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Gordon Thomas Lefto

September 14, 1938 ~ June 22, 2020 (age 81)



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On Monday, June 22, 2020, Gordon Lefto passed away at the age of 81.  He was born on September 14, 1938, in St. Paul, MN and spent his career as a Local 455 Pipefitter with most of his time at Honeywell.  Gord was a great father, Navy Veteran, and active member of the community, including volunteering at the Lions Club, the Phipps Performing Arts Center, and coaching his children in sports.  If he wasn’t fixing something at one of his kid’s homes, you would find Gord at a game, a dance studio, a local restaurant (with his dog, Ben) or wherever his grandkids were at.  Nobody supported family like Gord!

Gord was preceded in death by parents, Tony and Delores Lefto, and brother, Bill Lefto.  He is survived by his siblings:  Gene (Joan) Lefto, Carol (Kevin) Turnquist, and Joe (Denise) Lefto; his children, Jody (Greg) Friedrichs, Joe (Jolene) Lefto, Jeff (Jocelyn) Lefto, Justin (Kara) Lefto, Beanee (Mark) Hoff; grandchildren:  Amelia, Gaeron, Kelsey (Bob), Abbey, Olivia, Ryan, Steven (Mikaela), Audrey, Jakin, Asher, Eli, Whitney (Assem), Ryley, and Peri; and great-grandchildren:  Jameson and Zein.

Finally, Gord loved to ride motorcycles and horses and truly was a cowboy at heart.  He will be greatly missed.

Visitation to be held on Thursday, June 25, 2020 from 4 - 6PM at Mattson Funeral Home, 343 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake.  Private family interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

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Recording of Service

 Service Program


June 25, 2020

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Mattson Funeral Home
343 N. Shore Drive
Forest Lake, MN 55025

Private Services

Mattson Funeral Home
343 N. Shore Drive
Forest Lake, MN 55025

Private Interment

Fort Snelling National Cemetery
7601 34th Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55450

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