Gordon Baldwin, age 59, of Rush City died August 5, 2020 at North Memorial Health in Robbinsdale as the result of an ATV accident. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Calvary Baptist Church in Cambridge.
Gordan William Baldwin of Rush City Mn passed away at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, Mn on August 5th, 2020 following an ATV accident.
Gordy was born February 11, 1961 to Allen Baldwin and Ella Ann (Emery) Baldwin. Gordy grew up with 4 brothers (Clayton, Leland, Rodney, and Allen Jr) and 1 sister (Charlotte). Gordy enjoyed summers at the family lake cabin along with many hours of fishing. Gordy also enjoyed swimming on his local high school swim team along with downhill skiing with friends and family.
In 1978 Gordy joined the United State Air Force and served as an Airline Mechanic through 1980. After his time in the Air Force Gordy went to Alaska to work on a commercial fishing boats out on the Bering Sea.
Gordy met his wife Cheri Cote while attending college in Thief River Falls, MN. Gordy earned his associate degree in aviation as an A&P mechanic and worked in the airline industry. Cheri and Gordy were married in 1991 and they have two boys Chase and Colton.
Gordy enjoyed many wonderful years living on Rush Lake. He was able to do what he loved and enjoyed lake; he spent many hours fishing with friends on Rush Lake. Gordy brought joy to many people whether if that was through his 4th of July fire work show or his amazing cook outs. He had a love for the lake and loved telling his fishing stories. If you needed any advice about where to fish, help with boat motors or any other advice, he was the man to ask.
Gordy will be greatly missed by his family and friends and his dogs Sadie and Maya. Military Service will be held at a later date.
So sorry for your family’s loss Cheri. Gordy was such a proud father. I always enjoyed working with him and admired his incredible talents in Aviation . Gordys Zeal for fishing and his stories always made for such great times shared together. Rhonda and our family are praying for peace and comfort to fill you at this time of loss.
With deep sympathy,
Kurt and Jolene McClung says
So very sorry for your loss Cheri, Chase and Colton….
Kurt will definitely miss Gordy as he would call Kurt and check up on him and his health issues, as he really was concerned.
Kurt and Gordy enjoyed talking about fishing and at the lake fishing!
We are happy that we met Gordy when we bought a cabin across the street from Gordy/family!
Many fun and fond memories of Gordy and the family.
Thinking of you Cheri, Chase and Colton🙏❤️
Lyle Landstrom says
I’ll always remember you as my best friend from Junior High all the way through High School where we parted ways and found our own lives. I remember hanging out at your house putting bicycles together, working on model airplanes, go karts, or whatever we were into at the time. How about all the ski trips we took together or our adventures along Cedar Lake on our bicycles. We each had paper routes and were on the swim team together. Damn, sometimes we’d get mad at each other and end up in a wrestling match and I could never get out of your full nelson. I still remember your dog Charlie pulling you around on your skateboard or you doing a handstand on your longboard all the way down the block on Sunset Blvd. Those were the times……Say, remember when you went off the jump standing up on the sled at the sliding hill going through the woods nears Jones Harrison? There you were flying like superman through the air only to land and get knocked out. I laughed so hard but I couldn’t help it. You were pretty mad at me then. Damn we had some fun times. It was good to reconnect the past couple of years. If only we knew the short time you had left. So long my friend.
Dave and Leora Gilbert says
We will miss Gordy so much. Just sitting in the front yard chatting or having a cup of coffee. We are so sorry Cheri, Chase, and Colton. I know you will miss him.
Pam & Richard (Andy) Anderson says
Cheri & boys,
So sorry to hear of Gordy’s passing. So hard to believe. We always enjoyed him coming over to Leora & Dave’s and sharing in conversations with him. He always had a smile on his face and was so interesting to listen to. Even though we don’t get up there that often, we will sure miss his visits. We will always remember him, he was a good guy, always caring for other people and such a good neighbor to my sister & brother in law. Prayers for you and your family for the days ahead. God bless,
Pam & Andy Anderson
Ella AnneBaldwin-Viereck says
Gordy was my fifth son. He was such a cute little kid. He actually grew up to be the tallest of my five sons. As a man he lived at home again before and when he was not in Alaska on a fishing boat. Would always help me make dinner every night. When I got sick it was often he who took me to the doctor even when his Father was alive. His Father and I would always go to the swim meets with Landstrom’s parents. He was always the sprinter. His brother Clayton was the long distance swimmer. After he was married and the children started coming he would come up to the lake every weekend with them and go fishing. Actually before he got married he would come to the lake every weekend with his friend. He was the one who found all the wild asparagus in the area and all the wild berries. This he always did as a kid as he was not allergic to poison ivy like his brothers. He learned to make jam from my Grandma Shillock and continued making it all his life. He was there to help me with his Father towards the end of his life and came over to help me make the arrangements the day after his Father passed away in 1998. Needless to say I was in no condition to drive. After I married Hal he would come to help us when ever we asked. Last summer he helped me constantly after my knee replacement surgery. I can’t say enough good things about him because he was such a great son.
I remember how excited you were to move to the Lake. I am glad you were able to fish until your hearts content..RIP Gordy you deserve peace and comfort. You went through so much with the last few years.
Merrie Carlson says
So sorry about your loss. Sending prayers to all of you. May God bless you and keep you safely wrapped in his loving arms.
Tim Riemenschneider says
Gordy has been one of my best friends for the last 17 years. We enjoyed fishing together or just talking about fishing, hunting, guns. We always had something to talk about. Since my divorce in 2015 he was one of my only friends to visit me at my tiny apartment. When I moved into my house he would stop by almost every week. He visited me just over a week before his ATV accident. Cheri,Chase and Colton, I’m very sorry for your loss. Gordy was definitely one of kind. I will miss him dearly.
Tom Nelson says
Cheri . I want to express my deepest sympathy to you and your children on Gordy’s passing. He was a great friend. Gordy and I first met at Northwest Airlines where we worked together for a number of years. In later years we ran into each other at AAR Aircraft Services in Duluth,Mn. We always had lots of fishing and hunting stories to share. He always wanted to come to Northern Wisconsin to fish with me on Lake Superior. We had kind of planned a fishing trip for this fall . Unfortunately, Gordies passing ended that plan. Gordy will always be in my heart when I’m fishing or hunting. He was a strong person and a true friend. God called him home. No more suffering. May God Bless and comfort your family. Please notify me when his military honor service will be held .