Gordon Beseth, 91, of Roseville, died Nov. 13, 2023. Gordy grew up in the Como Park area and graduated from Murray High School in 1950.

As a teenager, he enjoyed ski jumping around the metro, exploring Como Park and sneaking into the State Fairgrounds with friends.

At 17, Gordy joined the Naval Air Reserves and served for 12 years, concurrently attending Dunwoody and completing his carpentry apprenticeship. Gordy worked as a carpenter for 25 years and later became the chief building inspector for the city of Roseville.

Gordy played in softball and volleyball leagues, enjoyed golf and loved spending time with his children and grandchildren at his cabin on Lake Des Moines in Wisconsin.

After retirement, he volunteered at St. Timothy Lutheran and at “The Gathering,” providing respite care for people with Alzheimer’s.

Gordon was preceded in death by his parents Ingwald and Gunda; and brothers Bob (Mabel) and Al (June).

Gordy is survived by his wife of 70 years, Dee; children Sherry (Dan) Fisher, Barb (Al) Pendergrass, Bonnie (Todd) Peterson, Sandie (Randy), Patti, and Matt (Amy); 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life was held at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, with interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Memorials preferred to the family, who will contribute to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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