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Gregory O’Neil

TOMAH, Wis. — Gregory G. O’Neil, 51, of Tomah, Wis., died at his home on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. He was born on June 19, 1960, to George and Donna Mae (Dahl) O’Neil in Minneapolis. He was a member of the Roosevelt High School graduating class of 1979. On April 9, 1994, Greg was united in marriage to Amanda Griffin at the Brainerd Church of Christ. Greg grew up in Minneapolis near Lake Nokomis. He attended truck driving school in Sun Prairie and has been on the road driving semi ever since. He was known to his fellow drivers as “Bojangles.” Greg currently was employed with River City Ready Mix. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters local No. 695. Greg loved life. He enjoyed spending time on Lake Mille Lacs, grilling, boating, spending time on the beach, fishing for walleye or relaxing his old bones in his lawn chair.

Greg was an auto enthusiast and loved working on his trucks. He had a special companionship with his dog Jake. Gregory was known to all his friends and family as a kindhearted, extremely generous and hardworking man who would do anything for anyone in need. Greg also loved his family very, very much.

He is survived by five children, Dakotah, of Tomah, Wis., Cheyenne, of Black River Falls, Wis., Ashley Chinnock, of Black River Falls, Wis., Angelica Chinnock, of Tomah, Wis., and Jered (Nicole) Chinnock, of Tomah, Wis.; five grandchildren, Rylie, Emma, Gabriel, Gaige and Lilliann; his mother, Donna Mae O’Neil, of Coon Rapids, Minn.; his grandmother, Mary O'Neil; three sisters, Cheryl (Scott) Ryan, of Maple Grove, Minn., Christine (Tim) Brintnall, of Prior Lake, Minn., Cindy (Allen) Bartelt, of Rosemount, Minn.; a special friend, Amanda Griffin-Saunders, of Black River Falls, Wis.; many other nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, George Gregory O’Neil.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2012, 3:30 p.m. at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, 801 E. Monowau Street, Tomah, Wis. Pastor Loren Foster will officiate. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday at the funeral home from 2 p.m. until the time of the service.