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“Thinking of you in your time of sorrow and praying for peace for you and your family. ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Julie Sachs - Pelican Rapids, MN

“Please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss. My brother Bernie and I were childhood friends of Gordie. This was back in the late 1950...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Will Revering

“I was a class of 65 classmate of Gordy. I always thought Gordy was a thoughtful, level-headed, even handed type of guy. I regret that I did not know...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Mike Howe

“Just learned of Gordie's passing. We send our sincere sympathies to you and yours. May he rest in peace. ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: John & Carolyn Chlian

“Sue and Family, Judy and Family, Wendy, Kathy and Family: Oh my. I check the AndersonFuneral.Net and EchoPress almost daily for obituaries for the...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Linda E Johnson, Garfield orginally and now of Sun City, AZ

“My deepest sympathy to Sue and family. I considered Gordy a good friend and fun person to talk to. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Jay Roelofs

“Please accept our sympathy. Kay, Angie, & Shawn Olson ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Kay Olson

“So very sorry for your loss. I just watched your video and felt the love you all shared. Lots of good memories. Death separates us now, but we...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Anne and David Gran

“Susan and family, we are so very sorry for the loss of your husband and father. We are holding you tight in our prayers. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Paul & Julie Barsness

“Sue and family - Many prayers for you and your family during this difficult time. Gordy was a fantastic man, friend and cousin. He and I grew up...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Glenn Anderson

“Sue and family - you'll all be in our prayers! Gordy was a great guy who touched so many lives. It's been a long road, but you traveled it with...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Sue & Tim Swanson

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Gordon Lyle Peterson was born on August 11, 1947, in Alexandria, MN, the son of Lloyd and Arline (Olson) Peterson. He was baptized on November 2, 1947 and confirmed on October 21, 1962 at Grace Lutheran Church in Brandon, MN. He graduated from Jefferson High School in Alexandria in 1965 and then furthered his education at the Alexandria Vocational College. Gordie met the love of his life, Susan Syverson in 1966. Gordie enlisted in the Navy in 1968. While on leave, Gordie married Susan on September 20, 1969 at West Moe Lutheran Church. They lived in California off and on for about 2 years. After finishing his enlistment in the Navy, Gordie and Susan moved back to Moe Township where they raised three children Aaron, Kelly, and Kimberly. Gordie worked various jobs throughout his life including being a journeyman electrician, warehouse manager, and Maintenance Engineer Supervisor for Knute Nelson for 18 years. Gordie could fix just about anything and enjoyed the challenge of restoring old tractors and machinery. Loving, dependable, family man, jokester, and dedicated husband, father and grandfather are words that Gordie's family use to describe him. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren. Gordie spent many weekends camping with his family and teaching them to hunt, fish and enjoy the outdoors with respect for nature and for others. Some other hobbies Gordie enjoyed include snowmobiling, NASCAR, and four-wheeling. He will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him. Gordon L. Peterson died on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at the Veterans Home in Fergus Falls, MN at the age of 69. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Susan Peterson of Garfield, MN; son, Aaron (Benita) Peterson of Alexandria; daughters, Kelly (Ryan) Helmbrecht of Alexandria and Kimberly (Brian) Fuchs of Garfield; grandchildren Joshua and Samantha Helmbrecht of Alexandria and Carter and Kendra Fuchs of Garfield; sisters Judy (Dewey) Grove of Brandon, Wendy Peterson of Brandon, and Kathy (Brian) Drexler of Alexandria; many nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces and great nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. A funeral service was held on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at West Moe Lutheran Church in Moe Township, MN with the Reverend Sara Evenson officiating. Diane Alvershere was the organist and Greg Kapphahn was the soloist. Interment was in the church cemetery. Casket Bearers were Peter Syverson, Andrew Syverson, Donald Syverson, Kevin Grove, Bryan Hanson, and Christopher Hanson. Honorary Casket Bearers were Gordie's grandchildren. Arrangements were made by Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria, MN

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