Donald R. Gries

October 9, 1948 - March 27, 2014

Visitation: An open house gathering in memory of Donald will be held from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at the home of Todd Gries, 46996 280th St., Worthing, SD.

Service: No services will be held.

Donald Gries

Hudson.  Donald R. Gries, 65, died Thursday, March 27, 2014 at the VA Medical Center in Sioux Falls.  There will be no service.  An open house gathering in memory of Donald will be held from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at the home of Todd Gries, 46996 280th St., Worthing, SD.  Donald is survived by his wife of 46 years, Donna; two sons- Todd Gries and his wife Tanna of Worthing and Thomas Gries and his fiancée Kimberly Boothby of Houston, TX; 6 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; several brothers and sisters; and nieces and nephews.

Thank you to Donald Gries for being a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.   He left us with many memories and inspired us with his wisdom and knowledge.    His quirky sense of humor, his love for outdoors and his family, and his attention to detail made an impression upon all of our lives.     You will be missed by all.

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  1. Brenda Heggen on March 28, 2014 said:

    Donna and family you are in my thoughts and prayers. Peace be with you all.

  2. Cammi Olseth on March 28, 2014 said:

    God welcomed a wonderful man home yesterday. I am so grateful for having known Donald for the the past 17 years. He was such a joy to be around and always had a great sense of humor. Some of my favorite memories include celebrating the holidays at the Gries household and playing games while laughing and enjoying time spent with the family. Donald will be missed and his memories will remain in our hearts. Our deepest sympathy – Cammi, Sean & Caliana

  3. W. Murray on March 29, 2014 said:

    So sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. During difficult times like this I find it comforting to reflect on the good times you had with your loved one and on the hope of seeing them again. The last book of the Bible (Revelation 21:1-4) speaks of a restored paradise where the human family will have the prospect of enjoying life without end, free from all sickness, disease and death. May the above scripture bring comfort to all in your family as you continue to strengthen and encourage one another.

  4. Brenda Tiemann on March 29, 2014 said:

    Uncle Donald u were always an important man in my life! U always made me think about the things in life that I did right or wrong and I know u didn’t think I listened but I did! U were a kind, loving, and funny man and I admired you! I will miss you and will never forget you! I am also saying many prayers to all the family and friends that u left behind! Love to all!

  5. Janet Short on March 30, 2014 said:

    Donna & family,
    I am so sorry to learn of Donald’s passing. My heart goes out to you in this time of sorrow and loss. With the deepest sympathy —- Janet

  6. Waiva Reimers on March 31, 2014 said:

    Dear Donna, How time flies , I see you were married to Don 46 years. You shouldn’t even be 46 years old. Am sorry about your loss. It is tough to lose a long mate and loved husband. Bless you, Donna. Love , Waiva.

  7. Kathy Ringgenberg on June 4, 2014 said:

    My heart is with you Donna my dear sweet cousin. You are always in my thoughts and prayers.