Gregory J. Origer, 81, formerly of Humboldt and West Bend, IA, died November 6, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, OH surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 11, 2013 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Humboldt, IA with Fr. Jim Tigges officiating. Interment and full military honors will be held in the West Bend Cemetery, West Bend, IA. Visitation will be held from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. with a rosary service at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Gunderson Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Fort Dodge, IA.
Gregory John Origer, the son of John and Esther (Buttermore) Origer, was born on December 7, 1931 in Algona, IA. He graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1950. He served in the U.S. Army from 1952-1953 stationed in Japan. He returned to farm with his family in the St. Joe area. On April 23, 1957 Greg was united in marriage to Darlene Lampe. The couple made their home and raised their family in West Bend. Greg continued farming while also working as a machinist at Hotsy and later Eaton Corporation, retiring in 2004. In 2007, Greg and Darlene moved to Humboldt, IA and due to recent health issues moved to Batesville, IN in Oct. 2013.
Greg was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Humboldt and past member of Sts. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church, West Bend, member of the Knight's of Columbus and the American Legion. He enjoyed being with family, traveling, and playing cards.
Greg is survived by his wife of 56 years, Darlene; his children Nick, Randy (Jo Ann), all of Canyon Lake, TX, Jack (Anna) of West Bend, Tim (Reta) of Grantville, GA, Terry (Stephanie) of Wedowee, AL, Patty (John) Pierce of Guilford, IN, Larry (Carra) of Danville, IN, Tony (Brenda) of Greenwood, IN, David (Sandra) of Germantown, OH and Janet (Luke) Hubbell of Fort Dodge, IA; 34 grandchildren; 2 great-grandsons; and his sisters-in-law Joan Lampe and Phyllis Lampe. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Marvin and sister Mary Jane Origer.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be left to the charitable discretion of the family or donor's choice.