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Kenneth Greywind

July 26, 1954 - September 02, 2014

Gathering:

6:00 P.M. Thursday, September 11, 2014 until 11:00 A.M. Friday, September 12, 2014 at First Congregational UCC, Moorhead, MN.

Funeral Service:

11:00 A.M. Friday, September 12, 2014 at First Congregational UCC, Moorhead, MN.

Burial:

Holy Cross Cemetery North, Fargo.

Arrangements:

Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Kenneth Greywind

July 26, 1954 - September 02, 2014

Obituary

 Kenneth Lee Greywind Sr.  60, Fargo, ND passed away on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.  He was born on July 26, 1954 in Devils Lake, ND to Jeannette (Meade) Greywind and Clarence Merrick.  He grew up in Tokio, ND and later attended the Kicking Horse Job Corps on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana where he received his GED. In 1975 Ken married Doreen Kulstad and they began their family.  In 1976 the young family moved to Santa Fe, NM to allow Ken to attend the American Indian Art Institute where he earned his Associates in Fine Arts degree.  Ken and his young family then moved to Grand Forks, ND where Ken attended the University of North Dakota where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in fine arts.   In 1985 Ken moved to Fargo, ND to continue with higher education.  Ken earned his Master’s degree in fine arts at Minnesota State University Moorhead. 

Ken shared his beautiful art work and gifts with the world in many ways; including painting murals at the new Fourwinds High School in Fort Totten, ND, teaching art at Little Hoop Community College also in Fort Totten, teaching art and Native American culture at NDSU in the upward bound program, and working at the Wahpeton North Dakota Indian School as a cultural leader. 

Ken will be remembered fondly by the Native American community as well as by his five children, his grandchildren, his beloved siblings and many other friends and family. 

He is survived his children; Michael Greywind, Kenneth (Tonya) Greywind Jr., Tabitha (Dion) Greywind, Melissa Greywind, and David Greywind; siblings, Richard Greywind, Martina Greywind, Caroline Greywind, and Victoria Greywind; grandchildren, Charles Greywind, Sherri Wagneer, Dakota Greywind, Isabelle Siefried, Faith Greywind, Caleb Greywind, Jasmine Greywind, Syla Greywind, Dion Bellanger, Gabriel Olson, Shania Higdem, Mackenzie Higdem, and Conner; great-grand daughter Emma Prather; his very close friend Pam Jacobson, and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Jeannette; father, Clarence; aunt, Rosie; cousins Russell and Ignatious, neice Terri Jo, and granddaughter Sasha.

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5 responses to “Kenneth Greywind”

  1. Mark Greene says:

    New Town ND
    Thank you Kenn, For your Friendship over the years to my family and I.Tokio will not be the same without you but you will live in are hearts forever.God has taking you to his art school in heaven to help him keep the world a beautiful place

  2. Eileen Grundstrom says:

    His art was a true expression of who he was a caring wonderful guy. I greatly admired his persistence and tenacity.

  3. Amanda Higdem says:

    Ontario Or
    My Thoughts and Prayers go out to the Greywind Family! sending a big hug to David from the Higdem Family.May God Help give you comfort for only time will help you heal….Much Love and Respect!!!

  4. Jennie Millerhagen says:

    Though the tears of sadness never cease, my prayers for you are the tears of laughter as you remember the happy times shared. Kenny had a gift, a truly remarkable artist. He left this world too soon. May you find comfort in an Eskimo saying: Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven, where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy. God’s blessings of patience, wisdom, courage and strength for each new day.

  5. Lorraine Bergstrom says:

    Sturgis SDTo my nieces and nephews, I am sorry for the loss of you dad and pray for each and everyone of you……. live for the wonderful memories you have and be strong as Ken would want you to be strong and happy. Carry his love in your hearts. hugs and kisses to you all auntie

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