Gordon M. Thalberg
April 30, 1916 - Jan. 20, 2007 MONTEVIDEO -- Gordon Main "Gordy" Thalberg, 90, of Montevideo died Saturday at Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital. The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Montevideo. Burial, w...
April 30, 1916 - Jan. 20, 2007
MONTEVIDEO -- Gordon Main "Gordy" Thalberg, 90, of Montevideo died Saturday at Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital.
The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Montevideo. Burial, with military honors, will be at Sunset Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with Wing-Bain Funeral Home in Montevideo.
He was born April 30, 1916, in St. Paul to Rudolph and Gertrude (Harstad) Thalberg. The family moved to Montevideo when he was 11. He attended school in Montevideo and was active in Boy Scouts, and was an assistant scout master. He worked at the Farmer's Co-op Creamery and at Zaiser's Dairy in Montevideo in 1933.
He married Florence Schroeder on June 22, 1941. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a Tech Sgt. 3rd Class and landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day. He was attached to the 24th Evacuation Hospital and was honorably discharged in December of 1945. He returned home and worked at Zaiser's Dairy until 1956. He worked as a custodial engineer and bus driver for the Montevideo Public Schools. He retired in 1980. He operated the Hobby Bike repair shop in his garage for 40 years.
He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, the Montevideo VFW, American Legion, and Cooties. He served as seam squirrel for the Cooties and as the service officer at the VFW for four years. He also served on the Montevideo City Park Board and the Traffic Safety Board.
He is survived by his wife; three children: Sherri (and Howard) Gatchell Jr. of Granite Falls, Wayne (and Kathy) Thalberg of Montevideo, Irene (and Lewis) Kirton of Maple Grove; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother.