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Gregory Tetrault – Obituary

Name: Gregory Tetrault

Age: 68

Born: 07-23-1952

Died: 04-30-2021

Greg Tetrault, 68, of Pierz, passed away on April 30th, much to the shock and sadness of his family and numerous friends.  
Gregory Alan Tetrault was born to Elwood and Ellen (Malone) Tetrault on July 23rd, 1952. He married Cathy Robak, and they became proud parents of son John. 

Greg started his language arts teaching career in East Grand Forks, before moving to Little Falls to teach at Our Lady of Lourdes. He taught in the Pierz School District for several decades before retirement in 2014. During his time there, he covered a wide range of long-term extra duties, including leadership roles in the high school English department, knowledge bowl coach, varsity softball head coach, GED adult education instructor, coach and judge for district spelling bee, and athletic referee over many years. His professional tributes include “30 Year Service to District 484,” “Softball Conference Coach of the Year,” “CMC Volunteer of the Year,” and the “Regional CMC Distinguished Service Award.” Beyond this legacy, Greg was highly motivated in community service through a number of different venues including Boy Scouts, election judge, service in the Big Brother organization, and service as score/time keeper, & ticket taker at innumerable athletic events. Even after all his years of service to others in education, he continued another career with the Granite City Jobbing Company of St. Cloud. 
Greg made the most of life with so many interests. Fishing and hunting trips with friends were at the top of his list. He loved music and was a devoted fan of son John’s musical talent. Those who knew Greg will always recall his smiling eyes and positive spirit. He was always up for a warm and sincere conversation and will be so missed by so many. 
Left to cherish memories of Greg are wife Cathy, son John, and siblings Melany Lizakowski, Grand Forks, ND, Laurie Back, Grand Forks, ND, Terry (Gaytha), Hanford, CA, Mike, Tamarack, MN, Brian (Valerie), Mesa, AZ, Lisa (Mark) Sonterre, Thompson, ND, Missy (Rick) Gehl, Grand Forks, ND, Marty (Mincha), Emerado, ND, Tracy (Wayne) Rolph, Grand Forks, ND. 
Greg was preceded in death by his parents, Elwood and Ellen Tetrault, and a brother, Timothy. 
A private family committal service will be held. A public celebration of Greg’s life will be announced at a later date.

Guestbook for Gregory Tetrault

Al Doty
, Taught with Greg
June 4, 2021, 1:34 am
Greg cared greatly for his students and his community and always tried to stay upbeat. We'll miss that.
Terry Tetrault
, Brother
May 10, 2021, 5:49 pm
I was so shocked and saddened by your passing. I was so looking forward to spending time when I retire. I think of time spent on the water, fishing. That drizzling day fishing in near dark and that "snag" I thought I had. Turned into something big when you stood up in the boat and my pole nearly broke and the line snapped. Times spent chatting about everything from politics to work to family and on. I will miss you Bro. I feel the pain and sorrow Cathy and John have at this time. Greg never said anything but good about his wife and son. He promoted John highly in his music. God comfort and keep you strong sister and nephew, you are loved.
Trudee Preimesberger
, Coached with Greg.
May 8, 2021, 2:27 am
Cathy & John, I am so very sorry for the pain you are going through and also so shocked hearing of this loss of Greg. I enjoyed coaching with him, he was always pleasant, positive and loved his family. Recently, I bumped into him at the post office and we visited about his joy of fishing and how proud he was of John and his music! He will be warmly remembered, may the warmth of the memories you have with him comfort your pain. Prayers to you for strength and healing.
Patty johnson
, Taught with Greg at Pierz
May 8, 2021, 2:08 am
I spent many hours with Greg, as our classrooms were next door and we were both English teachers who were hired on the same day. After we retired, Greg would send me information on former students, teachers and the town on Facebook. i also spent many hours learning stained glass from .cathy on Saturdays in LF. Everytime i open up Facebook, i will miss his motivational comments and insite. He was a person who cared deeply for others. I am saddened and shocked. cathy, you know how much he meant to those of us at school. Your pain has entered a part of my heart.
Steve Kwiecinski
, Prep school friend
May 7, 2021, 6:41 pm
Marcia and I were so saddened to hear of the news of Greg's untimely passing. I have so many fond memories of Greg at St. John's Prep, especially card playing and band. He was a warm guy and we feel so sorry for Cathy. Steve (Tex) and Marcia
Lori Welter
, Cousin
May 7, 2021, 6:18 pm
My deepest sympathy goes out to the entire Tetrault family. Deeply saddened by this sudden loss. Thinking of you and you are in my prayers.
Dan Montgomery
, Friend and college roommate
May 7, 2021, 2:54 pm
Words cannot express my sorrow at hearing the news of Greg's passing. He was a wonderful person and though my personal time with him was short, the good memories will remain forever. Cathy, my deepest condolences to you and John. My hope is that you find consolation in the many great years you had together.
Eric B.
, Friend
May 6, 2021, 7:25 pm
It's tough to hear of this news, I knew him well, through school, I went fishing with him as well as a twins game. It would be hard to find a more positive person. Im happy I spent some time with him earlier in life, Take care Cathy and John, So sorry for your loss.

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