Gordon Dean Bryn, 61, of Grand Forks, N.D., formerly of Minnewaukan, N.D., passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Kindred Hospital, Fargo, N.D.
Services for Gordon will be held at a later date in Devils Lake with burial in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Minnwaukan.
Gordon Dean was born on September 29, 1951 at Devils Lake, the son of Einar M. and Dorothy L. (Culp) Bryn. Until age 2, he lived with the family in Grand Harbor Township, rural Devils Lake. They moved to Eldon Township, west of Minnewaukan where he attended a country school until the school consolidated at which time he rode the bus to Minnewaukan, graduating from Minnewaukan High School with the class of 1970.
After high school he farmed with his father until the death of his father in 1979. He worked for one winter in Tulsa, Okla. as a carpenter. He moved to Grand Forks in 1980, where he resided until his death. In 2004 he moved to the Prairie Harvest Home in Grand Forks and worked in maintenance at Home Place Thrift Store and in 2010 began working as a cashier at the 4th Street Eatery and was still employed there.
Gordon enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially fishing. Gordon was proud of his Norwegian heritage and enjoyed membership in the Sons of Norway. His other great joy was a good meal.
Gordon is survived by his brother, Derrol Fred Bryn and his wife Rhonda of Rockport, Tex.; nieces and nephews, Mike (Amy) Bryn, Anna Cook, Shane (Tammy) Lee, Mandi (John Foster) Huddelson, Justin Lee and Josh Lee; seventeen grand nieces and grand nephews and numerous cousins and his dear friends and roommates at Prairie Harvest Home.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother and his grandparents.
Friends may sign the online register book and share memories of Gordon at www.gilbertsonfuneralhome.com
Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake, is in charge of arrangements.