Gordon W. Strom
Strom Gordon W., M.D., died on April 26, 2002 from complications of Parkinson's and leukemia while a resident at Jones-Harrison Residence. He is survived by wife, Barbara; son, Erik (Naomi); daughter, Kris Erickson (Ron); grandchildren, David Erickson, Lisa Wiese (Brett), Ryan Strom, Lesley Strom; and many cousins in both the United States and Norway. He is predeceased by his son, Andrew. Gordon was born in Duluth on November 25, 1910. He received his M.D. in 1937, followed by an M.S. in Urology at the Mayo Clinic. During World War II, he was an Army surgeon in the European Theater of Operations. He then spent a year as Chief Resident in Urology at the University of Tennessee. He was in the practice of urology for 39 years until his retirement in 1983. During this time he was on the teaching staffs at both the University of Minnesota and the Veterans Hospital. He was active in sports, enjoying both cross country and downhill skiing, and in particular his trips to Vail, Colorado. He was an avid hunter of waterfowl and upland game, spending time in the Dakotas and Canada each fall. He also owned an 80 acre farm in Lakeville where he enjoyed beekeeping and producing honey as well as vegetable gardening. He was a member of many Norwegian societies inluding Torske Klubben. He visited relatives in Norway on numerous occasions. A Memorial Service will be held at the Jones-Harrison Residence, 3700 Cedar Lake Avenue, Mpls, MN 55416 on Wednesday, May 1, 2002 at 4 PM. Private burial. Memorials are suggested to the Struthers Parkinson Clinic (612-993-5495) or to the Strom Neuroscience Fund of the University of Minnesota Medical Foundation (612-625-1440) Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel 952-920-3996
Published on April 28, 2002
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