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“Gordy was an AWESOME person and TERRIFIC classmate, a quality not everyone is lucky to have. Everyone LOVED Gordy, he was kind to everybody....What a...Read More »
1 of 27 | Posted by: Judy Gislason

“Gordy and I were classmates in school. He was always a good guy- friendly with a big heart. I saw him off and on through the years. We both worked in...Read More »
2 of 27 | Posted by: Patricia Voss

“I am very sad to lose a friend like Gordy. I've been flooded with memories of our times together, and all of them are good memories. He was a great...Read More »
3 of 27 | Posted by: Bob Olson

“Gordy you will be missed! You were always a good guy and good friend . Sorry to see you go. A kind heart and gentle soul. We had lots of laughs and...Read More »
4 of 27 | Posted by: Bob Ruhr

“When people you grew up with, who are a month younger, die, it has a different affect than when others die. It makes me realize how much less time I...Read More »
5 of 27 | Posted by: Peter Trier

“It's way to soon to say goodbye my friend. Save me a seat so we can catch up. Hard to say goodbye Gordy so let's just say, "until we meet again!" ”
6 of 27 | Posted by: Bryan Stoeck

“Sorry to hear the sad news. We are sending a pray to God to make this a little easier. God Bless. ”
7 of 27 | Posted by: Diane and Dave Olson

“Diane & Family So sorry to hear about Gordy. He was a good man and a good friend. Deepest Sympathies. Terry ”
8 of 27 | Posted by: Terry Olson

“Our sympathy to you and your family on the loss of Gordy. ”
9 of 27 | Posted by: Marilyn and Kevin Weedman

“Gordy, you were a Prince among men???? Always enjoyed our visit when I was back in God's Country (MN) Your time here was way too short: Our Good &...Read More »
10 of 27 | Posted by: Patti Sullivan Alms

“Goody, you were always the guy with a quick wit, a good story and a gentle heart, you will be mlssed! ”
11 of 27 | Posted by: Rob Rydberg

“I'm so sorry. Gordy touched so many lives and will be missed by everyone. My prayers are going out to his family and all of his many friends. ”
12 of 27 | Posted by: Cindy Dau Benisek

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the Vipond family... God's speed Gordy. You will be greatly missed. ”
13 of 27 | Posted by: Paula Yager McGregor

“Gordy always took the time for Michael and myself in a myriad of ways. He played football with Micheal and I and he was seven years our senior. He...Read More »
14 of 27 | Posted by: Mark Brock

“Such a kind hearted soul. Sending prayers and hugs to family and loved ones. ”
15 of 27 | Posted by: Kristi Carter

“RIP, Gordy. You will be missed. (Say hi to Brad.) ”
16 of 27 | Posted by: Jan

“Rest In Peace Gordo, many a good time! Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family! ”
17 of 27 | Posted by: Pat and Brenda

“Gordy,You were an amazing guy, you will be missed by all ! ”
18 of 27 | Posted by: Tommy

“RIP my dear friend!! You will be missed! LOVE YOU! XOXO ”
19 of 27 | Posted by: Scooch

“Gordy, you became my friend when I was a kid coming here to visit my cousins..., You were a good person then and you certainly carried that quality...Read More »
20 of 27 | Posted by: Mike B. Lommen

“Gordy my man...you always had a smile on, and spread it to others! Such a brave man to be the only male to show up for our first breakfast get...Read More »
21 of 27 | Posted by: Heidi Anderson Bordeaux

“I'm sorry to hear of this news, he will be missed by many. RIP Gordy. ”
22 of 27 | Posted by: Tamara Eiden

“My heart breaks for Gordy's family. He was a very good friend to my brother Tom Herzog Jr. We all enjoyed seeing Gordy over the years, and most...Read More »
23 of 27 | Posted by: Jayne Herzog Flood

“You will be missed my friend but never forgotten! Condolences to Gordys family? ”
24 of 27 | Posted by: Becky Robey

“We had some good times growing up! I will miss you! May you find peace and comfort in your life ever lasting in Heaven. ”
25 of 27 | Posted by: Lori Smith

“I really enjoyed working with Gordy when I was a mortgage loan officer at First Bank in the late 70s. He was a good realtor who asked a lot of good...Read More »
26 of 27 | Posted by: Pat and Dan Botner

“It has been a long time since we were together Gordy, but we have shared on FB for quite a while. I loved your shares and also responses to my...Read More »
27 of 27 | Posted by: Scott Pinke - DALLAS, TX - Friend


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Gordon Paul Vipond was born on April 27, 1957, in Alexandria, Minnesota the son of Clarence and Lorine (Lanners) Vipond. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary's Church. Gordy graduated from Alexandria Jefferson High School and furthered his education at St. Cloud Technical College receiving his Real Estate License and Degree in Sales. Upon graduation he worked for Century 21 as a Realtor and later in sales at Continental Bridge. Gordon was united in marriage to Mary Jane on September 9, 1989 at St. Mary's Church in Alexandria. To this union two children were born: Mitchell and Meghan. Gordy was a wonderful father who always believed in his children. He enjoyed spending time on the lake taking the kids skiing and tubing. He also was Mitchell's hockey coach and would spend hours with the kids shooting pucks in the garage. Gordy enjoyed taking Meghan to dance and watching her performances. He was a loving son who was always there for his mom. As a brother, time at the hunting shack in Henning always provided great times and good memories. Family time, Lanners reunions, and Vipond Campouts at Lobster Lake were important to Gordy. He was very kind hearted and had many friends. Gordy loved to play hockey, baseball and softball. He was an incredible sports fan and always knew the different stats for the Minnesota sports teams. In later years he enjoyed playing golf. Gordy always had a smile on his face and enjoyed a good laugh. Gordon died unexpectedly on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at his home. He is survived by his two children: Mitchell & Meghan Vipond of Alexandria; mother, Lorine Vipond of Alexandria; brothers: Jack of Glenwood, Bob & wife, Glenice of Alexandria, Tom & wife, Sharon of Woodstock, GA, Mike & wife, Diane of Rosemount, MN; sister, Diane & husband, Dale Sletto of Carlos; aunt, Theresa Lanners; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by his father, Clarence "Kiddo"; infant brother; several aunts & uncles. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 3:00 PM on Thursday, May 25, 2017, 3:00 PM at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Visitation will be held 4-7 PM with parish prayers at 7 PM on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at the Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery.

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Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory

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St. Mary's Catholic Church

420 Irving Street Alexandria, MN 56308
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Thursday, May 25
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St. Mary's Catholic Church

420 Irving Street Alexandria, MN 56308
(320) 763-5781


Thursday, May 25
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St. Mary's Catholic Church Cemetery

250 W. Winona Rd SW Alexandria, MN 56308
(320) 763-5900



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