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Gordon Lee Hart

Gordon “Gordy” L. Hart, age 81, of Alexandria, formerly of Miltona, died on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at his home.

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

Gordon Lee Hart was born on June 5, 1940, to Theodore and Marie Lorrayne (Clarine) Hart in Aitkin. He grew up in Minneapolis and graduated from Central High School in 1958, where he was a three sport All-State Athlete. Following high school, he attended Gustavus College, where he met his future bride. Gordy was united in marriage to Darlyne Witty and together they had four children. Following their marriage, they lived in Minneapolis where Gordy was employed at Northwest Bank as an Operations Manager for over 20 years. Following his retirement, he moved to Miltona and became active in the community and spent many hours fishing on Lake Miltona. Due to health issues, Gordy moved to Bethel Manor in Alexandria in 2015. He was a former member of the Miltona Lions Club. Gordy loved fishing and was an avid sports fan of all Minnesota teams. He was especially fond of his family and was always there for them.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Marie Lorrayne; father, Theodore; and siblings, Roberta, Patricia, Lynn, and Todd.

Gordy is survived by his four children, David (Judy) Hart of Eagan, Kelli (Jay Vandersalm) Hart of Minnetonka, LeeAnn (Craig) Milde of Byron, and Sue (Paul) Pawlyshyn of Minneapolis; sister, Nancy (Tom) McCaffrey of Monticello; ten grandchildren, Alex, Kayla (Josh), Mike, Nick, Jessica, Tyler (Kelsey), Brandon (Michelle), Madison (fiancé, Nate), Hannah, and Grace; and four great-grandchildren, Macklin, Georgia, Finley, and Manning.

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A candle was lit in memory of Gordon Hart

Jan Jul 15 2022 6:30 PM

Gordy was such a huge part of my childhood. He was Uncle Gordy to my brother and I. The hours spent with Uncle Gordy at the lake swimming and fishing will never be forgotten.

Samantha Hemmerlin Prechel Jan 3 2022 5:58 PM

Gordy was a big part of our family and we have so many memories with him!! Talking about the Vikings, Twins or Gophers together or what the fish were bitting on are some of the best memories!! He was such a genuine guy that said it how it was! He always thought about everyone else before himself. He will be missed and remembered!!

John Holmgren Jan 2 2022 8:19 PM

"Grandpa" Gordy truly held a special place in our family and in our hearts. I echo my sister when she said he always greeted us with "hello sweetie" and had the pontoon and fishing rods ready. He was the best listener and had a "hart" of gold. He truly was a blessing and his memory a treasure. Love and condolences to his family.
Ellie (Holmgren) Stecker family.

Elizabeth Stecker Jan 2 2022 1:17 PM

Gordy was like a grandpa to me. I will always remember going to visit him and my grandma Vi at the lake and being so excited to spend time with them both. I especially remember jumping out of the vehicle once we got there and running in the house to receive a big hug, a big smile, and a "hello sweetie" from Gordy.

He would always make sure we had worms and pop in the garage fridge to go fishing!

I always made sure to send him a Christmas card each year and he always made sure to send me back one too. He always had such kind words to say. Gordy will always hold a special place in my heart and I know in many others as well. My sincere condolences to all the family. Emily Jelen (Holmgren).

Emily Jelen (Holmgren) Jan 2 2022 12:57 PM

We were sad to hear of Gordy's passing, His smiles and laughter will be missed he was like a grandfather to our children, he would always send us a Christmas card and we would always call him on his birthday.
Condolences to the family.
Sincerely Clyde and Sandy Holmgren

Clyde and Sandy Holmgren Jan 2 2022 11:54 AM

Gordys family, I will always remember his smile and friendly hellos.. always got the fishing reports too.. Jody ( Koep) Ost…

Jody Ost Dec 31 2021 4:30 PM