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Steve William Gagnon


Steve William Gagnon

1957 - 2015

Steve Gagnon, 58, of Bemidji, MN died Monday, December 14, 2015 at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.

Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, December 19, 2015 at the Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home, Bemidji with Pastor Kent Dudley officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Friday, December 18, 2015 at the Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Steven William Gagnon was born November 20, 1957 in Bemidji, MN to William and Verna (Sall) Gagnon. He grew up in Bemidji, attended Bemidji elementary schools and graduated from Bemidji High School. Steve graduated from the auto body program at Bemidji Vocational Technical Institute. He worked at various auto body shops. Auto body work was his life passion. On October 23, 1982 he married Cynthia Selzler in Bemidji. He began working at Norbord December 1, 1984 where he was currently a shift supervisor. Steve enjoyed snowmobiling, 4 wheeling, motorcycling, camping with his friends and family, auto body work, hunting and golfing. He could fix anything and was often called on to do so. He enjoyed watching the Minnesota Vikings, Twins and Wild. Steve enjoyed the time he spent with his family, teasing his nieces and nephews and was the master of nicknames.

He is survived by his wife, Cindy Gagnon of Bemidji; daughter, Gina (Ben) Anderson of Everett, WA; son, Travis (Nancy Gutierrez) Gagnon of Fargo, ND; 5 grandchildren, Nickole, Ryleigh, Norah, Ryan and Arrianna; mother, Verna Gagnon of Bemidji; 2 sisters, Julie (Keith) Johnson of Bemidji and Linda (Todd) Heuer of Peyton, CO; 1 brother, Mark (Darcy) Gagnon of Nevis, MN and many special nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Gagnon.

Family prefers memorials to the American Heart Association.


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