Gary Harold Nordstrom, age 71, died August 25 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth after a long battle with cancer. Gary was a U.S. Navy veteran and served during the Vietnam War.
Gary is survived by his loving wife, Linda; children: Kelli (Matt) and David (Janelle); sister, Denise Gartner; brother, Dwight; and mother, Phyllis. Gary also leaves behind six grandchildren: Ian, Gideon, Joshua, Madison, Morgan and Olive.
Gary cared greatly about the Crosslake community and his volunteer activities included, proposing and helping to establish the community garden and working with the Park and Recreation Committee and Crosslake Community School to propose a new educational wilderness trail.
A committal service will be held for Gary on Friday, September 7 at 12:00 p.m., at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, located at 15550 MN-115, Little Falls.
In celebration of Gary’s life-long love of animals, any memorial donations can be made in his name to The Babinski Foundation, 2825 76th Street SW, Pequot Lakes, MN 56472.
Caring for Gary and his family
Halvorson Johnson Funeral Home