Gregory Paul Iden, age 65, of Lino Lakes, passed away peacefully at his home on July 18, 2023. Greg battled pancreatic cancer for 5 years and had celebrated his 5-year Whipple Surgery Anniversary the day before he passed and was just briefly on hospice.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 26 from 11:00-12:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Kasota (141 S. Rice St., Kasota, MN). Burial will follow at Kasota Hill Cemetery at 12:00 p.m. and a reception will take place after burial at First Presbyterian Church of Kasota. St. Peter Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Greg was born in Iowa Falls, IA to Norman and Mary Catherine (Ahart) Iden and raised in Brookings, S.D. He was a very proud Marine. After serving his country he came home and found his life’s vocation on the golf course. He came through the ranks beginning as a night waterman at Brookings Country Club and serving as Superintendent at several courses in Iowa. He received his degree from the University of Minnesota, Waseca and upon graduating he was hired as Superintendent at Shoreland Country Club in St. Peter where he found his wife, Mary and began his life as a family man. Greg accepted the Superintendent’s position at Anoka County’s Chomonix Golf Course and moved to Lino Lakes in 1995. He retired in May of 2022 after 27 years. Greg was proud of the course and always did the best he could to treat the golfers to the best playing conditions possible. He was a proud father and grandfather.
Greg is survived by his wife of 33 years, Mary Anne (Warrant) of Lino Lakes; daughters, Tiffany (Nick) Sedillos of St. Paul and Cassel of Tacoma, WA. He was ever so proud of both of his girls and all they have accomplished to become the beautiful, strong women they are. His grandsons, Warren and Sterling brought great joy to him, whether it was watching them swim, playing Legos, eating the best pancakes in the world with them or hosting the Annual New Year’s Eve Party with his boys, it was a joy. Greg is survived by his sisters, Paulette (Jim), Denise, Michelle, Renée (Ryan), Colette, Rochelle (John), Andrée (Gil); brother, Trent (Shannon); and Lynette; father-in-law, George; brothers and sisters-in law, Lois (Casey), Charlotte, George (Rhonda), and David; and many nieces and nephews and other family and friends of all kinds. Greg enjoyed the comradery of his golf course family, especially, Mike and Fred and so many crew members that became lifelong friends.