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Jackson “Jack” Allen Gregg, 89, a World War II veteran and retired railway employee, died in his home in Billings on Sunday, June 16, 2013.
He was born April 6, 1924, in Whitefish to Earl and Lillie Gregg. He graduated from Whitefish High School in 1943.
He served in the European Theater with the 80th Infantry Division during World War II. He received a Purple Heart while serving as a messenger on the front lines in France and Belgium.
He married Kathleen Ellis on Oct. 11, 1953, in Whitefish. He retired from work as a telegrapher and clerk for the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railway in 1983.
An avid golfer, Mr. Gregg held the nine-hole record at Whitefish Lake Golf Course for many years.
Survivors include his wife; two sisters, Bonnie Palmquist of Annandale, Minn., and Marcie Conn of Marysville, Wash.; four children, Jackson “Jack” Gregg of Helena, Thomas Gregg of Springfield, Va., Julie Draeger of Billings and Holli Miller of Billings; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. His latest great-granddaughter was born in Helena the same day he died.
A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 21, at Peace Lutheran Church in Billings, 1301 Ave. D. Inurnment will be in Whitefish Cemetery. Arrangements are by Cremation & Funeral Gallery.
Memorials can be sent to Peace Lutheran Church or Christ Lutheran Church in Whitefish.