He came to us from Lincoln High School, where he was valedictorian. At Princeton Grieg majored in economics, took his meals at Campus, wrestled, worked at the Student Center and WPRB, and was involved with ROTC, later serving two years in the Army. He earned an MBA from Portland State University while working at Portland General Electric, ending his career as assistant to the chairman.
Family, community, and church dominated the rest of his life. He served on the board of the Portland Opera and showed off his Army training, which ended with his retirement after 21 years in the Army Reserves as a colonel, as a supernumerary.
He was also a charter member of the Mount Carmel Lutheran Church and treasurer for 25 years of the Oregon Lutheran Synod, as well as serving on the board of the National Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Concordia University Foundation.
Grieg is survived by his wife, Clarice, whom he married shortly after graduation; daughters Tamzin ’89 and Kimberley; three grandchildren; and brother Eric. We send our condolences to the family on their loss of this hard-working, serious-minded man, who gave much more than he took from every situation.