Gordon "Gordy" Alvin Stiller, 71, of Oronoco died on Monday, September 21, 2020, at his residence.
Gordy was born on May 20, 1949, to Alvin and Evelyn (Meyer) Stiller in Rochester. In 1967 he graduated from John Marshall High school. He went on to serve in the United States Navy in August of 1968. He was honorably discharged in May of 1970 and served in the reserves until January of 1973. He was a successful business owner of G & S Antenna Service until he retired. Gordy later went back to work for Sargent's Garden Center in Rochester. He had an amazing green thumb and loved to grow.
On March 3, 1973, Gordy married Linda Campion in Rochester and later divorced. Gordy lived in the Byron area for over 40 years. He was a volunteer for the Byron Fire Department for 25 years and was the Fire Marshall for 10 years.
Gordy enjoyed carpentry, farming, hunting, and he was very political.
Gordy is survived by his children, Kari Blom of Byron, Melissa Stiller of Brandon, SD, and Travis G. (J. Pablo) Stiller of Inver Grove Heights; mother, Evelyn Stiller of Rochester; three grandchildren, Charlie, Jordyn, Julia Blom and siblings, Patricia Manley of Key West, FL Karen Nelson and Marsha (Denny) Meyers both of Rochester. He is preceded in death by his father, Alvin Stiller.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 3, 2020, at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place NW Rochester, MN 55901. Visitation will be from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 2, 2020, and one hour before the service at the funeral home. For those unable to attend, please visit the Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes Facebook page, where it will be broadcast via Facebook live at the time of the service.
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes is honored to be serving the Stiller family. To leave a special memory or condolence, please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com.
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As a young child I was madly in love with Gordy. He wasn't aware at the time that he was the idle of my eye. After awhile I learned that he was my cousin. I was devastated, but I lived through it. Gordy never knew of all this and that was for the best. We were great friends for most of our lives. He was a part of a group of Oronoco kids that hung together for a while in High School. He will be missed by all.
I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss him dearly.
I remember so many fun times visiting the farm. When you guys lived in the basement home while the home was being built and I even remember the old 2 story we would stay in.
Hi to Tric,Karen, Marsha and Evy.
Those were some fun times, Sorry about your loss , I always enjoyed being around Gordy.
Love Dave and Sherry.
To Gordy's Family
You have our most sincere sympathy. We are the Hofschulte's of Potsdam. I sawed logs for Gordy for years. I've known Gordy since carpenter Apprenticeship days. I've always enjoyed being in his presence and will miss him dearly. So sorry for your loss LaVerne Hofschulte
Seeing that picture of gordy in his legion uniform reminds me of the countless funerals and memorial day services he participated in. I remember all the times bob Kelly and myself would jump into Bob's truck to go to a funeral or a memorial day service. Nice guy , veteran, fireman . He will be missed. My sympathy goes out to the family
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