Gregory S. Orth (65) of Byron, MN passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, April 26th, 2022. Greg was born on October 17, 1956 in Austin, MN to David and Shirley (Felty) Orth. Greg was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart Kira Vaale on June 28, 1975 in Austin. Greg attended schools in Austin, he graduated from Austin High School in 1975 before taking carpentry classes at the Austin Technical College. Greg and Kira moved to Byron in 1978, soon after Greg put his schooling to work and built their forever home. Greg began his career building homes as an independent contractor, he credited a great deal of his mastery to working closely with Charles Ranthum of Byron. In 1998, Greg started working with Dewitz Home Builders of Rochester, MN before retiring from the trade in 2009. In his younger years Greg enjoyed playing hockey, muscle cars and racing, earning a trophy or two in his time. As he got older, much of his free time was spent helping his nephew Jeremy out at the farm. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting and collecting model trains. He was known to many as a master of puzzles, an avid history buff and storyteller.
Greg is survived by his beloved wife Kira, son Jared Orth of Rochester, MN and daughter Sarah of Dexter, MN. He is also survived by his siblings, Jeff Orth of Rochester, Rod (Gina) Orth of Byron, Sherilynn (Steven) Bahnemann of St. Augustine, FL, Tom (Pria) Orth of Beaverton, OR, Tammy (Troy) Watkins of Austin, MN, and many nieces and nephews. Greg was preceded in death by his parents, his sister-in-law, Kathy, and his nephew, Joel Orth.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday May 3, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home, 5421 Royal Pl NW, Rochester, MN 55901, visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Grandview Cemetery in Austin, MN. Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Orth family. To share a special memory or condolence, please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
Rochester, MN 55901
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Our sympathies to the whole Orth Family. From Tammys friends who love her dearly.Country Basket Blooms was purchased for the family of Gregory Steven Orth by Tribute Store.
Kira, Jared and Sarah - we are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. With Love, Bruce, Kara, Jake, Emily, Erik and Nicole ChristensonPretty Please was purchased for the family of Gregory Steven Orth by Tribute Store.
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Dear Kira and family,
I am so sorry to learn of Greg’s sudden passing. Please know I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I hope the cherished memories you have of Greg and all the lives he impacted helps ease your sorrow.
My sympathy and prayers,
Sarah, We are all thinking of you and your family.Sunny Memories was purchased for the family of Gregory Steven Orth by Think Bank CSC.
Remember that we love and care about you.Blooming Garden Basket was purchased for the family of Gregory Steven Orth by Tom.