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Gordy to be celebrated at ice cream social

Members of both the Gordy Lundquist family and the Gordy's Hi-Hat family are inviting the community to celebrate his memory at an ice cream social set for 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19 in the parking lot of the Hi-Hat restaurant on Highway 33 in Cloquet. There will be a brief tribute at 5 p.m.

The ice cream is free and so are the stories. Everyone in the community is invited.

Gordy Lundquist, who founded Gordy's Hi-Hat restaurant with his wife, Marilyn, passed away July 6 at the age of 93.

"Anyone who has a memory they'd like to share or a history with Dad is welcome to share those," said Gordy's son Dan Lundquist. "We wanted to wait until after we closed (for the season on Sept. 12) to have the social. So employees and past employees could participate. Our whole family will be there along with all of our Gordy's family."

Lundquist said he's still getting many wonderful and sympathetic comments from people every day at work.

"It's funny. You realize what a wide reach he had: I've heard from people from all over the state and out of the state who didn't realize he had died. And there have been so many wonderful things said, especially locally."

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