said:

So many great memories....
Pilgrim on June 22, 2018 at 6:51 AM said:

RIP Greg. You were one to appreciate a good laugh. Always an experience to work with you at Wonder Bread. God bless.
Linda Fitch on June 22, 2018 at 4:21 AM said:

My deepest sympathy for the sudden passing of Greg. He worked with my husband Bill (deceased)at Wonder Bread for many years. May precious memories sustain you during this difficult time.
Jon Calease on June 21, 2018 at 6:33 PM said:

Sorry for your loss ladies, my deepest sympathies.
John and Diane (Brase) Dockendorf on June 21, 2018 at 5:15 PM said:

So sorry for your loss.
Kathy Haan on June 21, 2018 at 3:45 PM said:

I have so many fond memories of Greg - his cooking, and hospitality, namely. My deepest condolences on your loss.
Kim Schunk on June 21, 2018 at 3:01 PM said:

Girls I am so sorry for the loss of your dad!!! My thoughts and prayers are with you guys during this difficult time!! Love you all!!!
Russell Coontz on June 19, 2018 at 4:56 PM said:

So sorry to hear of Gregs passing. Enjoyed deer hunting with him. He was fun to be around. My prayers are with Greg and his family.
Hank and Rita Willson on June 19, 2018 at 2:00 PM said:

We are so very sorry for you loss.
Pam Knoploh on June 19, 2018 at 9:29 AM said:

My deepest sympathy to your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you

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