1935 Gordon 2014

Gordon Larsen

March 4, 1935 — April 19, 2014

Gordon A. Larsen, 79, formerly of Basswood Ave, died Saturday, April 19, 2014 in St Luke's Hospice. Gordy was born in Duluth on March 4, 1935 to John and Myrtle (Nelson) Larsen. He was an Army Veteran serving during the Korean War. Following his service, Gordy returned to Duluth and married Eleanor Rasmussen on June 29, 1956. Gordy retired from Diamond Tool in 1994, after 38 1/2 years of service. He was a member of the Minnesota Wings Motorcycle Club and together Gordy and Eleanor enjoyed many trips . He also enjoyed air shows, flying, hunting, fishing, camping, snowmobiling and ski jumping. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister-in-law, Renee Larsen, and brother-in-law, Bruce Ellefsen. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor; children, Kenneth of North Branch, MN, Myrna Dudek of Duluth, Glenn of North Branch, MN, Dale (Tammy) of Zimmerman, MN and Paul (Donna) of North Branch, MN; a brother, Raymond of Wyoming, MN; grandchildren, Melissa (Jeff) Reisdorf, Zachary (Vicki McDonald) Dudek, Erica, Nicole, Courtney, Kyle, and Elizabeth Larsen; step grandchildren, Jason and Becky; great-grandchildren, Chevie, Aidan and Delanie Reisdorf, Connor and Gavin Dudek and one on the way; sisters-in-law, Elaine Ellefsen, Betty (Jim) Merling and Janet Rasmussen; brother-in-law, Raymond (Carol) Rasmussen; a close cousin, Ron (Fran) Fields; several other relatives and friends. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014 in Williams Lobermeier Boettcher Funeral Home and will continue from 11 a.m. until the 12 noon funeral service Wednesday in Holy Cross Lutheran Church. 410 North Arlington Ave. Pastor Michael DeKraai officiating. Burial in Sunrise Cemetery. Military honors provided by the Duluth Combined Honor Guard. Memorials to Holy Cross Lutheran Church would be appreciated. To sign the guestbook on-line, visit www.wlbfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Williams Lobermeier Boettcher Funeral Home.


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