Gordon ‘Gordy’ A. Lemerand

ESCANABA – Gordon “Gordy” A. Lemerand, 82, Escanaba, was called to his Heavenly home on Thursday, April 25, 2013. He was born on March 24, 1931, in Escanaba, the son of the late Joseph and Marie (Wind) Lemerand.

Gordy enjoyed the outdoors in general, whether it was participating in different winter sports when he was younger or hunting and fishing throughout his life. He was also an avid reader and a car enthusiast. Gordy worked all his life around the Escanaba area, but mostly as a welder at Harnischfeger.

He is survived by his wife, Lois; three children, Vicki (Richard) Konkel, Susan (David) DeSalvo and Sean (Lori) Lemerand; one brother, John (Sue) Lemerand; nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, mother-in-law, Jeanne Corrigan; special friends, Robin Pilon and Duncan Hebbard; as well as nieces and nephews.

Gordy was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Patricia; one son, Kelly Lemerand; and an infant sister, Sally Jo.

Friends may call from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 29, 2013, at the Allo Coolman Funeral Home in Escanaba. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 5 p.m. on Monday at St. Anne’s Church with Fr. Francis DeGroot officiating. A luncheon will follow Mass in the church parish hall. Burial will take place in the Gardens of Rest Cemetery.

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