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Continued: Obituary: WWII prisoner Lionel Greenberg didn't hide from his heritage

  • Article by: PAUL WALSH , Star Tribune
  • Last update: December 5, 2013 - 6:19 PM

When Lionel Greenberg was a child, his father rolled the family car on a wet road in North Dakota. The car landed squarely on Greenberg.

“The ground was soft,” Stan Greenberg said, “so he sunk into the ground, rather than having the car crush him. He was in the hospital for a few days.”

Greenberg returned to the University of Minnesota after the war and worked for many years with the Internal Revenue Service and then started his own firm handling taxes and estate planning. On a part-time basis, he was a justice of the peace in Dakota County and handled minor offenses as a municipal judge.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Myra Silberg Greenberg, and a son, Jon Greenberg. Along with son Stan, he is survived by sister Saralee Sloven, brother Charles Greenberg, son Neil and daughter Renni Gallagher. Services have been held.

Paul Walsh • 612-673-4482

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