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Gregory Andrew PALFE

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Age 68, of Eagan Passed away July 8, 2014 Preceded in death by father Andrew Palfe. Survived by wife Kristin; mother Cleo Palfe; brothers Garry (Yvonne) Palfe, Dick (Kathy) Palfe; and sister Patty Parent; also nephews, niece and great-niece. Greg was born in St. Paul, MN, graduated from North St. Paul High School in 1964, the University of Minnesota in 1968 and received a Master's Degree in Experiential Education. Greg's career included 22 months in the U.S. Army, 3rd Infantry Division, Headquarters Company, Wurzburg, Germany, business, banking and teaching at Dakota Hills Middle School. Most recent work was at Forensic Technologies, Woodbury, MN for 15 years before retiring in September, 2011. Greg enjoyed 40 seasons at Bay Cottage on Chicago Bay, Lake Superior in Hovland, MN. Greg's cancer journey began in April, 2012 with a diagnosis of Stage 4 (non-nicotine) lung cancer. For 26 months he coped with cancer treatments while celebrating life and opportunities to spend time with family and friends. Greg was grateful for the cancer care through Health Partners Cancer Care Center, Health Partners Hospice Program and for four weeks at the N.C. Little Memorial Hospice in Edina, MN. Cremation services were provided by the Minnesota Cremation Society. A visitation/celebration of Greg's life will be held at Easter Lutheran Church, 4200 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, MN on Wednesday, August 20th starting at 5:30 p.m. The service will start at 7:00 p.m. followed by a Rock the Sanctuary musical tribute to Greg's love of music. A second celebration of life service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Hovland, MN on Saturday, September 13th, 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to the N.C. Little Memorial Hospice in Edina, MN, Easter Lutheran Church community outreach programs and Lutheran World Relief. Easter Lutheran Church 651-452-3680


Published in Pioneer Press on Aug. 17, 2014
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