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Gordon E. Nagel
April 16, 1935 ~ September 28, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
Gordon E. Nagel, age 88 of rural Le Sueur, passed away peacefully at his home on September 28, 2023. He was a beloved father, cherished grandfather and great-grandfather, loving brother, and devoted friend. Memorial service will be on Friday, Oct. 6, 2023, 11:00 a.m. at Zion United Church of Christ in Le Sueur, visitation one hour at church prior to service. Lunch to follow in church social hall.
Gordon Nagel was born on April 16th, 1935 on the family farm in Henderson Township to George and Dorothea (Boelter) Nagel. He was baptized on May 26th, 1935 and confirmed on April 10th, 1949 at Zion Church. After completing an 8th grade education at the local country school, he began working alongside his father for several years. He did serve in the United States Army Reserve. Along with farming his own land, he helped his brothers farm their land and was employed at the Le Sueur Foundry for most of his working life.
The highlight of his days was raising his daughter, Theresa. He valued teaching her not only about farming, but also about love, generosity, and forgiveness. When Theresa married Scott in 1991, Gordon faithfully farmed alongside him at his Waconia dairy farm for over 30 years, all while running his own farm, growing a plentiful garden, and raising his own livestock. His grandchildren were his pride and joy, and he valued spending time with them on the farm while they grew up. Gordon loved his great-grandchildren dearly and enjoyed playing board games with them.
Gordon was a passionate farmer and family man. The work ethic he established throughout his life, he instilled in his family for generations to come. While enjoying fishing, morning coffee, going to the sales barn, or attending auction sales, he could also sit and chat with anyone for hours. Gordon routinely gave of his time, energy, and resources to those around him. His generosity was unmatched. He will forever be missed by all who were blessed to know him.
Gordon is preceded in death by his parents; brothers Wesley, Kenneth, and LeRoy; sisters Betty, Audrey, and Shirley Hill; brothers-in-law Dennis Hedman and Bruce Thompson.
He is survived by his daughter Theresa (Scott) Klaustermeier; grandchildren Jessica (Roland) Owczarek, Tyler Klaustermeier, and Nicole Klaustermeier; great-grandchildren; brothers Marvin and Donald; sisters Delores Hedman, Carol (Boyd) Hansen, and Peggy Thompson; brother-in-law Chuck Hill; and several nieces and nephews