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Gordon "Gordy" F. Kopischke

June 10, 1938 — February 28, 2022

Gordon "Gordy" F. Kopischke

With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Gordon "Gordy" Kopischke, our loving and devoted great grandfather, grandfather, father, and friend to all whose lives he touched, on February 28, 2022. He left us while riding his favorite trails with friends in the Arizona mountains. He had a big heart that ran out of time. He was in his 83rd year.

A Celebration of Life for Cindy and Gordy will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 14, 2022 at “The Barn at Ballard Creek”, 57480 169th Street, Good Thunder, MN 56037. A visitation will be held from 4 pm to 7 pm on Friday, May 13th at the barn and will continue one hour before the service on Saturday. Following the service will be a Remembrance Gathering and Lunch, followed by a Burial Service for family. The Visitation, The Celebration of Life, and the Remembrance Gathering Lunch will be at “The Barn at Ballard Creek”. For further details, please see the following Evite:

Gordy grew up in Willow Creek where he attended and graduated from Garden City High School. He married his high school sweetheart Dorothy of 63 years. He served his country in the National Guard. Gordy left a good-paying job to start farming. During the farming crisis in the 70’s, Gordy and Dorothy started selling vegetables at the end of the driveway to make ends meet. As entrepreneurs, with their people skills and Gordy's strong creativity, they built that business to “Kopischke's Market & Pumpkinland”, growing into a farm market business having 6000 visitors on a weekend. Gordy & Dorothy retired in the early 90s and would spend the winters in Mesa, AZ and summers in Vernon Center. Anyone that truly knew Gordy knew he had such a big heart and touched many lives on a daily basis. He loved creating and building: unique attractions to their business, a family park, Christmas decorations in AZ, and helping his children with their house projects. Gordy loved the outdoors; fishing, hunting, watching wildlife, and trail riding in the Arizona mountains. He shared great stories, loved fiercely and deeply, and we take comfort in knowing that Gordy is now at peace surrounded by the Love of Christ.

Gordy is survived by his wife, Dorothy Kopischke; children, Todd (Kellie) Kopischke, Troy (Amanda) Kopischke and Tania (Ryan) Allen; grandchildren, James (Brittany) Kopischke, Andrew (Tiahandra) Kopischke, Elizabeth Kopischke, Cole Kopischke, Conner Kopischke, Ava Kopischke, and Cole Allen; great-grandchildren, Bellamy, Owen, and Tucker; sister, Norma Kelly; sisters-in-law, Olivia Kopischke and Donna Kopischke; numerous nieces & nephews, cousins, and friends.

Preceded in death by his daughter, Cindy; his parents, Fred and Sena Kopischke; his brothers, Elmer, Harold, Clarence, and Earl, and his sisters, Mable, Alta, and Verona.

The live stream link below is a complimentary service provided by

Mankato Area Funeral Homes.

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Friday, May 13, 2022

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Saturday, May 14, 2022

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