Gordon “Gordy” Keith Langness, age 62 of Brainerd, MN passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, Jnuary 31, 2019.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, MN from 4-6 PM on Wednesday, February13, 2019. Interment will be held at Bethesda Cemetery near Grygla, MN.

Gordon “Gordy” Keith Langness was born on May 28, 1956 in Thief River Falls, MN son of Harvey and Emma (Nygard) Langness. He attended Grygla Elementary School and graduated from Newfolden High School in 1974. Gordy studied drafting at technical college and achieved a two Associates degrees.

In 1980 he began working for Artic Cat and then began working at Holiday gas station. He moved to Brainerd in 1988 and continued working his way up at Holiday, first in downtown Brainerd and then at the Mill Avenue store, where he became a manager and an undercover security officer. He also designed a cooler tray for use in convenience and grocery stores.

Gordy was incredibly friendly and helpful to everyone he met, and was well-known and well-loved part of Holiday. A hard-working man, Gordy believed in loyalty, honest and respect. He enjoyed spending his free time with family and friends. He loved photography and traveling, having visited almost every state in the U.S. He also continued to enjoy drawing and drafting.

Gordon is survived by one sister, Jayne Harris (Ray Mabry) of Phoenix, Arizona and two brothers, Duane (Kathy) Langness of Thief River Falls, MN and Gerald Langness of Grygla, MN, several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.


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