Official Obituary of

Gregory Michael Biersack

July 26, 1983 ~ March 13, 2024 (age 40) 40 Years Old

Gregory Biersack Obituary


Gregory Michael Biersack died unexpectedly at age 40 on March 13, 2024, at his home in Burnsville, Minnesota. This marks the sad end to a beloved son, brother, husband, father, and friend.

Greg was born in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, on July 26, 1983, to Steve and Leslie Biersack and spent his childhood on a small farmette in the country. He grew up surrounded by farm fields, a variety of animals, and acres to run and play. He was close with his family and always doted on, including his grandmother, who wouldn’t hesitate to make him his favorite foods like homemade chicken noodle soup, just because she heard he was coming over.

Greg was a talented and well-liked student. He had a variety of interests, but really embraced the arts and painting in his high school years, which led him to his eventual degree. Greg had a close group of friends throughout this time and many of these friendships only deepened in college and beyond.

Following a year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Greg completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in art at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in 2005. Following college, he spent a year serving in AmeriCorps working with child education in California and was also stationed in Texas as part of Hurricane Katrina relief. He returned to Minneapolis where he met his future wife, Julie, through close friends. The two bonded quickly over a shared love of the outdoors, sports, children, and spending time with a large network of friends. Greg and Julie were married in October 2012 in Pella, Iowa, and they expanded their family with the births of Judah Riley in April 2015 and Lincoln John in May 2018.

Greg was a devoted father, always ready to build Legos, go for a hike or to the playground, answer a question, or talk about one of his sons’ latest hobbies. He primarily worked from home as a program administrator for the state of Minnesota over the past few years, which allowed him more scheduling freedom to be present before and after school, on sick days, and other days off. Greg was very involved with his boys and encouraged their individual interests, including chess, Pokemon, track, and dinosaurs.

He was an avid athlete, playing organized and unorganized sports throughout his life, including baseball, basketball, football, softball, kickball, and snowboarding. Greg retained his Wisconsin roots even after living in Minnesota for half his life and could always be counted on to know the latest scores for the Packers, Brewers, and Bucks. At least once a year you could find him tailgating in all extremes of weather at Lambeau Field or American Family Field. He loved tailgating with friends, sharing a beer, a brat, and stories.

Greg was a person of many talents and never felt the need to be locked into any one thing. He was an artist, a book lover, a music fan, and so much more. He could be the life of the party or engage in a quiet, serious conversation in the corner. He wasn’t any one thing and he was everything. He will be missed by so many.

Greg is survived by his wife, Julie (Vermeer) Biersack; sons Judah and Lincoln; parents Steve Biersack and Leslie Biersack; sister Ashlie (Ben) Dowdell; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Josh (Brenda) Vermeer; eight nieces and nephews (Adara, Emerie, and Declan Dowdell; Ashleigh, Kyra, Jacoby, Clayton, and Josie Vermeer); and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and in-laws. He was predeceased by his grandparents Richard and Dolores Biersack and Orpha Skumatz and David Skumatz.

A celebration of his life will be held Monday, March 18, 2024, at Easter Lutheran Church, 4200 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, Minnesota 55122. Visitation will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. followed by a brief service and reception. The family looks forward to sharing and hearing stories and memories of Greg. Funeral arrangements are being made by Summit Funeral & Cremation in Inver Grove Heights.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hazelden Betty Ford or to support his family and sons’ college funds via a a GoFundMe campaign.

A devoted Swiftie, Greg felt a connection with so many of those heartfelt lyrics and was so happy to be able to see her in concert in 2023. Think of him when you hear her songs.

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