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Celebrating Gordy: 'He had a really good heart'

Memories and laughs at Gordy celebration


September 24, 2021

Jana Peterson

Community members, friends and past and present Gordy's Hi-Hat workers stand in silence and solidarity Sunday with family members during a short service for Gordy Lundquist, who didn't want a funeral. He got an ice cream social and celebration of life instead. Gordy Lundquist died at his Florida home in July.

Instead of a funeral, hundreds of coworkers and friends gathered with the family of Gordy Lundquist Sunday to remember the man they adored at the place that has become a Cloquet icon.

It was a celebration of life, complete with ice cream and conversation, a rifle salute and many memories shared in the parking lot of Gordy's Hi-Hat, now closed for the season.

Lundquist, who founded Gordy's Hi-Hat restaurant with his wife, Marilyn, passed away July 6 at the age of 93. He was at the couple's Florida home - where they'd stayed more often since the Covid-19 pandemic began - with Marilyn by his s...

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