Gordon Okerlund, 84, of Long Prairie, passed away on September 25, 2018. Funeral services for Gordon will be held on Friday, September 28, 2018, 12 noon, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Browerville. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be held at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls.
Gordon was born January 14, 1934, in Bertha to Elmer & Ada (Turner) Okerlund. In the early years Gordon farmed and worked road construction. He enlisted in the US Army in 1957 and was honorably discharged in 1958. Gordon worked at Land O Lakes for many years until his retirement.
Gordon stayed active around the communities of Long Prairie and Browerville. He enjoyed visiting different locations to enjoy free coffee, visiting neighbors and friends, attending community events and is especially known for his slow driving skills while out seeing the sites.
Gordon Is preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Ada, sister Irene Hunt, and former spouse Shirley Conley.
Gordon is survived by his siblings: Clifford (Lori) of Apple Valley, Richard (Darlene) of Esko, Galen (Jean) of Duluth and Linda Wagner of Duluth; step-children: Carmen (Jim) Schmidt of Champlain, Scott Conley of East Wenatchee, WA