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Gregory O. Sellnow

ROCHESTER — Gregory O. Sellnow, 54, of Rochester, died Saturday, March 10, 2012.

Gregory Owen Sellnow was born Nov. 8, 1957, in Paynesville, Minn. He was raised in Brainerd, Minn. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Journalism. He worked at the Cape Girardeau, Mo., newspaper for two years, the Bismarck Tribune for four years, and the Rochester Post-Bulletin for the past 26 years. Greg married Shelly Kotyk on June 20, 1981, in Brainerd. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, cooking, camping, the outdoors, reading, music, and being a sports fan.

Gregory is survived by his wife, Shelly, of Rochester; two daughters, Caitlin Sellnow, of Evanston, Ill., and Abigail Sellnow, of Moorhead, Minn.; one son, Cameron Sellnow, of Rochester; his father, Lester (Linda) Sellnow, of Riverton, Wyo.; his mother, Beth Sellnow, of Brainerd; two sisters, Pam (Mike) O’Rourke and Lori (Gary) Morgan, both of Brainerd; and one brother, Tim (Deanna) Sellnow, of Lexington, Ky.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 2830 18th Ave NW, Rochester, with the Rev. Laura Sutherland and the Rev. Siri Strommen Campbell officiating. A visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday at the church.

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