Gordon “Gordy” Jensen

Gordon “Gordy” Jensen

Gordy JensenGordon “Gordy” Jensen, age 68 of Redwood Falls formerly of St. James and Butterfield, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, April 17, 2019 of natural causes at his lake home on West Silent Lake.  A celebration of his life will be held 4:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 25 at Redwood Valley Funeral Home in Redwood Falls.  Interment will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the Redwood Falls Sportsman’s Club or the Redwood area Library Foundation.  Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Gordy was born July 10, 1950 to Leslie and Frances (Anderson) Jensen in St. James, Minnesota.  He graduated from St. James High School in 1968 and continued his education at Mankato State University.  On September 14, 1974, Gordy married the love of his life Jude Heick at St. James Catholic Church in St. James.  Together the couple lived in Butterfield where they were blessed with two daughters before moving to Redwood Falls.  Gordy worked various jobs before working at Harvest Land Cooperative for 29 years, retiring in 2011.  He enjoyed his retirement being at the lake as much as possible, where he would have coffee with the guys at DuCharme’s Corner Store.  Gordy was very active in several community organizations.  He enjoyed giving back to his community.  Gordy also enjoyed fishing, hunting, wood working, and reading.  He loved attending school and sporting events for his grandchildren.

Gordy is survived by his wife Jude of 45 years; daughters: Trisha and Heather; grandchildren: Nathan, Alex and Lianna; his yellow lab Nikki; sisters: Janice (Donald) Heller, Gail Lehman, and Diane Kenet; and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Carol Johnson, and brothers-in-law Ernest Lehman and Tom Denind.

13 thoughts on “Gordon “Gordy” Jensen”

  1. So sorry for your loss! Gordy was a great man who loved calling me “Terrible Tara” He will be missed. Hugs and prayers!! Love you guys!

  2. Bruce/MaryJo Grill

    Dear Jude and family …..our deepest sympathy in the loss of such a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend to so many. Several times throughout the years our family seemed to bring up some “Gordy Story” to share. Such as the time you came to visit us in Iowa and Gordy walked into the house saying….”Well, I see Roscoe ( which was our HUGE Saint Bernard) still remembers me….he put one paw on each shoulder and sat me flat on the ground.” ( Of course, if you knew Gordy….he didn’t have very far to go to hit the ground.) We just reminded our son, Jeff, that Gordy was the one that taught him how to drive with that little orange car of his (Gordy”s) out in our pasture. Such fun times and now memories we have to hold in our hearts. I know God decided he needed a REALLY, and I mean REALLY, good fisherman and hunter in Heaven and he now has one of the BEST! Wrap all those cherished memories around your hearts and share them with others. Our thought and prayers are with you in these coming days and always. Love and hugs to all. Bruce/MaryJo Grill (Hot Springs, SD).

  3. Gordy will be missed at West Silent Lake a lot. Always happy and positive.
    Blessings to Judy and family ??

  4. I am deeply saddened for the loss of Gordy. I remember the boat trip he took me on to see the baby loons. Gordy was one of the extraordinary people who brought light joy and kindness to others. He always had a smile, a hug, a story, and was hard at work, helping out, or doing something nice for someone else. He will be terribly missed. May the love and enthusiasm he had for life live on in all who knew him. He was a wonderful dear friend to my parents. We will think of him often as we are around the nature he so appreciated and keep his family in our prayers and good thoughts for strength and peace in this difficult time.

  5. Still in shock from the loss of our wonderful friend and neighbor, Gordy. He was always there with a smile, ready to help. He was so much fun and had a wonderful sense of humor. He leaves a void that can’t be filled. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. We look forward to sharing our memories of him when we are with them this summer.

  6. Was shocked to hear of Gordy’s passing. Sending my deepest sympathies and hugs to all.
    Lynette Gordon

  7. Judy A. Olson and Larry Olson

    We are next door nieghbors at the lake…
    Very Sad News fir Larry and My Self…
    We could not have a better neighbirs than Jude and Gordy…
    All good memories…
    Blessed to know him.
    God Bless his Memories…

  8. Randall M and Lola R Rieke.

    Our deepest sympathy to Jude and Family.
    Gordy helped pave the way for Southern MN
    Co-operatives. We always enjoyed being together with Jude and Gordy at Co-operative functions.
    Gordy gave his knowledge, time and patience to others within the Co-op system.
    God’s peace to all of you.
    Kind Regards,
    Randy&Lola Rieke

  9. Daniel Terese Hall

    Hugs and Prayers Judy Trisha and Heather To,the wonderful neighbors we were blessed to have a few short years ago so sorry for the news what a positive sharing person the world has lost. May his memories shine on in all of you…
    Hall’s Across the Prairie

  10. Judi, we were shocked to hear of Gordy’s passing. Many good memories of your days in Butterfield. Our sympathies to you and your family.
    Larry and Rosie Simenson

  11. Michelle and Chris Rohlik and kids

    Jude, Tricia and Heather
    I’m very sorry to hear about Gordy. I’m shocked. You all have my deepest, deepest sympathies and hugs. He was a great guy; always had a smile on his face, especially when watching his grandkids in their activities May God give you comfort and strength to get thru these very tough times. Keep in mind that there’s an ornery little German up there to keep him in line and give him a bad time:)

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