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Gordon Dennis Siemers

April 30, 1928 — October 25, 2017

Funeral services for Gordon D. Siemers, age 89, will be held Monday, October 30, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Milaca with Rev. Tim Bauer officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service, from 11:00am to 1:00pm on Monday.   Interment will take place in the Forest Hill Cemetery. Gordon Dennis Siemers was born April 30, 1928 to Hewart and Emma (Mattson) Siemers in Oak Park, MN. Gordon was the oldest of seven boys. He attended school in Oak Park, MN. Gordon enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1945. He was honorably discharged in 1949. He married Alma (Johnson) Siemers in 1951. They resided in Milaca, where he owned and operated Siemers Produce. He later went into the trucking business with his brother Curtis and brother-in-law Clifford Hatch. Gordon and Alma then moved to West Saint Paul where he was the head hog buyer for Central Livestock. The couple moved to Fargo, ND, and later to Wahpeton, ND to continue his livestock career. Selling out in 1964. In 1965, Gordon and Alma ventured in a new direction opening the first fast food restaurant in Breckenridge, MN called to OK Big Burger. Most will remember him as the owner of Siemers Shell Gas Station and Convenience store in Breckenridge, MN. But also as a well-known auctioneer. He owned and operated Auctions Unlimited. In 1998, he was inducted into the MN Auctioneers Hall of Fame. In 1992, they retired and moved to Breezy Point, MN and then in 2002 settled in Crosslake, MN. Not one to sit around, the trucking industry called on him once again. He went to work for his brother’s company, Wayne Transport in Inver Grove Heights as a dispatcher. In most recent years, Gordon found a love for birds and began making birdhouses. He followed the flea markets in the Brainerd Lakes Area. He recently opened a store in Crosslake called Birds, Bats, & Beyond in which he sold birdfeed, his handmade birdhouses, planters, and feeders. This became his passion and he enjoyed meeting new people and making new friends. Gordon belonged to a coffee group called “The Sunshine Boys”, a gathering of good friends, good company, and always good jokes. His greatest joy was watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow up. To thrive and become successful in a world that is filled with so much uncertainty, in an era so different from his younger years. Gordon passed away unexpectedly at his home on October 25, 2017. Gordon is survived by his wife, Alma of Crosslake; children, Connie (Lee) Nelson of Crosslake, Denise (Les) Guderian of Winona, Scott (Nicole) Siemers of Crosslake, and Schondra (Marty) Kassahn of Crosslake; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; brother, Dale of Milaca; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, maternal and paternal grandparents, and brothers, Curtis, Sheldon, Wayne, William, and Robert.
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