Gibbs, Gordon H.


August 1, 1914 – December 22, 2012

Gordon H. Gibbs was born in Stockton, Minnesota, to Robert and Josephine (Spaag) Gibbs on August 1, 1914. When he finished school, he began to farm. He farmed in Wyattville, Utica, Lewiston and Altura. He was a lifelong resident of the area. He married Lorraine E. Ellinghuysen on February 19, 1944, at St. Martin’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. They raised four children. Lorraine preceded him in death on October 7, 1991. He was a longtime member of Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Gordon will be greatly missed by his children, Arnold (Susan) Gibbs of Goodview, Minn.; James (Ardyce) Gibbs of Byron, Minn.; Henry (Julie) Gibbs of Altura; Shirley (Don) Boes of Clovis, New Mexico. He will be further missed by his eight grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Gloria Gibbs. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brothers, Grant and Wallace, and granddaughter, Karla Gibbs.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 27, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. with a visitation starting at 12:30 p.m. at Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home, 1476 W. Broadway. Reverend William Flesch (emeritus) will be officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Words of sympathy or remembrance may be left at Services entrusted to Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Winona.

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