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.