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Gordon Burdette Tienter


Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Gordon Burdette Tienter

Gordon Burdette Tienter, 87, of Chatfield, Minn. died Friday, March 14, 2014 at Regina Medical Center in Hastings, Minn.

Gordon was born June 25, 1926 in rural Preston to Harry & Emma (Rueber) Tienter. He attended country school. In 1945 he entered the Army and served as a cook in Philippines and Korea. On April 23, 1948 he married Jean Baker at the Methodist Church in Elgin. He attended Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis.

The couple moved to Chatfield where he worked at the Chevy garage. They then moved to Rochester, Minn., later returning to Chatfield to work at Rollies Hardware. The family then moved to Frontenac, Minn. where he managed the Methodist Camp. In Elgin he was a custodian at the elementary school for 17 years. The couple returned to Chatfield in 1998.

Gordon enjoyed taking many trips from coast to coast & Canada to visit family. His love was music. He played the guitar, harmonica, accordion, and always included his grandkids & family. He also enjoyed driving, fishing & camping trips, and card games. He was also fond of spending winters in Arizona after his retirement.

Survivors include his wife, Jean of Chatfield; three children: Debra (Allen) Ringer of Pine City, Minn.; Dennis (Sherryl)Tienter of Plainview, Minn.; and Rebecca (Eric) Wisted of Winona, Minn.; six grandchildren; three great grandchildren; one brother, Leland (Carolyn) Tienter; and many special nieces and nephews.

Gordon is preceded in death by his parents, four sisters & four brothers.

A memorial service celebrating the life of Gordon was held 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 21, 2014 at the Chatfield United Methodist Church with Rev. Debra Jene Collum officiating.

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