LOWER SIOUX COMMUNITY -- Kenneth Gregg (whose Dakota name, Wakinya Tanka, means Big Thunder), 57, of the Lower Sioux Community, died Monday at his daughter's home.
The service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Lower Sioux Community Center. Burial will be in St. Cornelia's Episcopal Cemetery.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today at the community center and will continue until the time of services on Thursday. The Redwood Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He was born Nov. 2, 1950, in Marshall to Wallace and Lorraine (Leith) Gregg. He graduated from Marshall High School in 1968, and was drafted into the U.S. Army. After basic training, he served in Vietnam for 18 to 20 months and then in Germany. He completed his service in Germany and returned to Fort Dix, N.J., before moving to Minneapolis. He worked for Williams Brothers Pipeline in Minneapolis and later Rapid City, S.D. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Minneapolis before he became ill, when he moved in with his daughter. He had lived with her off and on for the past three years.
He is survived by his children: Tamica Columbus of the Lower Sioux Community and Todd Gregg of Pine Ridge, S.D.; three grandchildren; siblings: Pam, Jim, Denny, Rebecca, Michelle, and Elizabeth.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.