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Gordon G. Loe, 63

Gordon George Loe, age 63, of Lester Prairie, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, at his residence.

He was born June 18, 1947, in Hibbing, the son of Emil and Margaret (Archer) Loe.

In October 1964, Gordon entered the US Army. During his service, he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm. He transferred to the Army National Guard and was honorably discharged in November 1967.

Gordon was united in marriage with Colleen Pawelk July 13, 1968.

Gordon enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and trips to the shack up north. He liked to play cards, and enjoyed working as a painting contractor.

Gordon cherished the time he spent with friends, who will remember him for his sense of humor and his ability to tell a good story.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Emil and Margaret Loe; a son, Todd Loe; brothers Emil Loe, Richard Loe and William Loe; mother-in-law and father-in-law Don and Charolette Pawelk; sisters-in-law Carol White, and Mary Pawelk; and brothers-in-law Timothy Pawelk, Patrick Pawelk, and Thomas Pawelk.

Gordon is survived by his wife, Colleen Loe of Lester Prairie; a son, Michael (Tonia Bymers) Loe of Hutchinson; grandchildren Andrew Stark, Sydney Loe, and Taryn Loe; sisters Margaret (Donald) Toivola of Hibbing, and Gail Bizal of Marble; brother Lester (Rosemary) Loe of Grand Rapids; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Linda Moore of Centennial, CO, Jeff and Sandy Pawelk of Monticello, Michael and Carol Pawelk of Cologne, Debbie Kruschke of Winsted, Dave Pawelk of Winsted, and Cindy Pawelk of Cologne; as well as nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

A memorial service took place Monday, Dec. 12 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.