Gordon Grindeland | Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

September 29, 1932 - June 8, 2021

Gordon Leslie Grindeland

Age 88, of Apple Valley, formerly of Richfield and Pharr, TX. Gordy was a proud member of the Tusler-Summit Masonic Lodge, Zuhrah Shrine and the Renaissance Order of the Eastern Star. Survived by wife, Carol Grindeland; children, Deb (Greg) Haupt and Jim (Kathy) Grindeland; daughter-in-law, Rhae Ann Vedder; grandchildren, Jamie (Demont) Brown, Jake Grindeland, Kristy (Brian) Riewestahl, Nick (Saydi) Haupt, Ali Haupt, Chris Grindeland, Dan (Steph) Grindeland, Rob Grindeland and Meg Grindeland; 10 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Preceded in death by son, Steve Grindeland; parents, Clarence and Evelyn Grindeland; and 5 siblings.

If you would like to watch the service, please click here for Gordy’s Recorded Link.

Memorials preferred to Shriners Healthcare for Children Twin Cities.


  1. Nancy Elsberry says:

    Dale and I send our love to you all. Gordy was such a lovely man and will be truly missed. Please know you are all in our hearts and prayers ❤️ ♥️ Love from Dale and Nancy Elsberry

  2. KathySchuler says:

    So sorry for your loss Deb! Kathy Schuler

  3. Diane says:

    Gordy was a good friend of my family. They were also neighbors of ours in Richfield. He was a good man and will be sorely missed. Our condolences, the Hanson family of Harriet Ave. In Richfield.

  4. Bill Walker says:

    Sorry we couldn’t get the live video to work, but we’ll look for it online in a few days. We will certainly miss my Uncle Gordon and have the family in our thoughts. Bill & Gie Walker

  5. Cherri Hummel says:

    My deepest sympathy to Carol Grindeland and their 3 kids, Deb & Greg, Jim & Kathy and Steve’s (deceased) former wife, Rhae Ann Vedder, and all their kids and grandkids!

    Gordy was such a kind and gentle soul, always positive and loving. Every day was the “best day of my life!” Our family inventor who tried to make life easier on everyone! He always thought “out of the box” and came up with solutions for everything. So wish I could have been there and heard all the tales and remembrances at Jim and Kathy’s after the funeral.

    Know I love you all, praying for all, Cherri

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