DatesAugust 28, 1950 - March 15, 2013
Gregory Paul Dice, 62, Mitchell, died Friday, March 15, 2013 at his home while under hospice care. He 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. 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), 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.
Monday, March 18, 2013
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Scripture Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Holy Family Catholic Church
321 East 3rd Avenue
Mitchell, South Dakota
Mitchell, South Dakota
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entry posted by Paula (Venables) Larson on 04-03-2013
Gayle and family,
I'm so sorry to hear about Greg's passing. His spirit is with all of us who's lives he touched. May God bless you and your family in the days and months ahead.
entry posted by Kevin Culhane on 03-26-2013
So sorry to hear of Greg's passing. I always enjoyed his smile and laugh. I don't think I've ever met anybody as positive as Greg. Please know that your family will be in my prayers. Phi Alpha Greg!
entry posted by Charlie & Bonnie Miller on 03-18-2013
Dear Gayle and Family,
We were so saddened by the news of Greg's passing. Please know that you are all in our thought and prayers at this sad time. Greg was a great man, kind, thoughful, hard working, caring and just a good ole guy. Special thoughts to you all.
entry posted by Ernie & Debra Hohn on 03-18-2013
Were so sorry to hear of Greg's passing.
Our sympaties to all of the Dice family.....
entry posted by Rollie and Ella Loon on 03-18-2013
We are so saddened by the news of Greg's passing. We have had you in our thoughts and prayers these days. We know you have good memories and pray those memories will help you in the days ahead. The Lord has His arms around all of you. God's blessings.
entry posted by Rodney & Darlene Cudmore on 03-17-2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. With deepest sympathy.
entry posted by diane moke lawrence on 03-16-2013
so sorry to hear of Greg's passing..what a nice man...used to love when he would pick sarah up from gymnastics..a busy family man always in a hurray but always so kind...God's blessings
entry posted by Lloyd and Darlene Lueken on 03-16-2013
Gayle and family
Darlene and I are so sorry to hear of Greg's passing. You have our deepest condolences.
entry posted by John & Becky Olson on 03-16-2013
Becky and I are so sorry to hear of Greg's passing. We extend our deepest sympathies to all of the Dice family.
entry posted by Sheilah Stoneback on 03-15-2013
I had the privilege of working with Greg for a number of years. He was a friend, mentor and all around good guy. I am so sorry that he is gone but happy that his struggle is over. My deepest condolences to you, Gayle, as well as your children and the entire Dice family. I will not be able to attend the celebration of Greg's life as I'm out of town but will be thinking of all of you in the days and weeks to come.
entry posted by Laurie Cooper on 03-15-2013
To all - I was saddened to hear of Greg's passing. Thinking of you all at this time.
entry posted by Jerry and Lynn Metcalf on 03-15-2013
Gayle and family-So sorry to hear of Gregs passing. Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.