Gordon “Gordy” F. Thiele

Gordon Frederick Thiele passed away at home peacefully on October 4, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Gordy was born on July 31, 1937 in South Saint Paul, Minnesota and recently celebrated his 80th birthday.
Gordy loved to travel, especially road trips to Duluth, out West or to Branson, Missouri. He was an avid angler, Vikings fan, loved to tell a good joke and cruise around in his Chevy truck. He was a wonderful father who loved camping with his family.
He is preceded in death by his father, Fred Thiele and mother, Betty Thiele.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth; his sons, Bret (Mayra Gomez), Troy, and Dean (Amy Schindeldecker); his sister, Gloria Olander; brother-in-law, Ed Backie; grandchildren, Jade Thiele, Christopher Vorhies and Jennifer (Mark) Beckman; and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be at Mattson Funeral Home, 343 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 8. Gordy’s funeral will be on Monday, October 9 at Elim Lutheran Church, 20971 Olinda Trail North, Scandia, visitation one hour prior to 11 a.m. service. Interment at Elim Lutheran Cemetery, Scandia. Memorials are preferred to ELCA World Hunger fund via Elim Church.
Cards and memorials may be directed to Mattson Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 343 N. Shore Drive, Forest Lake, MN 55025. Online condolences may be made at www.mattsonfuneralhome.com.


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