Today has been a quiet day in the SDREA office. Our hearts are heavy with the unexpected passing of our friend and new colleague, Greg Dean. Greg was with our organization for only a short time, but his positive impact was immediate, and his warm kindness was deeply welcome. As our government affairs advisor, Greg brought decades of invaluable experience to the SDREA. When he spoke to our membership last Friday at our annual meeting, he was excited to bring fresh ideas to our ACRE program, and work to further strengthen SDREA’s relationships within the Legislature. His bright outlook will continue to be a source of strength and inspiration for us moving forward.
Our thoughts go out to Greg’s wife, Jill, and their three sons. Greg’s passion for sports and politics was outweighed only by his love of family and God above. We pray that they find peace and comfort in these difficult times, and that they be uplifted with the loving care of the Pierre and South Dakota co-op communities.
We will share any service information as soon as we have it. For now – please keep the Dean family in your hearts and prayers.