Gregory D. Wallerich, age 58, of rural Wabasha, died Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Mayo Clinic Hospital-St. Marys Campus in Rochester as the result of a motorcycle accident earlier that day. He was born May 26, 1961 in Wabasha, the son of Tony and Mary Ann (Wobbe) Wallerich. He was a 1979 graduate of Wabasha-Kellogg High School. He then enlisted in the U. S. Army, serving in Germany from 1979-1982. Following his discharge he attended two years of diesel mechanical school in Canby, MN. Greg then began employment at Schultz Implement in Plainview where he worked until 1991. He then worked for SEMA Equipment in Plainview until July, 2018 when he became self-employed.
Greg was a member of St. Felix Catholic Church in Wabasha and a member of St. Joseph’s Society of Catholic United Financial. He enjoyed growing plants and flowers, hunting, riding his Harley motorcycles, spending time with his many friends and family, drinking beer and having a good time. He was an avid Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Wild fan. He worked on both red and green tractors and anything else that needed fixing.
He is survived by his father, Tony (Rita) Wallerich, Lake City, MN; brothers, Steve (Lora) Wallerich, Reads Landing, MN, Ron Wallerich, Wabasha, MN; sister, Ann Wallerich, Rochester, MN; his special friend, Pat Hassig, Plainview, MN; aunts, one uncle and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother and his grandparents.
A funeral Mass will be offered on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 11:00am at St. Felix Catholic Church in Wabasha with the Reverend Father Gregory Parrott officiating. Military rites will follow outside the church and be performed by the Wabasha American Legion Post #50, the Burkhardt-Roemer VFW Post #4086 and the MNARNG Honor Guard. His body will be then be cremated and a private burial will take place at a later date at St. Felix Cemetery. Family and friends may call at Abbott Funeral Home on Friday from 4-8pm concluding with a prayer service at 8pm and at the church one hour before the service. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to St. Felix School, 130 E. 3rd St., Wabasha, MN 55981. The Abbott Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.abbottfh.com
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