Zigurds Michael Grigalis

Thursday 30th of November 1961 - Saturday 4th of May 2019

Zigurds Michael Grigalis



May 11, 2019 (1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Milward - Southland

391 Southland Dr., Lexington, KY

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Zigurds Michael Grigalis, “Zigy”, “The Zig”, 57, died unexpectedly Saturday May 4th, 2019 in his home in Lexington, KY.


“The Zig” was born in Aurora, Illinois, November 30, 1961 to Zigurds E. Grigalis and Amelitta N.T. Grigalis.  Zigy was a United States Army Veteran, a son, a father, a brother, and a loyal friend.  Zigy had a truly giving heart and soul with an extraordinary love and understanding to all animals, especially dogs, with his latest best friend “Rusty Dog”.  He would give to all and ask from none.  He will be missed.


Zigy was preceded in death by maternal grandparents Alfred and Olga Linde of Lexington, paternal grandparents Janis and Lidija Grigalis of Aurora, IL, brother Robert J. Grigalis and sister Delilah T. Shostak (Grigalis), both of Lexington, KY.  He is survived by parents Zigurds E. Grigalis of Richmond, KY and Amelitta N.T. Grigalis of Lexington, KY; daughter Brittney N. Grigalis (her boyfriend Ryan) of Richmond, KY, and son Zigurds J. Grigalis of Paris, KY; brothers Edgar A. Grigalis (his wife Diane) of Keller, TX and Steven S. Grigalis (his wife Carla) of Lexington, KY.  Additional survivors include his aunt Tamara Kopal of Hemmant, Queensland, Australia; nephews Nicholas A. Grigalis of The Colony, TX, James A. Shostak Jr. (his wife Janelle) of Lexington, KY, Tyler S. Grigalis of Lexington, KY, and Zachary R. Grigalis of Lexington, KY. and niece Christina M. Harter (Grigalis) (her husband Craig) of San Diego, CA.


Visitation services will be held Saturday, May 11th, 2019, at Milward Funeral Home on Southland Drive in Lexington, KY between 1:00PM – 4:00PM.  All friends are welcome. 

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Mark Miller


My condolences goes out to his family. There is a family in which we are born into by blood and there are the friends we meet along the way of life which become our family. The Grigalis family are that family to me. I love them so much. When I met Zigy & his brother Robert in 1978 there was a connection that was so great I knew in my heart it was meant to be. Their mom was my second mom and their other siblings were just like my brothers & sister. Zigy you will be truly missed. His heart was the size of Texas. He would always help no matter what. He never asked anything in return. I know Zigy is probably playing with all the dogs in heaven and making sure they are fed & loved. Zigy my heart is heavy as I write these words. I know you are no longer in pain. Please give Robert a hug for me. Meanwhile I’ll do better with staying in touch with our little brother Steve and mom. Your brother, Mark Miller

1 year ago