Evans Funeral Home
"Compassionate Funeral Service"
Carrington and New Rockford, North Dakota
701.652.3003 or 701.947.2911
Secondary Number ~ 701.650.9937
Greg then turned to his true love, the land, and began farming with his dad. Greg was married briefly during this time. He always wanted a daughter, and the marriage brought him 2 step-daughters, Natalie and Lillian. Greg said, “They are the best little girls in the world.” He so enjoyed going to their school events, bringing them to the farm, carving pumpkins together, and going Trick-or-Treating in costume himself.
Greg was keenly aware of the importance of hometown loyalty. He tried to do business within our area. Greg has a sandwich named after him at the local Ice Cream Shoppe.
Greg was referred to as a “gentle giant.” He supported the Chimbote, Peru fundraiser each year, buying alpaca blankets, which he loved, and then gifting them. He had a soft spot for homeless animals, mostly kitties, many of which still live at the farm. He complimented people for jobs well done. He said “Thank you,” to everyone, often with a gift of appreciation. He gave presents when there was no occasion at all.
He was known for his generous spirit, hearty sense of humor, genuine kind nature, vivid imagination and creativity. He often said, “I’ve been thinking…” He was ‘the man with the plan.’
Greg was a conscientious farmer, following his dad’s no-till practices. He researched, asked questions, and made good choices. His goal was not only to keep the family farm alive, but also to preserve the land.
Greg died Monday, October 7, 2019, at Sanford Hospital in Fargo at age 38. He leaves his parents, one brother, Jared (Lena), 3 nephews, 2 nieces, several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer memorials to a no-kill animal rescue or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Noon-7:00PM followed by a Prayer Service at 7:00PM all at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.
Funeral Service will be held Thursday, October 17, 2019, at 2:30PM in Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.
Burial will be at the Carrington Cemetery.
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