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Orrin Greene

Orrin J. “Sonny” Greene was born on July 16, 1933 at East End, rural Warwick, ND to Warren and Agnes (Longie) Greene.  Orrin grew up in this area with his brothers and cousins.  Orrin graduated from the Immaculate Conception boarding school in Stephan, SD and then went on to continue his education at the Jamestown College.  During this time, he met his wife Shirley Frahman and they married on May 10, 1958 and made their home in St. Michael, ND.  After college Orrin began his employment at Mercy Hospital as an X-Ray Technician and worked until his retirement in 1995.  During his spare time Orrin enjoyed raising various animals as well as helping local area farmers (Beckstrand and Wood families) with their crops.  Orrin and Shirley were foster parents to several children.  After Shirley’s passing in 1985, he married Janice Marquart.  Together they would travel and visit her sister Judy on weekends and also the St. Arnoud family every summer.  During their travels they would stop at various casino’s to try their luck.  Orrin kept busy in the summer months mowing grass for the local churches and community members and plowed snow in the winter months also. 

Orrin is survived by, daughters, Carolyn (Christopher) Nelson, Mary Greene, Nancy (Jerimiah) Greene-Robertson, Priscilla Ironhawk; son, Ryan (Brianna) Schloss; brother, Warren “Jimmy” Greene; sisters-in-law, Myrna Greene and Joyce Greene; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive. 

Orrin is preceded in death by his parents, Warren and Agnes; wife’s, Shirley and Janice; brothers, Larry and Frank; sister, Viola; sons, Allen Gregory and Curtis; son-in-law, Roy Trottier.                         

 

Orrin’s Visitation will be Thursday, from 5:00PM-7:00PM followed by a Prayer Service at 7:00PM all at St. Michael Catholic Church, St. Michael, ND. 

Friends wishing to join the procession from New Rockford to St. Michael may gather on the St. Jerome’s road, Fort Totten, prior to 4:15PM.

A Mass Of Christian Burial will be held Friday, July 12, 2024 at 10:00AM at St. Michael Catholic Church, St. Michael, ND

His Burial will be at the St. Michael Catholic Cemetery, St. Michael, ND.

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27 Comments

  1. Orrin was a sweet and loving man. Every time I saw him at the nursing home, he was helping someone. He was so quiet but willing to help, if needed. May he rest in peace.

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  2. prayers are with the family

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  3. RIP Orrin, Condolences 💐 to the family

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  4. So,sorry for your loss girls and your family. He is now with his heavenly family. God bless you all through this sad time.

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  5. My prayers are with all of the family. Your father left a legacy of being a hard-working man, taking care of his family, and being a friend and good relative. His passing will be felt by many, especially my Dad who has spent time with him and considers Orrin a good friend. My love and prayers.

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  6. My deepest sympathy to all of you. I so enjoyed OJ when I was working at Four Winds, such a gracious man. God’s Blessings🙏🙏

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  7. RIP Orrin. Prayers and condolences to the family.🙏

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  8. Orrin was a nice man & always had a nice smile & greeting whenever I seen him. Sending our condolences to your family. May he R.I.P. ❤️

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  9. RIP Orrin, condolences to the families

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  10. Prayers and condolences to the Greene families. My A’te Tony will miss his koda and all the good visits he enjoyed so much. Orrin was always helping his Oyate especially during cold winter months. Toksa Ake have a good journey to the Spirit World. Rest in Gods peace.

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  11. I always admired Orrin and his easy going way, he always had a smile. Condolences to the entire family.

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  12. Orrin was a well respected elder,
    he use to give me chest X-rays,at the hospital,since I was young.
    he always had much respect for everyone
    He will be missed by me.Prayers to
    the family,he’s with all the relatives
    now ,and happy.god bless

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  13. RIP Cousin Prayers and Condolences

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  14. Orrin was such a cool person. He and the Greene family and kids had tons of crap tossed at them and made the best of what they had. Orrin and I had differences early and often we always had someone else’s best interests at heart. ALWAYS love and forever missed. Rest in peace my friend.
    Love ya and miss ya forever.

    Randy

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  15. Orrin was a very kind man. My prayers and condolences to his family and friends. Another beautiful soul that will enter the gates of Heaven. RIP Orrin

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  16. Orrin used to come into the Journal to pick up that paper. He always popped his head into my office to say something positive to brighten my day. He was a very kind gracious man. May he rest in peace.

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  17. Prayers for his family. R.I.P.

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  18. sympathy & prayers to all the family. May he rest in eternal peace with our Creator and all the relatives.

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  19. I am SO saddened to read about Orrin’s passing. I had the opportunity to meet him when I worked with Jan. He always had a smile and was always willing to lend a hand, no matter what. Hugs and prayers to the family. Bless his memory!

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  20. Orrin and Jan were some of the first to greet me when I started working at Four Winds school. Absolutely wonderful people with big hearts, especially for children. Sending sympathy to his family and friends.

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  21. My deepest condolences to Orrin family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all! Orrin was a very nice kind person and I truly enjoyed visiting with him time from time. Rest in peace.

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  22. I am so sorry to hear this. I worked with Orrin at the X-Ray department at Mercy Hospital. Sending thoughts and prayers to his family. 🙏

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  23. Rest in peace Orrin! You were the sweetest man! Prayers to Orrin’s dear family!

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  24. Condolences to the Greene family. Sending thoughts and prayers to the family

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  25. sending my Deepest Sympathy to the Greene Family. May he rest in Peace. Soft Hugs.

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  26. Orrin was so kind to my parents and was always there for them and my sister. He was always considered a part of the family. we all loved him dearly.

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  27. Sending condolences and prayers to the Greene family.
    I was so blessed to have lived with Orrin and Shirley Greene for many years. Orrin and Shirley taught me so much about life and how i should treat people. I thank you for all you did for. Heaven is waiting for you and Rest In Peace
    Nancy

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