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May 23, 1948-Aug. 4, 2013

Charles John Greene, 65, of Moorhead, died Sunday, August 4, 2013 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Fargo.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9 at David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes.

Charles "John" Greene was born to Charles I. and Dorothy (Jackson) Greene on May 23, 1948 in White Earth. He was raised and educated in Detroit Lakes and graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1966.

Following graduation, John joined the U.S. Army, where he became the sergeant for the 173rd Airborne, serving 14 months in Vietnam.

He was united in marriage July 3, 1969 to Phyllis Rich in Newport, Ky. Following his discharge they moved to Minneapolis, and later to Moorhead, where he worked in building construction.

John adored his grandchildren and enjoyed hunting and fishing especially with his family.

Survivors include his wife Phyllis, of Moorhead; two sons, Chris (Ramona) of Moorhead and Paul (Chanin) of Moorhead; a daughter, Carla (Todd) Wadholm of West Fargo; nine grandchildren, Jonathan, Kendra, Jasmine, Jacob, Sadi, Caden, Jaxon, Koryna and Devin; a great grand-daughter, Isabella; five sisters, Marilyn Ericson of Detroit Lakes, Lillian Greene of Detroit Lakes, Pamela Belcourt of Detroit Lakes, Linda (Barry) Hjelsand of Frazee and Wanda Greene of Detroit Lakes; three brothers, Anthony of Moorhead, David of Detroit Lakes and Gary of Detroit Lakes; along with many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a sister, Debbie Greene; and a nephew, Cordell Belcourt Jr.

The David-Donehower Funeral Home is serving the family. Memories may be shared online at