Gregory Leo Reamer, age 55, of Minnetonka passed away peacefully on Hump Day, Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021, with his daughters and brothers by his side.
He was born Sept. 27, 1966, to Roger “Buck” and Marjorie (Gmyrek) Reamer in Minneapolisa.
Greg grew up in south Minneapolis, attended and graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1985.
He went on to Dunwoody Institute, where he graduated as a tool maker in the plastic extrusion mold industry.
Greg was known by different names in different circles; to some he was Grunt, to others he was Grump or Hump.
Greg dedicated his life to his daughters and family. He rarely said no, and if no was given, it was usually followed up with when he could.
It was not until six months ago, with the arrival of his granddaughter, Erin Marie Knudson, that there was competition in his heart. She became the focus; time spent with Erin and her entourage was the priority.
Greg was a man of many skills. He re-engineered medical equipment for loved ones in pain.
He liked to create fun stuff that he shared to amuse us. Whether it was a spud gun, hover board, cold smoker, jet stove; it was meant to be shared and enjoyed.
Greg took pride in smoking meats and preparing artisan sausages. His cooking was always to be shared with those that he cared for.
Hunting, fishing, and archery were all hobbies to spend time with family and friends. He was a league golfer, past champion of the Polish Open, and state archery champion in 2017 of the geriatric league in archery.
Greg was preceded in death by his grandparents, Leo and Theresa (Borgert) Reamer, Charles and Katherine (Kaluza) Gmyrek; aunts, Charlotte Iten, Beverly Reamer and Clara Doble; uncles, James Gmyrek and Joseph Macko.
He is survived by his daughters, Kattie Reamer (Luke Nass); Bridget (Jared) Knudson; granddaughter, Erin Knudson; brothers, John Reamer, Paul (Julie) Reamer; nieces and nephews CPT Joe Reamer, Steven Reamer, Samantha (Keith) Huber, Ryan Reamer, Kasey Reamer; aunts and uncles James Iten, JoAnn (Doug) Josten, Dorothy Gmyrek, and JoAnn Macko.
Funeral services took place Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021 at 7 p.m. at the Iten Funeral Chapel in Delano. Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home prior to the service.
Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers, and will go toward the Erin Marie Knudson scholarship fund.
Arrangements are by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.