Hubert Gregoire

Hubert W. "Hube" Gregoire, 72, of Yankton, formerly of Wakonda, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 at the Sister James Care Center in Yankton from complications of Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Hube was born in Vermillion, to Raoul and Blanche (Seney) Gregoire. He attended Lodi Country School and graduated from Wakonda High School in 1957.  He attended the University of South Dakota for one year and then enlisted in the United States Army, serving during the Vietnam War.


He was united in marriage to Lois Christenson on Aug. 19, 1966, in Vermillion.  He spent the majority of his life farming with his brother and best friend Dick.  In recent years he became an avid John Deere collector, collecting antique tractors, scale model tractors and building custom John Deere toys.  He enjoyed drawing, traveling and spending time with family and friends.  He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus, the Wakonda American Legion, the Vermillion Eagles Club and a longtime Pleasant Valley Township board member.

Grateful for sharing his life are his wife, Lois, of Yankton; three children, Kim (Rob) Paterick of Cumming, GA, Kristel (Pat) Kleinschmit of Peoria, AZ and Kary (Becky) Gregoire of Yankton; two brothers, Bob (Judy) Gregoire of Vermillion and Dick (Louise) Gregoire of Wakonda; two granddaughters, Savannah and Alicia; and five grandsons, Blake, Nick, Kyler, Mason and Jake.

Funeral mass was 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the St. Agnes Catholic Church in Vermillion with burial following in the Calvary Cemetery in Vermillion.  Visitation was Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 5 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. all at the church.

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