Manford Gregory

1927 - 2021


Manford Wellington Gregory was born on September 20, 1927, to Walter and Mary Gregory of Backus, MN, and passed away on April 16, 2021. He attended Mildred Public School and graduated from Pine River in 1945. He later attended the Dunwoody College of Technology. From 1945 to 1948, he served in the Navy as a radio operator stationed on the Aleutian Islands in Alaska.

On April 11, 1953, he married Arlita Uhlig and they were blessed with three children, Wayne, Rosemary, and Tamara. The majority of his career was as an Independent Insurance agent in the Pine River area. He was a member of the Missouri Synod Lutheran Churches of Gloria Dei in Pequot Lakes and Emmanuel in Backus where he was baptized, wed, and will receive end of life blessing.

Manford is survived by his wife of 68 years, Arlita; children: Wayne (Traci) Gregory, Rosemary (Douglas) De Blieck, Tamara Gregory; grandchildren: Theresa (Adam) De Blieck House, Matthew (Michelle) De Blieck, Christina Gregory, Anastasia Gregory; great grandchild, Lana Rose House; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Chesley, Stanley and Garvin.

A private family funeral service was held followed by interment at the Ponto Lake Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Backus or an organization of your choice.

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Barbara (Delk) Johnson

April 29, 2021 4:50 PM

Sending HEARTFELT SYMPATHIES.                          BARBARA (DELK) JOHNSON

Rebecca Jarvis

April 24, 2021 12:53 PM

Manford is a longtime family friend.. An icon, a legend and a down-to-earth lovable guy, God-fearing, humble, good-natured, an excellent listener, but also ready with a good fishing story or joke to tell. I loved his laugh. Both as a child and an adult, someone for me to look up to. He will be missed greatly here. But thanks to God's promise, we will all be reunited again one day. My own father Robert Faga and my husband's father Cliff Jarvis in Heaven are rejoicing to see their old friend again. God blessings to the Gregory family. Our hearts and prayers are with you today. Much love, your Forever friends, Rebecca and Dave Jarvis

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April 20, 2021 8:04 PM

Our condolences and prayers are with you at this time of loss.
Your southern cousins. Joey ,Debra and Joel Gregory.

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Lee Aimers

April 19, 2021 7:54 PM

Manford was a good man.  He always had a gentle nature.  Along with his family, Manford allowed me to live with them while I student taught in Pine River.  I will be forever grateful.  Rest In Peace Manford.

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