Gordy was born Dec. 23, 1954 in Saint Paul, the son of Wilbur and Everal (Novy) Pfaffendorf.
He attended Forest Lake High School. Following high school he began working as a brake press operator and continued in this career path until he was diagnosed with Ataxia and was forced into early retirement.
Gordy felt most at home in the outdoors; he loved deer hunting and fishing for walleyes and always looked forward to his next trip outdoors.
He was a caring family man, who loved and thought of his children and grandchildren when they were not together.
He will be deeply missed by his children, Blake (Anna) Pfaffendorf, Brooke (Brad) Glyer; grandchildren, Makayla and Kolton Glyer; parents, Wilbur and Everal; brothers, Dale, Darrell, Wayne (Rose) Pfaffendorf; girlfriend, Kathy Koska.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 22 at Mattson Funeral Home, 343 North Shore Dr., Forest Lake. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Linwood Township Cemetery.