Kregg LeRoy Ferguson, 73, of Altoona passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, February 13, 2022, with his wife, Doris, by his side.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Doris Ferguson, his daughters, Julie (Todd) Eipperle of Ankeny, Denise (Larry) Flickinger of Traer, Dawn Ferguson of Newton, step-children, Tina (Jeff) Vaske of Des Moines, Dave (Cheryl) Lang of Grimes, Doug Lang of Des Moines, Tracey (Mark) Ladurini of Des Moines, Maranda Miller of Monroe and Justin Miller of Altoona, grandchildren, Brady (Skylar) Pearson of Traer, Nicholas Eipperle of Gilman, Monica Eipperle of Des Moines, great-grandchildren, Ryan Pearson of Traer and Lola Brackney of Des Moines. His step-grandchildren, Zacary Vaske (Bobbie Wessel), Devin Vaske(deceased), Dalton (Melanie) Vaske, Zoey Vaske, Dakota Vaske, Kelsey Lang, Grant (Jessa) Lang, Chloe Campbell, Cassidy Campbell, Aaron (Allie) Lang, Hunter Lang, Savanna Lang, Cody Ladurini, Jacob (Chelsea) Ladurini, Joshua Ladurini, Keelin Ladurini (Jesse Aldini). His step-great- grandchildren, Joseph Wessel, Mya Vaske, Khasia Willies, Lorenzo Ladurini, Parker Ladurini, Izzabelle Ladurini, Myles Ladurini, Oliver Ladurini, Frankie Ladurini; brother, Kent (Nancy) Ferguson of Thornton, CO, and a sister, Sheri (Craig) Olsen of Tucson, AZ, nephew, Kevin (Karen) Ferguson of Vista, CA.
Kregg was born November 24, 1948, in Marshalltown Iowa and grew up in Dunbar and LeGrand. He attended LDF School District and graduated 1967. After high school Kregg worked at Fisher Control in Marshalltown before finding a job he truly enjoyed as a meat cutter for Fareway, Safeway and HyVee. He retired from HyVee after 33 years with the company. He loved meeting people that came to the store.
He loved woodworking in his shop as he created models, furniture, and memorabilia. He spent several years creating woodwork that he sold at craft shows and as gifts for family and friends. He enjoyed collecting Pepsi Cola items and eagle related items. He had a massive collection of both that he loved to show family and friends. Kregg and Doris spent several vacations at one of their favorite locations, Branson, Missouri, taking in several shows over the years. One of his favorite passions was his 1986 Pontiac Fiero that he spent endless hours working on and driving. He loved to take the Fiero to car shows around the state. He even won some awards over the years. Kregg enjoyed talking to anyone he met, could always tell a great story or joke and make people laugh. He treated everyone like a friend and was willing to help anyone who needed a hand. He loved spending time with his family whether going out to dinner, kid’s activities, or concerts. He enjoyed music and dancing whether it was disco or two-step on the dance floor.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth, and Maxine Ferguson.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2022, from 3:00 – 5:00 pm at Merle Hay Funeral Home, 4400 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, Iowa.
Memorials may be directed to a charity of choice.