Gregory Charles Elvidge, 80, of Cedar Rapids passed on September 5, 2023 at St. Luke’s Hospital. Greg was born in Victoria, Tx on February 6, 1943 to Ronald and Marilda Elvidge.
Greg grew up in Dundee, IA and moved to Colesburg, IA. He graduated from Colesburg in the class of 1960. While in high school he was active in sports and music. He was also selected to go to Iowa Boy’s State. He was proud to become an Eagle Scout and worked as a counselor two summers at Klaus Boy Scout Camp. He went into college at ISTC (UNI), UIU and Iowa. Soon after, he married his high school sweetheart Rosellen (Sampson) Elvidge on February 15, 1964. Together they had two sons Brandon and Todd. He worked as an accountant for 29 years at Wilson/Farmstead. Upon their closing, he picked up the craft of woodworking.
Greg was an avid duck hunter for many years, developing many lifelong duck hunting friends. He enjoyed being outdoors, canoeing on the boundary waters and fishing in Canada and on Lake Michigan. He also loved to read and tell stories to everyone he met.
Survivors include his wife Rosellen, his two sons Brandon (Toni) and Todd of Cedar Rapids; two grandchildren Hunter (Maddie) Elvidge and Taylor Bahnsen of Cedar Rapids; two great-grandchildren Odin and Lola as well as brother Ronald (Bonnie) of Wisconsin and Steve (Deb) of Dubuque and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his step-grandchildren Nick (Christy) Ross of Solon, AJ (Michelle) Ross of Urbana and five step-great-grandsons. Greg was preceded in death by his parents Ronald and Marilda.
There will be a Celebration of Life on Monday September 18, 2023 from 3-7 p.m. at Jones Park, Parkview Pavilion. Casual dress please.
Special thanks to Mercy Dialysis Center. Memorials may be directed to the family.