Gregg S. K. Orwoll passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at his home in Rochester, Minn.
Gregg was born March 23, 1926, in Austin, Minn. to Gilbert M. and Kleonora (Kleven) Orwoll.
Gregg attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., graduating with the class of 1950. He then obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1953.
Gregg married Laverne M. Flentie Sept. 15, 1951, in Park Ridge, Ill.
He was employed at the Dorsey Whitney law firm in Minneapolis until 1960 when his family moved to Rochester.
Gregg became the Mayo Clinic’s General Counsel in 1963, a job he continued until his first retirement in 1991. Gregg then worked in the development department and the emeritus office until his final retirement in 1994. After leaving Mayo, Gregg worked at his son Kim’s law office in Rochester.
During law school and after, he worked for Cartan Tours as a travel escort. Gregg’s favorite place to be with family was the cabin on Bay Lake’s Echo Bay, located near Garrison, Minn. Gregg especially enjoyed the 4th of July, which was spent watching the glorious fireworks show put on by his sons over the lake’s north shore near Ruttger’s Resort.
Gregg was a member of Zumbro Lutheran church since moving to Rochester in 1960.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Laverne; his five children, Kimball (Kathleen) Orwoll of Rochester, Minn., Kent (Linda) Orwoll, of Chaska, Minn., Vikki (Scott) Dalquist, of Rochester, Minn., Tristen (Steve) Lindemann, of Minneapolis, Minn., and Erik (Susan) Orwoll, of Phoenix, Ariz.; his grandchildren, Kaitlyn Orwoll, Caroline Orwoll, Gianna and Max Lindemann, and Samantha Orwoll.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Kleonora Orwoll, and his sister, Vivikka (Luther) Mason, his niece and nephew, Tadd and Kristy.
There was a funeral service Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, 11 a.m., at Zumbro Lutheran Church (624 3rd Avenue SW). Visitation was be Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, 5 to 8:00 p.m., at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes and one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church. Burial will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes: 5421 Royal Place NW Rochester, MN 55901 (507) 289-3600 www.ranfranzandvinefh.com.