Gordon 'Gordy' Otterlei
Otterlei, Gordon 'Gordy' We said goodbye to a loving husband and father in the early morning of July 26, 2020. Gordon "Gordy" Otterlei age 63, passed away peacefully at home, with his family by his side, after a valiant battle with cancer. Gordy was born and raised in Edina MN and graduated from Edina West High School. In 1978, he started a 5-year career in real estate which he thoroughly enjoyed and gained great knowledge of the market. Gordy's love for the airline industry led him to obtain his pilot's license and further his education at Spartan School of Aeronautics and Technology, graduating with an airline mechanics license. From there he began his 32-year career as a Flight Dispatcher which started in 1988 at Republic Express and then Northwest Airlines two years later. In the fall of 2009, he began commuting to Atlanta, GA, where his job took him after the merging of Northwest Airlines and Delta Airlines. He took great pride in his career and loved what he did. Gordy's greatest joy was creating memories and spending time with his family, whether it be rooting for his kids from the sidelines, spending time on the lake at the cabin, or going on vacations. He was a generous and selfless man who supported and challenged his kids in all of their endeavors. He was a good husband and father and an honorable man. Gordy was preceded in death by his parents, Jon and Gudrun Otterlei. He will be dearly missed by his wife Kathy; children Taylor, Blake, and Drew; siblings Eva (Bob), Mona and Roger (Jan); nieces, nephews, and extended family. Memorials preferred to Fairview Hospice. Memorial Service Monday, August 10 at 1:00 pm at Christ Presbyterian Church, Edina,MN. Please register through the link if you plan to attend: bit.ly/… Visitation Sunday, August 9 from 4-6pm at: Washburn-McReavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996 West 50th St. & Hwy 100
Published on August 5, 2020
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