Gordon Althoff, of Mora, passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at the St. Clare Living Community in Mora. He was 71 years old.
PUBLIC MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held from 12:00 noon-1:00 pm on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Mora.
Due to covid-19 restrictions and the limited space at the church, the memorial service will be private and by invitation only.
PUBLIC GRAVESIDE SERVICE & INURNMENT will be at approximately 1:45 pm on Thursday at the Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.
MILITARY HONORS will be provided by the Mora American Legion Post 201.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to CDC recommendations, FACE MASKS are REQUIRED at the services for Gordon. Being aware of the need to keep social distance, and not coming if you are sick or at risk (e.g. elderly, immune-compromised) will help protect everyone.
Gordon Ervin Althoff, of Mora, passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at St Clare’s Hospice Care in Mora, MN. He was 71 years old.
Gordon was born at the Kanabec Hospital on November 11, 1949 to Ted and Mary (Elling) Althoff. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Mora, MN. Gordon joined the US Navy after graduating from Mora High School.
On April 26th, 1975, he married Marlene Olson at St. John’s Luther Church. To this marriage two children were born; Brent Daniel and Julie Lynn. They lived on the Althoff family farm in Whited township for 26 year- raising beef cows and horses before moving closer to town and then eventually to the Spring Brook Golf Course. Gordon loved music, golfing and being around people. When he was not at Spring Brook golfing, he was very active in church activities especially Zion Lutheran Preschool. He was known by some as Grandpa Gordy and was always a kid at heart. He enjoyed seeing the kids learn new things and make a new friend in God.
He was preceded in death by his wife Marlene; parents Ted and Mary; brothers, Roger and Mark.
He is survived by son Brent (Kristine Duhamel); daughter Julie (Cody) Metz; sisters Alvera, Darlene, Joanne; brothers Arnold (Diane) and Robert (Kris); as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.