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Gordon “Gordy” Bubendorf, 66

Gordon “Gordy” Bubendorf, age 66, passed away peacefully at his farm in East Grand Forks, MN with his loving family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer.

Gordy was born and raised in East Grand Forks, the son of Richard and Ann Bubendorf on February 9, 1949.  He grew up and attended school in East Grand Forks and graduated from East Grand Forks Senior High School.  On Dec 28th, 1968 Gordy was united in marriage to Arlene Zabel.  They moved to Vallejo, CA where Gordy served in the Navy during the Vietnam War.   In 1970 Gordy and Arlene returned back to East Grand Forks, and raised their family at the farm.   Gordy resumed his life as a farmer, and spent most of his life farming.  After retiring from farming, Gordy and his brother Jim bought Minnkota Iron, and ran the operation together for several years.  Gordy eventually retired and spent his days enjoying life.   

Gordy enjoyed fishing, camping, waterskiing, golfing, reading and spending time with his children and grandchildren.  During retirement Gordy and Arlene spent summers in Minnesota and winters at Ft. Myers, FL.  

Gordy is survived by his wife of 46 years, Arlene Bubendorf, East Grand Forks, MN; daughters, Tami (Randy) Schuster, Champlin, MN; and Katherine (Dale) Bangert, East Grand Forks, MN; son, Robb Bubendorf (fiancee, Nikki Novak), Savage, MN; seven grandchildren and one great grandson; sister, Diane (Bob) Kobetsky, Fertile, MN; brothers, Jim (Kristi) Bubendorf, East Grand Forks, MN and John Bubendorf, Bend, OR; and many loving friends.  

Gordy was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Ann Bubendorf; infant sister, Karen; sister-in-law, JoAnn (Helmowski) Bubendorf; and daughter-in-law, Monica (Sattler) Bubendorf.  

In lieu of flowers memorials to Altru Hospice are preferred.     

Funeral Service: 10:30 AM on Monday, April 27, 2015 in Dahl Funeral Home, 2029 Central Ave. NW, East Grand Forks, MN

Visitation: One Hour Prior Memorial Service on Monday, April 27, 2015.
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Arrangements By:  Dahl Funeral Home ~ East Grand Forks, Minnesota

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