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Gregory Paul Dice (1950 - 2013)

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Gregory Paul Dice

Greg Dice, 62, Mitchell, died Friday, March 15, 2013, at his home under hospice care. Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 10:30 AM, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mitchell. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation will be from 6-8PM Monday evening with a Scripture Service at 7:00PM at the Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Gregory Paul Dice was born to Roland and Dorothy (Hoke) Dice on August 28, 1950, in Mitchell SD.

For the first four years of his life he lived in Corsica with his parents and his older brother, Tom. The family moved to Mitchell in April 1955. He attended Mitchell Public Schools and graduated from Mitchell Senior High in 1968.

He attended the University of South Dakota and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1972 and a Masters of Business Administration in 1989. While at USD he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon men's fraternity and served as the chapter's vice president. He was a member of ROTC while at USD and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

On September 5, 1971, he married Gayle (Green) Dice, his high school sweetheart, in Mitchell. Following officer training at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, he returned to Mitchell to join Dice Insurance Agency with his brother, Tom. In 1976, he joined Commercial Bank and served in various roles, including President. He was named branch manager of Bankwest in 2001. He retired from Bankwest in April 2008 following a diagnosis of Lewy Body Dementia.

Greg was active in his community. He was president of numerous organizations, including the Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, Hockey Association, YMCA, Avera Queen of Peace Foundation, Holy Family Parish Council and YMCA Capital Campaign. He was state treasurer for Duck's Unlimited and active in Rotary International. He was active in Boy Scouts and mentored his two sons, who became Eagle Scouts.

He is survived by his wife, Gayle, daughter, Sarah VandenBosch (Mark) of Minneapolis, son, Matthew (Carissa) of Sioux Falls, son, Jeffrey (Tracy) of Sioux Falls, granddaughters Alexa and Alivia of Sioux Falls, brother Tom (Charlys) Dice of Mitchell, brother-in-law Dennis (Mary Lu) Green of Sioux Falls, sister-in-law Marcia Sherrill of Denver, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, great nephews and a great niece.

He was preceded in death by his parents, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert and Francis Green.

A Memorial Fund has been established.

Published in The Argus Leader on Mar. 17, 2013
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