Leroy (Lee) Greig 77, of Motley passed away August 4, 2018, at Lakewood Health System in Staples.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 11 at United Methodist Church in Motley. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church.
Arrangements are with Taylor Funeral Home in Staples.
Leroy was born on November 8, 1940 in Fargo, North Dakota to Leroy and Anna Greig. He graduated from Motley High School with the class of 1959 and furthered his education at the University of Minnesota-St. Paul Campus. Leroy enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany for two years. Upon his return he married his high school sweetheart, Janet Jordahl, on January 6, 1963 in Frazee. The couple raised three children and hosted an exchange student from Denmark. This sparked their interest to travel to Denmark twice to visit.
Lee was a charter member of the Motley Lions for 47 years and earned the Melvin Jones Award. He was a member of the American Legion Post #124 and served on the Motley City Council for 10 years. Lee was thankful to his little sister, Mary and his brother-in-law, Ed, for donating their kidneys to him. He enjoyed hunting, cooking and “a great meal”. He enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a gentle man and a leader in his community.
Lee is survived by his wife, Janet, of Motley; one daughter, Kari (John) Carlson of Rapid City, SD; two sons, James Greig of Motley and Todd (Lisa) Greig of Sheridan, WY; honorary son, Kim (Pia) Christensen of Nibe, Denmark; two sisters; one brother; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, Donn Peck and nephew, Jeffrey Fahnlander.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.