Skip to main content
Publish date:

Minnesota family devastated by 2 tragedies in 4 months

Surrounding communities are rallying in support of the family.

A young family in southeast Minnesota is dealing with tragedy for the second time in four months. 

Last August, Greg and Aimee Greseth welcomed a baby boy, Cooper, to their family. He was their third child, joining Carson and Carter, ages 5 and 2, respectively. 

Tragedy struck the young family on Oct. 11 when Greg was killed in a car accident northwest of Rochester in Goodhue County, leaving his fiancée and three children behind. 

Just over four months passed when a second tragedy struck the family as Cooper died suddenly on Jan. 20, according to the Rochester Post Bulletin

"He was the happiest little guy with such a beautiful, big smile!" says Cooper's obituary. "He had a cute laugh and loved to grab his mom’s hair. This chunky guy was adored by his two older brothers and loved having their attention."

How the 5-month-old infant passed is unclear, but surrounding communities of the Wanamingo family are rallying to raise funds for Aimee and her boys on Saturday, Feb. 9. 

There will be food and a silent auction from 3-6 p.m. at the Zumbrota VFW followed live music at The Guilty Goose in Zumbrota from 8 p.m. to midnight. There isn't a cover charge for the live music but donations are welcome. 

A online fundraiser via GoFundMe is also available to anyone who wants to help. It was started in October after Greg's death, and it remains open to help provide financial peace of mind during a very difficult time. 

As of 10 a.m. Friday, the GoFundMe had generated just over $5,000. 

Next Up

Justin Jefferson

Vikings-49ers: 5 things you can count on

Sunday's matchup is a pivotal game in the NFC playoff picture.

Gopher Football

Watch: Gophers troll Badgers with 'Jump Around' after Saturday's win

First they took Paul Bunyan's Axe. Then they took their tradition.

Brandon Richart, missing person

Search underway for missing man in Anoka area

Brandon Richart was last seen Nov. 17.

U.S. Bank Stadium

5 teams win first state championships at Prep Bowl

A pair of records fell as the Prep Bowl lived up to the hype.

ashley Carlson

Remains of missing WI mom found in Pine County, MN

Ashley Miller-Carlson was 33 years old.

D'Angelo Russell

D'Lo's late takeover helps Timberwolves win double-OT thriller

Russell caught fire to help the Timberwolves get back to .500.

Gopher Football

Gophers suffocate Badgers, reclaim Paul Bunyan's Axe

Minnesota picked up its first home win over the Badgers since 2003.

Meeker County Sheriff's Office

Boy, 6, run over after falling off trailer in Meeker Co. tree farm accident

He was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center with internal injuries.

Target store

Target unveils deals for 2-day 'Cyber Monday' event

The promotion kicks off Sunday, November 28.

Screen Shot 2021-11-27 at 9.59.30 AM

Edina police warn of recent burglary trend targeting garages and vehicles

The Edina Police Department is increasing patrols in affected neighborhoods in response to the trend.

Related

Rikki Wold

Family 'holding up the best we can' after 4 cancer diagnoses

Four cancer diagnoses in a month and a recent death of a loved one.

Riley Taylor

Family 'devastated' by 4-year-old's death in hot car

A fundraiser aims to help the family grieve without financial stresses.

Ranking: Minnesota is the best state in America to raise a family

It's good to live in the Land of 10,000 Reasons to Brag.

Family stranded in Costa Rica are flown home by generous Minnesotan

Stranded Minnesota family are home thanks to man with a plan(e)

Screen Shot 2021-10-13 at 3.17.46 PM

Minnesota family learns their baby has extremely rare, fatal disease

The baby's mother is hoping to provide her son with the best life possible.

Siblings left without parents after father dies on Minnesota lake

Rick Longnecker died while fishing on Lake Oliver this week.

Aiden Hall

Community answers call to help after teen dies in crash

Two teenagers died in the June 8 crash on Hwy. 169 in Itasca County.

Screen Shot 2019-03-13 at 1.35.55 PM

Military dad surprises son after year deployed in Kuwait

Another amazing family reunion caught on camera.