Paul Gorder, age 87, of Oxbow, ND- formerly of Galchutt, ND, died on August 29, 2020 in Fargo, with dignity and grace, surrounded by his loving family.
Paul Roland Gorder was born June 29, 1933, the son of Benjamin and Vivian (Hatlie) Gorder, in Fargo. He grew up on the family farm near Galchutt where he received his education. Following his graduation, he attended North Dakota Agricultural College (now NDSU) where he was involved in the ROTC program. Paul was united in marriage to Janice Sunde on June 25, 1955, in Averill, MN. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force as a helicopter pilot, and an instructor. After his discharge they returned to North Dakota where they farmed and raised their family and continued his passion of flying.
Throughout the years, Paul loved to spend time on the golf course, watching sports, reading, and being with his family.
Paul is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Janice of Oxbow, ND; his children – Mark (Jamie) Gorder of Galchutt, ND; Kay (Richard) Ames of Wahpeton, ND; Linda (Darren) Bergsgaard of Grand Forks, ND; and John (Michele) Gorder of Eagan, MN; his grandchildren – Vincent (DeeAnn) Gorder, and their children, Wade and William; Anne (Nick) Meyer and their children, Vivian and James; Laura (Ryan) Rettig and their children, Henry and Charles Paul; Ryan (Noelle) Ames and soon to be new arrival, baby boy Ames; Leah Ames; Benjamin York; Siri Bergsgaard; Karr Bergsgaard; Alex Gorder; and Michael Gorder. Also surviving are his sister, Jean (Donavon) Loff of Galchutt; and his brother, James (Beverly) Gorder of Elgin, MN; and many other dear relatives, friends and neighbors.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents.
There will be a family Celebration of Life Service held at 2 PM Friday, September 4, 2020 at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo. Military Funeral Honors will be held immediately following the funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Fargo Air Museum, Hospice, or to Roger Maris Cancer Center.