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Earl "Mannie" Gordon

June 3, 1955 - Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Earl M. “Mannie” Gordon, age 57, of Red Cliff, WI Journeyed to the Spirit World on Wednesday, November 28 at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, MN.

He was born on June 3, 1955 in Washburn, WI the son of Lawrence and Jeanette (Daley) Gordon.

Earl graduated from high school in 1974 and then attended Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College in Hayward, WI. He later joined the U.S. Navy and after his discharge, he moved to Minneapolis and worked at Rusty’s Tire Service in North Minneapolis for many years. He was an avid deer hunter and enjoyed Harley Davidson motorcycles and classic cars. He also enjoyed camping and spending time with his dog, Destiny.

Survived by children Mandy Lynn Williams (Adam C.)of Minneapolis, Katrina Gordon, Earl T. Gordon (Shayla), and Jacklyn Vanvlack (Zach) all of Red Cliff, WI, many grandchildren; siblings Gary Gordon of Duluth, MN, Susanna Miller of South Range, WI, Tommy Gordon of Minneapolis, Betty Butler of Buhl, MN, Rudy Gordon of St. Cloud, MN, Lucinda Gordon of St. Cloud, MN, and Tracy Gordon of Red Cliff, WI, mothers to his children Cheryl and Annette, many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Byron Gordon and Lawrence “Puzzy” Gordon.

Mass of Christian Burial for Earl “Mannie” Gordon will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, December 3, 2012 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Red Cliff, WI. Father Kevin Gordon will be the celebrant.

Traditional Native Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 2 beginning at 5:00 P.M. at the Red Cliff Elderly Center.

Interment will be at the new Red Cliff Cemetery in Red Cliff, WI.

Honorary casket bearers will be all of his relatives and friends.

Casket bearers will be Earl T. Gordon, Adam Christensen, Zach Vanvlack, Christopher Anteil, Robert Gokee, and Justin Boyd.

Chilson Funeral Home of Winsted, MN assisted the family with arrangements.

Service Information

St. Francis Church in Red Cliff, Wisconsin

Monday, December 3, 2012

10:00 A.M.

Visitation Information

Red Cliff Elderly Center in Red Cliff, Wisconisn

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

All night wake beginning at 5


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