|Gordon C. Wetterlund Sr., 89|
|Written by TRF Times|
Warren - Gordon C. Wetterlund Sr., 89, of Warren, died at North Valley Health Center in Warren on Saturday Oct. 6, 2012 with family at his side.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10 at the Warren Assembly of God Church in Warren. Visitation will be held for one hour before the service on Wednesday at the church. Interment will be held at Greenwood Cemetery in Warren.
He was born on January 4th 1923 to Carl and Hilda (Nordin) Wetterlund in Springbrook Township of Kittson County. He attended school in Nelson Park Township of Marshall County until he was 10 years old. At that time, the family moved to Jupiter Township in Kittson County where he attended the Grant school through the 8th grade. He also attended high school at Karlstad. He was inducted into the United States Army on Oct. 17, 1944 at Fort Snelling.
He married his beloved sweetheart Bernice M. Johnson on Feb. 15 1945. After the wedding, he left with the 25th infantry – Lightning division for the Philippine Islands, and after the surrender, he served in the occupation forces in Japan. He was honorably discharged Nov. 9, 1946.
After he returned from the service, Gordon and Bernice purchased a farm east of Warren, in 1948, where he lived until his passing. There, they raised small grain and had a dairy operation. He received multiple awards for his farming: “Honored Dairyman Award” Red River Valley in 1977 and the “Master Farmer Award” in 1993. He was a member of the Warren Assembly of God church for many years, along with a long time member of the American Legion. Gordon was a proud father to four sons
Left to mourn his passing is his wife, Bernice of 67 years; brothers, Rodney (Vernice) Wetterlund of Spring Lake Park, and Richard (Carol) Wetterlund of Mission, Texas; sons Craig (Jan) Wetterlund of Buffalo, Wyo., Jim (Cindy) Wetterlund of East Grand Forks, John (Mary) Wetterlund of Hackensack, Gordon Wetterlund Jr., of Warren; his grandchildren, Penn Roullier, Chad Roullier, Christy Scott, Heather Wetterlund, Tara Spurling, Tiffany Schouten, April Wetterlund, and Candace Wetterlund; and his great-grandchildren, Lauren Roullier, Owen and Isaac Schouten, Landyn and Sawyer Spurling; special family member, Ryan Strandberg of Argyle.
Gordon was preceded in Death by his parents, Carl and Hilda Wetterlund and his grandson, Troy Wetterlund.
Arrangements were with DuBore Funeral Home in Warren. An online guestbook is available at www.duborefuneralhome.com.