Roger Allen Gorden

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  • Name: Roger Allen Gorden
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: May 5, 1954
  • Date of Death: January 27, 2014 (59 years old)
  • Parents: Stanley Gorden and Myrtle (Mostue) Gorden
  • High School and Class: 1973 - Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
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  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: 1973
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  • Date of Discharge: 1976
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  • Military Highlights:
    From 1973 to 1976, Roger served in the United States Army serving in Korea.

  • Wars Involved:
    Vietnam Era

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  • Civilian Life:
    After his military duty, Roger returned to Pelican Rapids, Minnesota and worked for West Central Turkeys, Inc. from 1981 to 2003.

    On December 18, 1982, Roger was united in marriage with Lisa Wilkinson. Roger and Lisa were divorced in 1989.

    In 2003, Roger moved to Keewatin, Minnesota. Recently Roger returned to Pelican Rapids moving in with his daughter to spend time with his family.

    Roger enjoyed fishing and listening and singing to various types of music. He will be remembered for having a good sense of humor.

    Roger is survived by his daughter, Natasha (Aaron) Isaman; four granddaughters; his mother, Myrtle; brothers, Dwayne, Rick, and Dale; a sister, Bonnie (Vern) Syverson; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

    He was preceded in death by his father, Stanley; brother, Allen; and a sister, Connie Herschbach.

    Roger died at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, North Dakota and is buried in Tonseth Lutheran Cemetery in Erhard, Minnesota.

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