Gregory G. Keimig, age 48, of Madison, MN, passed away Friday, July 17, 2020 at the Madison Healthcare Services in Madison as a result of a motorcycle accident. A private burial will be held in the Grandview Cemetery, Gary, SD. Houseman Funeral Home, Birk Chapel in Canby, MN is entrusted with the arrangements.
Gregory Gurard Keimig was born in Yankton, SD on August 10, 1971. He was given over to Catholic Social Services, after which he was adopted by Gurard “Jerry” and Karen (Limberg) Keimig in October of that year. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Gary, SD where he also served as an altar boy for many years. Greg attended Gary Public School from Kindergarten until 1987 when the High School closed. He graduated from Grant-Deuel School in Revillo, SD in 1989. During his time at Gary School he became very fond of the boys he played baseball with. They hung around together often-fondly referring to themselves as “The Gary Six Pack.” These friendships endured and even took up fishing trips together. He was active in cooking and public speaking in 4-H for years and worked planting trees and doing chores for a neighbor. As an adult, he enjoyed playing cards and riding motorbikes.
After high school, he attended Vo-Tech schools in Canby and Alexandria, MN. He married Jodi Fairchild in the early 90’s and two sons were born: Chase and Beau. He worked a short time in Redwood Falls before eventually becoming service manage at Kuehl Motors in Madison, MN. He then went to work for Kruse Motors in Marshall and finally transferred to becoming Service Manager Fleet Maintenance at Schwan’s in Marshall. Greg married Wendy Wollschlager in 2007 and to this union a son Dylan was born.
He is survived by his three sons: Chase (Chessa) Keimig, Phoenix, AZ, Beau Keimig, Fargo, ND and Dylan Keimig, Madison, MN; parents Gurard and Karen Keimig, Gary, SD; one sister Violet (Rick) Anderson, Grand Forks, ND; nephew, Colten Keimig and his daughter Jordyn and niece, Claire Anderson, Grand Forks, ND. Greg was preceded in death by all of his grandparents, many aunts and uncles and one brother Duane “Bug” Keimig.