Greg Wixo

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Greg's Live Streamed Funeral Mass can be viewed below: Greg's Live Streamed Prayer Service can be viewed below: Gregory S. Wixo, age 61 of Fargo, ND passed away peacefully on December 14, 2020. He died from complications due to COVID at Essentia Health surrounded by his family. Greg was born in Grand Forks, ND on October 17, 1959 to Ron and Retta Wixo. In 1970 the family moved to Great Falls, Montana which is where he graduated High School in 1978. Post-graduation, the family made the cross-state adventure to Fargo, ND in June of 1979. Greg then secured a position at Dairy Queen where he met his future wife, Lisa. They tied the knot on May 12, 1984. They moved to Bismarck where they started their family before ultimately landing back in Fargo, ND. Greg furthered his education by getting an Associates Degree at Interstate Business College. This landed him a job at US Bank where he recently celebrated 25 years of service. Greg was extraordinarily passionate in his faith. He was extensively involved in the Catholic Church by attending adoration, distributing communion, teaching religious education, performing readings at mass and participating in the Knights of Columbus. Greg was fully committed to living a spiritual and full life by being an example to all he encountered. He was called to lead a life of service through the Catholic Church as well as in his personal endeavors. In his spare time, Greg was an avid bowler, inspired by his love of music and a committed Vikings fan. He loved playing and watching any and all sports. Specifically, those of and with his kids, grandkids, as well as his many nieces and nephews. If he was not on the sidelines coaching, he was always the best cheerleader. In recent years, he has excelled in his role as Grandpa by fully embracing his youthful spirit with his two grandkids. Greg lived out his life as the most genuine, compassionate, loving, free-spirited, and supportive Husband, Father, Sibling, Son, and Friend. Greg is survived by his wife Lisa, and three kids Trevor (Shelbie), Alyssa and Shelby, grandchildren Chad and Madelyn, father Ronald (Char) Wixo, and three siblings Dean, Laurie (Tim) Raftevold, Ryan (Kristi); plus many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He is preceded in death by his late mother, Retta Wixo, who passed away in 2000. The service will be held Monday, December 21, 2020 at St. Mary’s Cathedral at 2:00 pm. There will be a visitation and prayer service on Sunday, December 20 at Boulger Funeral Home from 3-5 pm. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery. Additional details and all services will be live streamed on the Boulger Funeral Home webpage. Greg's Video Tribute can be viewed below:

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  1. Dean and family, I am so sorry to hear the passing of your brother. Know that we are thinking about you and your family and lifting you in prayer. Peace and blessings to you. James and Kim Jerger

  2. Greg bowled with my husband and I for many years at Sunset Lanes. I remember he would stay late on Fridays to bowl with my kids when they were little, he was so much fun. I will cherish those memories and our friendship through the years. To his wife, children and extended family you are all in my thoughts and prayers 🙏 God Speed Greg 🙏

  3. I never knew your name until now. We spoke briefly occasionally in the break room while warming our lunches. You were so kind and always smiling. RIP kind sir.

  4. I am stunned.

    Heartfelt condolences to Gregory S. Wixo’s family.
    I’m so very sad to read of Greg’s death.

    “May the angels lead you into paradise;
    may the martyrs receive you at your arrival and lead you to the holy city Jerusalem.”

    With deep sympathy,
    Don Klontz

  5. Sending love and prayers for your family and Greg. He was a wonderful man, striving always to be like Christ. He will be missed!

  6. Our heart felt wishes and prayers are offered for peace and comfort to all of Greg’s family and friends. What a tragic loss of a really good man!

  7. Shelby
    Our prayers to you, your Mother and all family members. Love you dearly, and know your Dad will be missed. Hugs, Love Cathy & Rick

  8. I have so many fond memories of Greg- back in our Dairy Queen days! Lots of fun times working together in our younger years. Sending my condolences to his dear family. He is gone much too soon. Mike and I were fortunate to have those times with Greg.

  9. Lisa, I was shocked and saddened to hear of Greg’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
    Your friend and former co-worker, Nancy

  10. I knew Greg from my many years at US Bank. He was always friendly and kind. So sorry to hear of his passing.

  11. I work at Sunset Lanes on Friday nights where Greg bowled. He was also so kind, asking me how me and my family were doing every time he saw me. He loved to bowl, sing karaoke, and would just approach any group and have a conversation. He had the biggest heart and kindest smile. I will miss you my friend. Prayers to you and your family. Gone too soon.

  12. Greg was an inspiration to all those who knew him. We met Greg at Sunset Lanes bowling on Friday nights. He loved to visit with everyone and singing a little karaoke. We considered him our friend.. He will be missed. Our sympathy to his family.

  13. Ron and family,
    Please know we are sending you thoughts of peace and love during this difficult time.
    Your friends at the Osgood Golf Course

  14. My deepest condolences to all of Greg’s family and friends. I was able to reconnect with Greg back at the GFHS reunion and share virtual miseries of knee replacement recovery over the web. He was very true to himself and I hope he rests in piece.

  15. Shelby, Ron and Char,
    We were sorry to hear about your Dad and son. He sounds like a wonderful man! Please know we are holding your whole family up in prayer at this most difficult time.
    Roger and Vicki (Ryum) Schlotman

  16. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time.

  17. I had the honor of working with Greg for 10 years at US Bank. I learned from him and admired the way he felt about other people, the way he talked about his family. You will be greatly missed. GOD BLESS YOU ALL🙏

  18. I met Greg about 17 years ago through our work relation with USBank. Even though we never met in person, our conversations for work would always result in lengthy chats about his family or weather events in his area like flooding or snow storms, and he would always ask how things were in my personal events. I could always count on Greg as my weatherman for weather approaching my way in NY State. Not a conversation would be complete without me checking in to see how his daughter “little Shelby”’s health was when she was younger and how she was doing in sports. I could tell by our conversations that he thought the world of his family.

    Greg was the most kindest and helpful man, I have has the pleasure of working with from afar. I am deeply saddened by his passing and will miss our special conversations. I will treasure our friendship always and express my most deepest condolences to his family ❤️

    Greg is the brightest star in the sky and the angel we can’t see 🙏🏻

  19. Alyssa, even though we did not get to meet your wonderful father, just know we are thinking of you and your family in this sorrowful time. When you remember him, remember him not with tears, for thoughts of him should not be sad. Let memories of the times you shared give you comfort, for his life was rich because of you.
    Love The Wetstein’s

  20. Never knew your name but we crossed paths in the hallways at the US Bank service center for years. You always looked happy. To Greg’s family so sorry for your loss

  21. To the family of Greg Wixo.

    I didn’t know Greg at all other than seeing him at church and an occasional hello and how are you doing. I joined St. Mary’s ten years ago as a convert. The last couple of years I saw him more often. Greg had a kind spiritual presence that radiated towards me and others as well. I could tell that he was truly blessed with God. I could see it in the way he acted and carried himself. He is someone II looked up to as a good Catholic man. I am truly saddened by his loss but I know he is in Heaven looking down on you all!

    Clay Whittlesey

  22. We are so saddened to learn of Greg’s passing. He will be so very missed in the Cathedral family. May Our Lord embrace him and may God send you strength and peace!

  23. I have known Greg for several years from bowling at Sunset Lanes. He was always incredibly nice and would routinely go out of his way to ask how things were and updates on your life. Such a kind, caring person. He will be missed!

  24. St. Mary’s Cathedral was truly blessed to have Greg as a faithful parishioner. I hold dear many special memories serving with him at church, presence at banquets, and admiring his genuine spirituality.
    Love and prayers to the Wixo family.

  25. Lisa and family, so sorry for your loss of such a great and loving man in your lives. Thinking of you at this very difficult time and praying for peace and comfort.

  26. I worked with Greg at Dairy Queen in Fargo. I remember him as very kind (and cute!) I also worked with Lisa who won his heart. Praying for all who loved him. I am so sorry for your loss.

  27. I knew Greg when he was a baby & young child. His dad & mom, Ronald & Retta we’re best of friends of mine & my husband George who passed away almost 5 months ago. We always kept in touch with them through the years so saw pictures of Greg & his siblings. Fargo was a stop we always made to stop & visit on our way to Larimore for the holidays. I was shocked when I saw his obituary. I am so sorry for the families loss. I always read his posts on Facebook.
    And he looked so much like his dad. Rest In Peace Greg.

  28. We were sad to hear of Greg’s passing. Dean, Ryan and families, you are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. Greg was one of the good guys! He will undoubtedly be missed by those who knew him. May he Rest In Peace.

  29. Dear Ron, Billie and I are shocked and saddened by news of your son, Greg’s untimely passing. We are praying you and his family. Be comforted that his faith in God has taken him to salvation. We will continue to keep the Wixo family in our prayers.

    In Christ, Bill and Billie, Bozeman MT

  30. I first became acquainted with Greg when he played on the First Bank men’s softball team at the same time that I played on the women’s team and our teams would hang out together after we were done playing on game night. In more recent years we worked in the same building. Our paths would cross every couple months or so either in the hallway or the parking lot and we would have a brief pleasant exchange. I will miss that. The world has lost one of the nicest guys. Praying for God to give all of you the strength you need.

  31. To all of Greg’s dear family and friends – I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Greg’s recent passing. There are some people you think will be around forever. Greg was one of those dear friends.

    I met Greg at Great Falls High School. He was a shy, kind young man, with curly blonde hair and gold wire framed glasses. I never saw him without a smile. Thankfully, through Facebook, we were able to reconnect once again. The last time I saw him was at our 40th class reunion, in 2018. Greg told me that he didn’t think he could make it because of other commitments. Lo and behold, at our Friday evening Ice Breaker, in walked Greg. If I remember correctly, he told me that he had literally driven straight through (17 hours?). Wow! He was warmly welcomed and embraced. The next day, he was up bright and early, to take a special tour through GFHS. Watching Greg, he was like a kid again, laughing and smiling, exuberantly enjoying his classmates and remembering old memories.

    One of the things Greg spoke often about was his love for his dear wife, Lisa, his kids and grandkids. He was definitely a family man who truly cared for his family. The other thing Greg never hesitated to speak about was his love for God and for his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. His faith genuinely touched me.

    It is so hard to understand why God would seemingly take someone we love dearly, so soon. I wrestled with this very question many years ago, when I lost a dear friend, of whom many of us had prayed for as she battled yet another round of cancer. Then a dear friend of mine, showed me a scripture that truly brought peace and comfort to me. Isaiah 57:1-2 states: “The righteous perish, and no one ponders it in his heart; devout men are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared evil. Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death.”

    Another scripture I have found comforting is in John 14:1-2, in which Jesus states – “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you.” I have often pondered on these scriptures and truly believe that God will use our loved ones who go on before us, to help (work along side of) our Lord Jesus Christ to help prepare that special place for us in Heaven, our forever home to those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Any reunions we have ever experienced here on Earth will not be able to be compared to the reunions we will experience in Heaven, once we are to join up with our loved ones who have gone ahead of us.

    So, in this time of grief, please know that my prayers continue for Greg’s dear wife, Lisa, and his family.

  32. My prayers go out to the family of Greg. I have known Greg and his family since he was a just a kid. Always such a pleasant and caring person with a welcoming smile. Later years I have kept in contact with him through Facebook. I always enjoyed his spiritual readings and the pictures he posted with his family he loved so much.

    He will truly be missed, he touched so many peoples heart through the years. Now, he will be in his heavenly home with his loving mother Retta. Rest in peace Greg!

  33. Greg was a coworker of mine at U.S. Bank. He always had a greeting, smile, and kind word for everyone, friends and strangers alike. My sincere condolences to his loved ones.

  34. My deepest condolences to Greg’s family.

    I knew Greg through work and can say he made everyone’s day better. A genuine heart felt human who connected with anyone he crossed paths with. The world is a better place because of him – may he Rest In Peace.

  35. Ron and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Bob “Ries” Riesinger
    Billings, MT

  36. Our thoughts and prayers are with Greg’s family. One of the beautiful things about Greg was his love of God – you knew Greg was a Christian by how he lived and treated others. We will miss you, Greg – rest in peace good and faithful servant.

  37. You will be forever loved by those that have been blessed to have known you, It is said that those that believe in God even though they were dead yet shall they live, without a doubt Greg you have eternal life.

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