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Gregg James SELANDER

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Sept 22, 1949 - Jan. 3, 2014 died of chemotherapy complications from pancreatic cancer on January 3, 2014 in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Prior to his illness, he was very healthy, enjoying the universe, the earth, all its creatures, and his family. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota to Betty and Ade Selander, Gregg grew up on the east side, and graduated from Johnson High School in 1967. After completing a bachelor's degree from the U of Minnesota, he attended the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, and was ordained in 1977. Gregg's ministry took place in Southern California hospitals and for the last 26 years in Portland Oregon hospitals. He loved his calling as a chaplain and walked difficult paths with patients for 34 years. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Judy, and sons Jacob and Nathan; brother Chuck and sister Leanne Beety; nieces Cari, Angela, and Mindy; nephews Dan and Joe.

Published in Pioneer Press on Jan. 26, 2014
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