William “Bill” Henry Gregory, 87, of Glidden, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at Shady Oaks Care Center in Lake City.
Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Glidden United Methodist Church with the Rev. Lorinda Hoover officiating. Music for the service will be by Mary Ross. Military honors will be conducted at the church by the Glidden American Legion. Honorary casket bearers will be Bill’s grandchildren: Katie Halouska, Scott Gregory, Morgan Stark, Mitchell Stark and Sarah Stark. Burial will be at Merle Hay Memorial Cemetery near Glidden at a later date.
Visitation will be held from 9:30 until 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the church. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Glidden, and online condolences may be left for the family at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com.
Born on July 30, 1932, in Carroll, Iowa, he was a son of George and Evelyn (McCullugh) Gregory. He grew up on his family’s farm near Ralston and graduated from Glidden High School in 1949. Following high school he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served two years. Upon his honorable discharge he returned to Ralston. Bill married Joy Solt on June 7, 1952. The couple made their home in Ralston where they raised their two children: Dennis and Nancy. Bill worked for West Central Co-op for several years before moving to West Des Moines for eight years and worked for Cargill as a grain-elevator superintendent. They moved to Glidden in 1973, and Bill went back to work for West Central. Bill and Joy loved spending time at their lake home in Lake View. He enjoyed woodworking, going to his grandchildren’s events, and spending time with his family.
Bill is survived by his wife, Joy, of Glidden; son, Dennis Gregory (Lori), of Glenwood, Iowa; daughter, Nancy Stark (Dick), of Breda; five grandchildren: Katie Halouska (Shane) of Rapids City, South Dakota, Scott Gregory (Hannah) of Roseau, Dominica, Morgan Stark of Breda, Mitchell Stark of Lake View, and Sarah Stark of Breda; two great-grandchildren: Matthew and Emilia Halouska; a sister: Ruth Johnson of Glidden; three brothers: Robert Gregory (Mary Ann) of Ralston, Bud Gregory of Medford, Oregon, and Raymond Gregory of Scranton; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Evelyn Gregory; and his father- and mother-in-law, Roy and Beatrice Solt.