Dr. Gregory Lee Angstman was born March 8, 1956 in Princeton, Minnesota and grew up on the family dairy farm with his loving parents, Vicki and Roger Angstman and three younger brothers. Under God’s grace and love, 66-year-old Greg passed away on July 31, 2022.
After graduating from Princeton High School in 1974, Greg attended the United States Military Academy at West Point for 2 years and then the University of Minnesota Duluth, graduating in 1978. Greg married his high school sweetheart , Julianne Lingle, June 24, 1978. The couple moved to Rochester, Minnesota, where Greg graduated from Mayo Medical School in 1982 as a physician and then completed a residency in family medicine at the Mayo Clinic in 1985.
Greg’s medical career began at the Cambridge Medical Clinic (Minnesota). In 1991 the family moved to Mantorville for Greg’s career in family medicine at the Mayo Clinic. He retired from Mayo Clinic in 2019 as Assistant Professor of Family Medicine. He was very proud of his accomplishments with the Mayo Clinic Health System, helping to build and staff clinics and hospitals in several southeastern Minnesota communities. Greg has especially enjoyed being a teacher and mentor to family medicine residents, medical students, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. Greg was also proud that his daughter worked at the Mayo Clinic.
Greg has been active in the leadership of Holy Family Church in Kasson, Minnesota and provided medical support on four trips to Mission Honduras. He was a scout leader for scout troop 231, helping his sons and their troop on many exciting scouting adventures. A highlight was taking his wife and sons with their troop to Camp Philmont in New Mexico.
Serving 16 years in the Minnesota Army National Guard, Greg rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel and commanded the 204th Medical Battalion. His two sons have followed in his footsteps and continue to serve in the US Army. His favorite pastimes included guided fishing trips in Canada, family deer hunting, chess, golf and a lifelong passion for reading. Greg enjoyed nothing more than an evening with a book and a bowl of ice cream or popcorn.
Greg is survived by his mother Vicki, his wife Julianne, his sons Keith and Todd (Heather), his daughter Annette Lovig, his granddaughters Ellie and Bree Angstman, his brothers Dr Kurt (Mary) Angstman, Paul (Dr Lisa) Angstman and Mark (Cindy) Angstman. His granddaughters, nieces and nephews were particularly important in his life.
Visitation will be held at Byron Funeral Home on Thursday, August 11 from 4-7 p.m. On Friday, August 12, a funeral mass will be held at Christ the King Catholic Church in Byron at 11 a.m. A lunch will follow.
Following a private interment in Baldwin Township Cemetery, a memorial service and reception will be held at 2 p.m., August 13, at Freshwaters United Methodist Church in Princeton, MN.
Suggested memorials to the Mayo Clinic Pancreatic Research Center, the West Point Graduate Association, or a charity of your choice.
Julianne and the children wish to thank our families, dear friends and neighbors for their love, support and endless prayers during Greg’s end of life. The Mayo Hospice team was amazing, as Greg expected. Love and kindness support us immeasurably.
Online condolences are welcome at www.byronfuneralhome.com.