LAUREL — Greg Vanberg died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Riverstone Hospice House. Greg was born Feb. 5, 1947, in Billings. He was raised in Laurel and graduated from Laurel High School in 1965. He graduated from EMC (now MSU-B) in Billings in 1970. He was proud of the fact that he helped with the opening of Kings Food Host (Happy Diner). For the last 25 years Greg worked as a sales rep at Econo Print – Greg totally enjoyed his job and all his coworkers and customers.
Greg was married in 1969 to Marsha Marsh and their son Eric was born in June 1975. When they were divorced Eric remained with his dad. In 1986, Greg married Linda Boggess and he and Eric became part of a very large Boggess family. In 1997, God blessed Greg and Linda with two foster sons, Brad and Bryan – In 2000, they were officially adopted along with their little sister Emma.
Greg was a man of strong Christian faith and we know he is rejoicing in heaven! Greg was very involved in his church, he was an elder and a licensed lay pastor at River of Life Lutheran Church in Laurel. Greg had a very strong friendship with our pastor, Blake Marshall.
Greg is survived by his wife Linda; daughter Emma; son Brad Thompson and grandson Devin; son and daughter-in-law Bryan and Jessica Vanberg and granddaughter Maddison. Daughter-in-law Emily Vanberg and grandchildren Ella and Eli of Little Rock, Ark. His brother Randy (Laura) Vanberg and nieces Karen Vanberg and Abbey (Rob) Emmons and Tanner. Greg is also survived by his in-laws Sam and Shirley Boggess and sister-in-laws Susan Baity, Julie Cherry and Nancy Kjenstad along with many, many numerous nieces and nephews. Greg was preceded in death by his parents Phil and Ethel Vanberg and his son Eric Vanberg.
A Celebration of Life will be held at River of Life Lutheran Church, 419 Pennsylvania, Laurel at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, 707 W 3rd Street, Laurel.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to COR Enterprises, 2121 Lampman Drive, Billings MT 59102.