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Gordon "Gordy" Beseth
October 26, 1932 ~ November 13, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Gordy grew up in the Como Park area and graduated from Murray High School in 1950. As a teenager, he enjoyed ski jumping around the metro, exploring Como Park and sneaking into the fairgrounds with friends. At 17, Gordy joined the Naval Air Reserves and served for 12 years, concurrently attending Dunwoody and completing his carpentry apprenticeship. Gordy worked as a carpenter for 25 years and later became the Chief Building Inspector for the City of Roseville. Gordy played on softball and volleyball leagues, enjoyed golf and loved spending time with his children and grandchildren at his cabin on Lake Des Moines in Wisconsin. After retirement, he volunteered at St. Tim’s Church and at “The Gathering”, providing respite care for people with Alzheimer’s.
Gordon was preceded in death by his parents, Ingwald and Gunda; and brothers, Bob (Mabel) and Al (June).
Gordy is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Dee; children, Sherry (Dan) Fisher, Barb (Al) Pendergrass, Bonnie (Todd) Peterson, Sandie (Randy), Patti, and Matt (Amy); grandchildren, Nick, Dustin, Hannah, Nate, Bre, Jake, Trevor, Ben, Dani, Alex, Sarah, Carson, Owen, John, and Peter; great-grandchildren, Ava, Logan, Nora, Theo, Connor, Aiden, and Freya; as well as many loving cousins, nieces, nephews, family and friends.
A celebration of life will be held Monday, November 20th, 11:00 AM, with a gathering of family and friends 10:00 – 11:00 AM, all at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 1465 N Victoria St, St Paul, MN. Private family burial at Roselawn Cemetery.
Donations preferred to the family, who will contribute to the Alzheimer's Association.