Alan DeGreeff, age 53, of Isanti died April 3, 2014 at home after a brief fight with lung cancer. A Celebration of Life will be held at 5:00 P.M. Saturday, April 5th at Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel. A time for visiting will be held one hour prior.
Alan Peter DeGreeff was born on October 8, 1960 in Slayton, Minnesota, to James and Betty (Barstad) DeGreeff. He will be dearly missed by all but not more than by his mother, Betty DeGreeff, who helped care for him in his final days.
Alan was preceded in death by his father, James P. DeGreeff and sister-in-law, Julie DeGreeff. He is survived by his mother, Betty DeGreeff of Center City; brother, Ben DeGreeff of Cambridge; 5 sisters, Cathy (Milton) Parker of North Branch, Madonna (David) Higgins of Center City, Leslie (John) Dravis of Stanchfield, Teresa (Kevin) Reitz of Elk Mound, Wisconsin; Jenny DeGreeff ( Steve Plante) of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and by many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
donna Higgins says
Oh so many memories…. Playing in the river and the sand-pit. Finding golf balls, fishing camping and feeling good being a kid. Glad that you were part of our lives and I had the joy of being your sister. Even though you were only here for a brief time….we had a grand old time. I wish you great joy in the next adventure for your soul. God bless you. love you, and I will miss you
Cathy Knickerbocker says
I remember all the fun we had at the sand pit. Alan taught me how to spear carp in the creek. we had a lot of adventures. I will miss him. My love and prayers to the family.
Omar Butzer says
I will miss Alan, He was a lot of fun & a great fishing buddy. We use to camp on the Bank of the Rum river at night. Work on Cars together, and hunt & go up & down the Rum River a lot trolling for Northern.
Laurel Pariseau Olene says
Oh the memories of our time together came rushing back into my mind when I heard you left this earth. I reminisced for hours! All the good times I had with you and your whole family. I will never forget you my first Love. May God keep you close <3