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James Joseph Gordon

Wed, Nov 13th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

James Joseph Gordon, 92, of Brainerd, died Friday, November 8, 2013, at his home.

James was born Sept. 2, 1921, in Sleepy Eye, to Harry and Edith (Schloegl) Gordon. He graduated from Chatfield High School. James joined the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946. He married Velda Broadwater, they later divorced. He was an electrician for General Electric (GE) for 36 years in Chicago.

James was an avid fisherman, author, gardener and inventor.

He is survived by two sons, Harry Gordon of Southfield, Mich., and Daniel Gordon of Brainerd; two daughters, Susan Gordon of Wheeling Ill., and Jane Gordon of Aurora, Ill.; three grandsons, Christopher and Patrick Cunningham, and James (Jamie) Kozinski; and a niece, Gail Gordon McGee.

He was preceded in death by a son, James.

Funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. Wednesday, November 13, at Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield, with Father Patrick Arens officiating. Burial will be in the Chatfield Cemetery. Visitation will be for one hour before the services at the funeral Home.

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