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December 7, 1956 – Friday, February 9, 2018

Service Information
Church of the Blessed Kateri
February 22, 2018
11:00 AM

Visitation Information
Church of the Blessed Kateri
February 21, 2018
All night Beginning at 7:00 PM

Gordon “Gordy” Roy Desjarlait (Niijiwanabozo), age 62, journeyed to the spirit world on February 9, 2018 at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN. He was born on December 7, 1956 in Red Lake, MN to Mr. Francis “Bishie” Desjarlait, Jr., and Margaret Dickenson. He moved to the Twin Cities in 1976 to start a new and adventurous life. He was always on the move and enjoyed meeting new people. He enjoyed music, Elvis and the Beatles, velvet painting and drawing. He was a jokester and someone who loved to make people smile. His life in the cities brought him four children: Anthony, Aleesha, Brandon and Tova Desjarlait; three grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Gordy is preceded in death by his mother: Margaret Dickenson; and brother: Gerald Desjarlait.
He is survived by his father: Francis “Bishie” Desjarlait of Minneapolis, MN; brothers: Leroy and Glen Mattson both of Duluth, MN; sisters: Gail Desjarlait of Duluth,MN; Cindy Sandera(Ricky), Connie Desjarlait of New Brighton, MN and Kari(Stevie) Walker of New Hope, MN; nieces, nephews and many friends.

An all night wake will be held Wednesday, February 21, 2018, beginning at 7:00 P.M. at the Church of the Blessed Kateri in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Funeral services for Gordon Roy Desjarlait will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at the Church of the Blessed Kateri in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Arrangements by the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minnesota. Online Condolences for the family can be directed to

1 Guestbook Entry

  1. Tracey Barton

    Gordy was a good friend of mine and came to see me often at HCMC. We enjoyed our friendship, which included lunches and walks around the neighborhood. I will miss seeing him. I will miss him making me laugh and bringing me candy. RIP my friend.


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