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Dr. Gregory Grant

March 06, 1953 - December 05, 2016

Memorial Service

December 16, 2016
- 11:00 AM with a visitation one hour prior

Hope Lutheran South Campus

Arrangements

Boulger Funeral Home

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Dr. Gregory Grant

March 06, 1953 - December 05, 2016

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Gregory LeRoy Grant was born March 6, 1953 at the New Rockford, ND Community Hospital to Gordon & Mary (Koetter) Grant. (He shared his birthday with his dad.)
Greg moved with his family to Wahpeton, ND in 1959. He attended St. John’s School through 8th grade. He graduated from Wahpeton Senior High School in 1971. Greg was very active in High School athletics with football and baseball being his favorites. He was the quarterback on the football team that broke Shanley HS’s 59 game winning streak.He went to Concordia College in Moorhead, MN where he played football. His birth date gave him a number “1” in the draft lottery conducted on February 2, 1972 during the Vietnam era and instead of waiting to be drafted, he enlisted in the Marine Corps.
After graduating from the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in 1973, Greg trained as an infantryman. At the conclusion of that training he expected to be shipped to Viet Nam as an infantryman. However, the Marine Corps had other ideas and Greg was assigned as an Honor Guard at Arlington National Cemetery and the White House. He is one of the Honor Guards pictured along the red carpet as President Nixon left the White House for the last time on August 9, 1974.
Greg returned to Moorhead and completed his education at Concordia College, graduating in 1977 with a BS degree in Biology. He taught biology and coached the football team at Sacred Heart High School in Sacred Heart, MN for 2 years. Greg then attended The Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He received his DC in 1983. He practiced as a chiropractor in Wenatchee, WA for a short period of time and from there he purchased a Chiropractic Clinic in Oakes, ND. Greg practiced in Oakes until 1994 at which time he moved to Fargo and worked alongside his wife, Deb, at Fargo Chiropractic.
Greg’s infectious laugh and love of life will be remembered by anyone who called Greg “Friend“. His love of sports and the outdoors was a huge part of his personality. Greg loved hunting and fishing. He passed this love onto his nieces and nephews taking them on their annual pheasant hunts. He even took his sisters fishing and showed remarkable patience with them by baiting their hooks and removing their catch!

He is survived by his wife, Debra Davis, Fargo, ND; children, Laurel (Brady) Sexton & Isabella and Louie, Fargo, ND; Mayme (Kris) Troutman & Mark, Wasilla, AK; Rachel (Zach) Babcock & Audrey and Teagan. Sartell, MN; Mike (Julie) Berg & Eva, Fargo, ND; mother-in-law, Lenora Jensen, Fargo, ND; siblings, Roland (Ginger) Grant, Seattle, WA; Marilee (Ron) Tischer, Breckenridge, MN; Kristi (Bruce) Sturdevant, Polsbo, WA; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be a memorial service at 11:00 AM on Friday, December 16, 2016 at Hope Lutheran South Campus, Fargo with a visitation one hour prior.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.

 

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57 responses to “Dr. Gregory Grant”

  1. Carol Ann Pausch says:

    My sympathy to Gregs’ family——-Greg and I were classmates, graduating in 1971 from WHS. Greg was a star football player that year along with the TEAM—an awesome group of guys! OUr class has lost too many classmates, and like all the others, Greg will be sorely missed, especially at our class reunions, but you will be remembered and never forgotten, R.I.P. Greg, you will , again, make an awesome touchdown! Missing you friend and greet the rest of the class that will meet and greet you—–we were the class with class!!

  2. Sue Lothspeich says:

    Dr Grant, you will be missed as my chiropractor. You did wonders for this old body.

    Sue Lothspeich

  3. Bruce Eckre says:

    Greg lived in the same neighborhood as I. He was one of the ‘older boys’ in our neighborhood…unlike some of the ‘older guys’….Greg always treated us younger kids as equals. I remember when Greg got number 1 in the war draft…and many of us in the old neighborhood were wondering if he was going to be shipped out to Vietnam. As I got older and got to know Greg…I always enjoyed his company. He was a great guy and he will be missed!

  4. Kristi (Limke) Carlson says:

    Our prayers are with you all!! I have great memories of Greg during my few years in Wahpeton! God bless you all during this difficult time!

  5. Betty Pawlak says:

    So sorry for the loss of Greg. I graduated with Kristi. What wonderful parents. I would take his mother Mary to appointments in fargo. Met him for ice cream so his mom could see him.

  6. Tony Mertes says:

    I first met Greg when my brother and I bought a 55 Chevy from Rolly. I was a couple of years older than Greg and from the rival city of Breckenridge. The next time I recall was at the Breck/Wop game in 1969, my senior year, when Greg had to replace the starting quarterback. I didn’t really get to know him until later in life as I became friends with him and many of his classmates. He always had a smile and something good to say. He will be missed by all who knew him – Tony Mertes

  7. Shannon Charpentier (aka Foxy) says:

    My heart goes out to the entire family. Doc was a great guy! I have fond memories running into him occasionally at The Fargo Cork. He always greeted me with his beautiful smile and a big…Hello Foxy! The first thing out of his mouth was…..how is your son doing? He adored his children and grandchildren, and could relate to everyone who cared about their families as well. Gone too soon. Remembered forever.

  8. Tom and Vickie Kelly says:

    Oh the memories Tom and I made with “Doc” Grant when he first moved to Oakes. Group Halloween conundrums, that infectious laugh Doc had. Even tho we lost track of our friendship after Greg moved to Fargo he will still be considered a friend. RIP Doc

  9. Deb Thompson says:

    Was very saddened to hear of Greg’s passing! I worked for him for 10 years in Oakes and he always had such a positive attitude making for a great working environment! My Thoughts & Prayers go out to his family! RIP Doc. you will be missed!

  10. Deb Thompson says:

    I worked for Greg in Oakes for 10 years! He always had such a positive attitude making for a great working environment! My Thoughts and Prayers are with his family! RIP Doc. you will be missed!

  11. Brad Kasson says:

    Please accept my condolences.

  12. DON & CEIL BERG & FAMILY says:

    MARILIEE:

    OUR SYMPATHY AND CONDOLENCES TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN THE LOSS OF YOUR
    BROTHER, GREG. I ALWAYS LOVED VISITING WITH YOUR PARENT’S AND ESPECIALLY FOOTBALL WITH
    GREG. I ALWAYS WISHED THAT I WOULD HAVE HAD HIM PLAYING FOR ME. HE WAS THE COMPETITOR
    THAT EVERY COACH WANTS ON HIS TEAM. I OFTEN VISITED WITH YOUR DAD AND GREG ABOUT FOOTBALL. YOUR BEAUTIFUL MOTHER I OFTEN VISITED WITH AT SCHOOL GREG AND YOUR PARENTS
    ARE WITH OUR SAVIOR IN HEAVEN, WHERE ALL OF US WILL EVENTUALLY BE. I’M SURE YOUR PARENTS
    WERE THERE TO MEET GREG AND ARE ALL VERY HAPPY.YOUR IN OUR PRAYER’S

  13. Mar-c Rehovsky says:

    Our memories are joyful when we think of Greg. Many happy times..

  14. Chris winter says:

    I am so saddened, the laugh,I have no words….

  15. Dave and Lori Novak says:

    Peace to all of you!! I knew Dr. Grant for a short time! Nice man.

  16. Bonnie and Buddy Maley says:

    To all of Gregs family,
    Sympathy to each and everyone of you on this very sad time.
    Greg impacted our life so very much, as he took me under his spell of being MY chiropractor. Yes spell and he knew it. He helped me with my back when I became so bad during a pregnancy and after.. He broke a few rules of adjusting me in the hospital
    . He used me in his acupuncture movement, sometimes I swore I became a voodoo doll as he put those needles in.., and hooking me up to that current.
    I had him on such a pedestal that no other could, or would dare say anything negative about him. When he said he was leaving Oakes I never thought anyone could take his place.
    His soft spoken ways, his infectious laugh and his very meaningful friendship was so special. When I heard of him being so sick I thought of sending him a special letter telling him of how I felt, but he already knew it. With a twinkle in his eye, he will be greeted by many as he crossed over and entered those gates. Good bye my friend we loved you so very much.

  17. Kay Opp says:

    Greg was a very special person. Always a smile. We loved having him in Oakes and missed him but seen him in Fargo some. My sympathy is with you all. Kay Opp Oakes

  18. Beth Hennessy says:

    Prayers & sympathy to Greg’s siblings, wife Deb, children & grandchildren. He is at peace & smiling from above! May we find joy & laughter in our memories of Greg!! Just one of many cousins!!

  19. Marlene Ells says:

    My Deepest sympathy to Family and Friends. Greg was a classmate of mine and he will be greatly missed. He always had a big smile on his face. RIP Greg.

  20. Patty says:

    So sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers for all of you

  21. Chuck n Patty Hendricks says:

    First, condolences to Deb, my classmate of ’74 – so sorry for the loss of your soulmate, my friend and a friend to many! Time moves on and usually too fast, take care Deb. Unfortunately we will be flying to a wedding next week and will miss the memorial but know my thoughts are with you and yours! RIP Doc, my friend!
    Chuck

  22. Carlee O'Dell says:

    I am so sorry for everyone’s loss who knew Dr. Greg. He was my chiropractor for many years and a delightful man to be around. I am so saddened.

  23. Tana Dosch Jablonsky says:

    I got to know Greg over the last 30 years while going to him (and Deb) for my Chiropractic needs. They always got me in for appointments at short notice. Oh, the conversations we had about growing up in Wahpeton, getting into trouble and stories about our families. Greg was a great guy and I will surely miss him. Rest in Peace Greg.

  24. Nancy and Tim Swearingen says:

    Our deepest sympathy to the Grant family. Deb, our thoughts and Prayers are with you all. What an amazing man “Doc” was.

  25. Don and Georgia Mathias says:

    Sympathy to Dr. Grant’s family. When he moved to Fargo he couldn’t take his dog Otis. We were the lucky one’s that took him. We could tell he was a man that loved his companion. Otis was such a gentle dog, was so good with our grandchildren, they could even ride him like a horse. RIP

  26. Mary Hansen says:

    Dr. Grant was a kind and generous employer. He will be missed.

  27. Ben Ziegler says:

    Deb, so sorry to hear about your loss

    Ben
    Ziegler

  28. Kathy Orth says:

    So sorry to read about the passing of Dr Grant. May peace be with you Deb and family.

  29. James Johnson says:

    Marilee: Sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. My prayers are with your family at a time of such sorrow.

  30. Dan Holloway says:

    I feel privileged to be able to call Greg a close and dear friend. I first met Greg while on a hunting trip to Wyoming with his brother, Rollie. We became instant friends ( which was easy to do with Greg ) on that first meeting. After that we shared many phone calls back and forth and enjoyed meeting in Wyoming on many hunting trips. Greg loved to laugh and tell stories and was always fun to be with. I was lucky enough to be able to spend a lot of time with Greg on his last hunting trip to Wyoming. Rol, I and Greg spent a lot of time together out in the desert telling stories, laughing and just having fun and Greg was able to get a last nice antelope. This is the memory that I will always remember when I think of Greg.

  31. John D Anderson says:

    Greg and I grew up together. We lived a block apart. We stated out together in 1st grade at St Johns and graduated from Wahpeton high school in 1971. I will miss his friendship. My thoughts and prayers are with his family that he leaves behind. Greg will always one of the good ones.

  32. Skip and Lynda Alfson says:

    I’m so very sorry to hear about Greg’s passing. I grew up a block away and I remember competing in sports with and against both Rollie and Greg during our growing up years. Of course they always came out on top.
    Condolences to the family. Our prayers are with you during these difficult times.
    ..

  33. Clark Christianson says:

    Heartfelt condolences to Greg’s family. I have never forgotten sitting next to Greg in our English class at Concordia on February 2, 1972 when he shared with me his draft number. He was a terrific person, teammate and good friend, never to be forgotten, even though our time at Concordia was short. Thoughts, prayers and God’s blessing for Greg and his family.

  34. Julie Buro Ness says:

    My deepest sympathy to Greg’s family. I’ll forever remember him as an incredible and caring dr. at his Oakes clinic. God’s peace to you.

  35. Ken Kolbe says:

    We were Railroad kids and Ottertail Lake. Lost track of him for a few years then he turned up in Oakes went I was there. We parted and I lost track until I hear about this.. My heart goes out to you Ginger, Marilee, and Kristi.. I forwarded this on to Ron.

  36. Dr. Michael Remmick says:

    Deb & Family, Sorry for your loss. The chiropractic profession lost another GOOD guy. Always enjoyed shooting the breeze with Greg. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  37. Mar Vining says:

    My condolences to Dr. Grant’s family. He was not just a good doctor, he was a good friend. I will miss our conversations about hunting and our dogs.

  38. Kevin Lelm & Candy Burgess Lelm says:

    I’ve known Greg since we were in Jr. High. He went to the Catholic school and we were so glad when he came over to the Public School in 9th grade. He was such a competitive athlete whether it was football, basketball, baseball or Kirby’s battle ball Phys Ed class. He was the one who inspired all to play as hard as we could. We won a lot of big games because of Greg and the guy you wanted on your team. He had one of the greatest laughs and smile of all time. We are grateful to have seen Greg just over a year ago. Our deepest sympathy to his entire family.

  39. Roxane Milbrandt Tolle says:

    Kristi and Marilee, please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for you loss to you and your family. I have such fond memories of Greg. He was such a good roll model for my brother Doug. Doug idolized him while he was part of the Grant family and for many years to follow. He always talked highly of Greg and his family. He always had a story to tell about the wonderful times he had with Greg, Linda and Mayme. I remember when Greg coached football in Sacred Heart, I actually got to go to a couple of the games. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

  40. Kristi Lien says:

    Dr. Grant, I’m going to miss how you called me “kiddo” when I came to your office for an adjustment or acupuncture. I loved our brief conversations about travel, how you got after me for not covering my neck in the wind, and how you chuckled when you laughed. It always brightened my day. You helped me improve my health with your expertise and advice. I will definitely miss the way you came in saying “Here comes the sun!” I even use that phrase with my students when I turn the lights on. That will always remind me of you…

  41. Karen says:

    Marilee and family! We are so sorry about the loss of your brother! My heart goes out to you! God bless all of you! Karen and Jerry

  42. Judy Ary says:

    Deb – I’m so sorry for your loss! Sending you my deepest condolences and strongest of hugs. Miss you – Judy Ary

  43. Richard Loberg says:

    I have known Greg since Nuns ruled St Johns. He would play knee ball in our back yard with Hudle, T Sturdevand , Jake, And too many others to list. They would go down to my mom’s rag bag and wrap up there knees and the game began. Sorry for every ones loss.

  44. Jan Falk says:

    So sorry to hear about the loss of Dr. Grant. I went to him and Dr. Deb for many years. He had a great laugh and always a story to share. Deb, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  45. Chris winter says:

    I had to add the part about him coming in the room at the chiropractor Office and saying hi kiddo I loved his laugh I love the stories and the things that we talked about I used to come just to visit him I think more than an adjustment he will be greatly missed!!

  46. Dana R. Farnham, Sgt., USAF says:

    I met Greg about a year ago. We spoke about serving our country. I always admired his service and the fact that he was an Honor Guard for the Marine Corps. Semper Fi Bro.

  47. Terry Hoffman says:

    A sad time for all who knew Greg. He was truly one of the good guys…..Nothing but fond memories of our youth and our get togethers in the Lake Country when I would get meet up with Jake, Huddle, Jim Cook for a round of golf…he sucked by the way!! Love ya Man ……..
    May the road rise up to meet you.
    May the wind be always at your back.
    May the sun shine warm upon your face;
    the rains fall soft upon your fields
    and until we meet again,
    may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

  48. Dr. Michael Nicolai says:

    May God wrap your hearts in His loving embrace and fill you with a deep and abiding comfort and peace as you go through this time of sorrow. May you find strength in the love and support of your family and friends. Know of my thoughts and prayers.

  49. Carl Putze says:

    We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the whole family.

    Truly,
    Carl & Laurie Putze
    Mankato, MN

  50. Dale and Teresa Olson says:

    Greg is my first cousin and personal chiropractor. A very good chiropractor, may I add!
    I’ll miss his infectious laugh and his love for his family and friends. We shared many
    stories and laughs about our upbringing and large family connections. His passion
    for athletics, hunting, and especially his love for Wahpeton football really showed forth!
    A tough competitor who I will miss! God rest his soul!

    Dale and Teresa

  51. robert sheeley says:

    I ALWAYS ENJOYED GREGS COMPANY HE WAS ALWAYS POSITIVE AND UPBEAT A TRUE FRIEND. WHENEVER WE WOULD GO PHEASANT HUNTING WE WOULD ALWAYS LOOK BACK AT THE TIME WE PUT MY 65 IMPALA SUPER SPORT ON THE RAILROAD TRACKS AND CRUISED DOWN THE TRACKS NO STEERING REQUIRED. WE LAUGHED LIKE CRAZY MEN. HE WAS A GREAT GUY TO BE WITH AND HE WILL TRULY BE MISSED BOB SHEELEY

  52. Nancy (Richardson) Brennan says:

    Greg was a classmate at St John’s and throughout high school in Wahpeton. I remember how often a bunch of us would get together to play tag or other games outside at Allmaras’ house with Bev and Jeannie Ruburtus and others. I also remember him playing on the Johnnies’ basketball team. We had some fun times in high school as well and I always treasured seeing him at class reunions. He always seemed to bring the mood up a notch or two whenever he was around. I am proud to have known him and it was great to see how many of his old Wahpeton buddies showed up for his services. Condolences to the entire family.

  53. Barbara Lehman Werre-Foss says:

    My sympathies in the loss of Greg. His family was close to my family as we grew up
    in Wahpeton, ND. What an accomplished life! May he rest in peace. May his family members find comfort in all who will remember him.
    Roland & Ginger, my condolences.
    Marilee, please know we offer our prayers.
    Kristi, you were the “little one” I barely knew, but please accept our hopes for comfort in each other.

  54. Ken Emmel says:

    I send my sincere sympathy to Roland, Ginger, Marilee, Kristi, and to all of Greg’s family. I remember Greg so well as that good-natured kid and little brother of my best friend, and a member of one of the finest families I’ve ever known. His thoughtfulness, kindness, and great sense of humor are traits he carried throughout his life. Greg left us too soon, but his memory will live on. I hope you can all find comfort during this trying time.

  55. LINDA BURGESS says:

    Greg will be greatly missed……I went to St Johns grade school with him and graduated high school with him. He was always so nice and friendly to everyone. Our class has lost so many far too young. My condolences to his family. Rest in peace.

    Linda ( Loney ) Burgess

  56. Mark Grove says:

    My family and I will miss you Greg. You were our caring Chiropractor. Felt like we were visiting a friend every time we came to see you. You always remembered what my kids were up to and what was going on in our lives. Even if there was a long period between visits you had a great memory and would ask how an event turned out. We will miss you Greg.

  57. Bill says:

    I had not seen Greg for many, many years but we grew up in the same neighborhood and were friends early on. His passing is very sad. I very much enjoyed the slideshow tribute. Thanks!

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