Gregory Alan Sallila, 63, Keewatin, died January 21, 2020, after a courageous battle with alzheimers at Aspen Grove Assisted Living surrounded by his family.
He was born in Hibbing, MN, on August 17th, 1956 to Ronald “Bud” and Jean Sallila. He married Christine Dix on October 10, 1980, in Hibbing and they were life-long residents of Keewatin.
Greg worked for the City of Keewatin as well as the Keewatin Fire Department for much of his life before falling ill. He served in the US Army and was a member of the American Legion Post #452 of Keewatin. Greg enjoyed spending time with his family and his many friends and co workers from the city. He enjoyed horseshoes at the Hibbing Horseshoe Club, fishing, hunting, and watching the Minnesota Twins and Nascar.
He was a very loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He is survived by his daughter Brandy (Jason Senogles) Sallila of Rogers, MN; son Matt Sallila of Gilbert, MN; sister Linda (Brian) Dahl of Dunnellon, FL; sister Nancie (Al) Bush of Little Canada, MN; grandchildren Alyssa, Matthew, Brody, Braiden, Olivia, and by many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his wife Christine (Dix) Sallila, his parents Ronald “Bud” and Jean Sallila and nephew Aaron Dahl.
The family would like to thank the employees at Aspen Grove Assisted Living in Chisholm, MN, for the years of dedication to caring for Greg.
Funeral: Will be held at 11am on February 21st, 2020 at Dougherty Funeral Home in Hibbing, MN. Visitation will be prior to the funeral at 10am at Dougherty Funeral Home.
Burial: Will be at Maple Hill Cemetery, Hibbing
Honorary Pallbearers will be Matt Sallila, Matthew Salllila, Brody Sallila, Braiden Sallila, Jason Senogles and Wayne Labine
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