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 Gordon E Kellander

Gordon E Kellander

Birth
Martin County, Minnesota, USA
Death 7 Dec 2010 (aged 88)
Fairmont, Martin County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Martin County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 62717356 · View Source
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FAIRMONT - Funeral service for Gordon E. Kellander, 88, of Fairmont will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at Lakeview Funeral Home, with Pastor Howard Westlund officiating. Burial with full military honors by the Lee C. Prentice American Legion Post 36 and the Martin Co. VFW Post 1222 will follow at Center Chain Cemetery, rural Fairmont.

Gordon passed away Tuesday evening, Dec. 7, 2010, at he Fairmont Medical Center. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont.

Gordon Everett Kellander was born Feb. 21, 1922, on a farm in East Chain Township to Nathaniel and Edith (Nelson) Kellander. Gordy entered the Army in 1942 and served over three years in WWII with the 50th Combat Engineers attached to the 7th Infantry Div. He served in five campaigns in the Pacific Theater. Upon his return, he learned to fly and served with the Civil Air Patrol.

Gordon started his own business in the Fairmont area and worked as a farm drainage contractor for more than 40 years. He was married to Constance Jean Morrison on May 13, 1950. They lived in Fairmont for 28 years, and then moved to Silver Lake Twp. Connie passed away in 1993.

Gordy was a kid at heart with a sense of wonder about the world, with a dry sense of humor and a quick wit. He loved fishing, flying, traveling and reading everything to do with science, current affairs, economics and Ufology. At various times, he was associated with the Conservation Club, Cardinal Flying Club, the Civil Air Patrol, the American Legion, VFW and Mufon.

Those he has left behind are one daughter, Sue Ellen Koons (William) of Sherburn; sons, Thomas (Monica) of East Chain, Steven (Nancy) and James (Joan) of Scottsdale, Ariz.; sister, Grace Brockmann of East Chain; brother-in-law Jerry Morrison of Mankato; grandchildren, Andria Jones (Lance), John (Becca), Wayne, Jacob, Brent, Jordan Kellander; great-grandsons Ethan and Ben, with a great-grandson due in February; and nieces and nephews.

Gordon was preceded in death by his wife, Connie; parents, Nathaniel and Edith Kellander; sister, Dorothy Sinclair; parents-in-law, Cecil and Merle Morrison; sister-in-law, Betty Morrison; brothers-in-law, George Sinclair and Adolph Brockmann; and special friend, Ardis Orman.


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  • Created by: Dale & Corinne Wise
  • Added: 9 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62717356
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gordon E Kellander (21 Feb 1922–7 Dec 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62717356, citing Center Chain Cemetery, Martin County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Dale & Corinne Wise (contributor 47132213) .