Gordon “Bob” Reierson, age 79, of Fosston, MN, passed away on Thursday, March 3rd, at McIntosh Senior Living in McIntosh. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 12th, at Kingo Lutheran Church in Fosston with the Rev. John Ragan officiating. Interment will be in Kingo Lutheran Cemetery, Fosston, in the spring. Family will greet friends for one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. The service will be live-streamed on the Carlin Facebook page and recorded for viewing later on the Carlin website. Arrangements are with Carlin Family Funeral Service of Fosston and messages of condolence may be shared at www.carlinfuneral.com.
Gordon “Bob” Reierson was born on October 8, 1942, in Fosston, Minnesota to parents Clayton and Ida Wang Reierson. He was baptized and confirmed and is a member of Kingo Lutheran Church in Fosston. He moved from Fosston in 1963 to the Twin Cities and worked various jobs before starting with Total Export in 1969. After several years of working for Total Export he became part owner and retired in 2009.
Bob loved his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed watching the grandchildren playing sports – soccer, baseball, basketball and hockey. He would bring his children, their wives and grandkids to a resort each year and spent time with everyone boating, swimming, fishing, dinners, having a lot of fun and laughter. It was a very special week over July 4th for 10 years. After retirement he traveled to Lake Havasu City in Arizona during the winter months. He got to spend time with relatives and friends. He played a lot of golf and enjoyed the wonderful warm weather for over five years.
Survivors include his children, Guy (Andrea) of Laporte, MN, and Clay (Katie) of Coon Rapids, MN; grandchildren, Miranda, Jennifer, Matthew, Isabelle, Preston and Ashton; one brother, Steve Reierson of Fosston; and one sister, Deb (David) Illies of Fosston; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jane (Dennis) Lucken of Lake Havasu City, AZ, and Tom (Stephanie) Lucken of Southhaven, MN.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clayton and Ida; and his brother, Jack.