Raymond Gordon of Glencoe, formerly of Dawson, died Saturday, January 15, 2022 at GlenFields Living with Care in Glencoe, MN at the age of 67.
Funeral services will be held Friday, January 21, 2022 at 10:30 AM at Grace Lutheran Church in Dawson. Pastor Kendall Stelter will officiate, and burial will be in the church cemetery. Masks will be required for the funeral services at the church.
Visitation will be held Thursday, January 20, 2022 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Hanson & Dahl Funeral Home in Dawson with a prayer service at 6:30 PM. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.
Arrangements are with Hanson & Dahl Funeral Home in Dawson, MN.
Raymond Eugene Gordon was born December 21, 1954 in Valley Springs, SD to Rodney and Margaret (Hamersma) Gordon. He was baptized and confirmed into the Christian Faith. Raymond graduated from Dawson – Boyd High School in 1972. After high school Raymond enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He was united in marriage to Cindy Storlien on March 4, 1978 at Grace Lutheran Church in Dawson, and to this unity one daughter was born, Danielle.
Raymond worked for Union Pacific Railroad for 40 years. He enjoyed golfing, crafting golf clubs, playing softball and weight lifting. However, his real passion was spending time outdoors, hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed helping his brother, Lynn with the bees. Most of all he loved spending time with his daughter and her family. Raising his daughter on his own, they formed a very special and unbreakable bond. Their time together was always filled with laughter and love. When Danielle and her husband, Luke began to have children, he found his new title of “Papa Ray” to be that of the highest honor. Ray would brag to anyone he could about Nola, Rogan, and Elora. He would take them for days at a time in Dawson where they spent the days at the park, the pool, and the Dairy Queen. There is nothing that he would not do for his Grandchildren.
Raymond is survived by his daughter, Danielle (Luke) Mattson of Howard Lake, MN; grandchildren, Nola, Rogan, and Elora Mattson; siblings, Lynn (Dian) Wiebe, David Wiebe, Roger (Elaine) Gordon, Bev Johnson, Nancy (Orlin Julius) Feick, Donna Bathke, Diane Christiansen, and Lori (Bob) Belsaas; mother-in-law, Marian Storlien; and several nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Cindy in 1980; father-in-law, Orgean Storlien; brothers-in-law, Norb Bathke and Ron Christiansen; nephews, Jordan and Drake; and niece, Lisa.