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Gregory Jessen

November 7, 2012
The Daily News

FLORENCE, Wis. - Gregory "Greg" M. Jessen, 49, of Green Bay, Wis., died after a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, with his loving family and friends at his side.

He was born April 19, 1963, in Iron Mountain, son of Mary (LaPorte) and the late John W. Jessen. Greg was a 1981 graduate of Florence High School. He was an alumnus of Marquette University, and was an avid Warrior fan.

Greg had a long career in broadcasting beginning in Iron Mountain at K Rock. He later went on to broadcast in Milwaukee, lower Michigan, and Cumulus Broadcasting Co. where he worked for many years as a manager, and most recently at Merrill Lynch.

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On April 21, 2012, Greg married Vana Kokkinos at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Kalamazoo, Mich. He was an avid Packer fan, and a season ticket holder. Greg also loved boating, which he enjoyed doing throughout Wisconsin.

He is survived by his loving wife, Vana; two children, Andrew and Kyle Jessen of Green Bay; one brother, John (Laurie) Jessen of Quinnesec; mother, Mary Jessen of Spread Eagle, Wis.; in-laws, Elliot (Tessie) Kokkinos of Portage, Mich.; former spouse, Pam Jessen of Green Bay; many uncles, aunts, cousins, and two nephews, John M. and Jay (Godson); and his canine companion, Jersey. He was blessed to have been welcomed into his wife Vana's large Greek family.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Visitation will be Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral Home in Florence.

The memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday at the funeral home. Rev. Douglas Johnson will officiate.

Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Florence.

You may light a candle in remembrance of Greg or leave a condolence for his family online at

The family has chosen the Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral Home of Florence, to honor Greg's legacy of life.



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