John Christopher Greene

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John Christopher Greene

John Christopher Greene, age 74, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away on Friday, June 24, 2016, at his home in Hutchinson. A private family gathering was held Sunday, June 26, 2016.

John C. Greene was born on November 1, 1941, in Benson, Minnesota. He was the son of Christopher and Margaret (Christensen) Greene. He was baptized as an infant in 1941, and later confirmed in his faith as a youth, both at St. Malachy Catholic Church in Clontarf, Minnesota. He received his education in Benson, Minnesota, and was a graduate of the Benson High School Class of 1959.

On November 21, 1964, John was united in marriage to Joan Schlagel, in Hutchinson, Minnesota. This marriage was blessed with two children, Jean and Kristine. John and Joan resided in Danvers, Minnesota, and later moved to Hutchinson after his retirement. They shared 51 years of marriage.

John was a farmer and buffalo rancher in Danvers, Minnesota. He owned and operated Napa in Benson and Paynesville, Minnesota. He retired from farming in 2002, and also from being a buffalo rancher in 2012. John was a member of St. Malachy Church.

John enjoyed raising buffalo, hunting, socializing and having coffee with his friends. He also enjoyed working on the farm, attending buffalo shows, and fishing. He especially cherished the time he spent with his family, grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends.

John passed away on Friday, June 24, 2016, at his home in Hutchinson, Minnesota, at the age of 74 years.

Blessed be his memory.

John is survived by his:

Wife, Joan Greene of Hutchinson, MN;

Children, Jean Greene of Willmar, MN,

                Kristine Buffum of Sioux Falls, SD;

Grandchildren, Jessica Barnett and her husband, Christopher Barnett, Natasha Simonson, Tiffany Gronseth, Jarres Greene;

Great Grandchildren, Roman DeLong, Kaydon Wright, Kaiser Greene, Kyra Gronseth, Cameron Gronseth, and Dylan Wrobleski;

Sister, Gloria Dalseide and her husband, Jerry of Benson, MN;

John is preceded in death by his Parents, Christopher and Margaret Greene.


Arrangements by the Dobratz-Hantge Chapel in Hutchinson, Minnesota. Online Obituaries and Guest Book available at  Please click on Obituaries/Guest Book.

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