Monday, March 4, 2013

Robert Kirk Gorder Died Unexpectedly March 1, 2013

Robert Kirk Gorder, 66, of Deadwood, SD passed away on Friday, March 1, 2013 at Rapid City Regional Hospital. Beloved father, grandfather, brother, son, uncle, husband, and friend, he was born November 26, 1946 to Carlton Olaf and Rose (Degner) Gorder.

He is survived by his sister Carol Smith of Minneapolis, MN; his brother, Tom Gorder of Tuscaloosa, AL; five children, son Jeff Gorder of Woodbridge, VA; daughter Jennifer Crandell of Woodbridge, VA; daughter Jinger Phelps of Orlando, FL; son Thomas Gorder of Rapid City, SD; daughter Summer Gorder of Galveston, TX; and 7 grandchildren.

Robert graduated from Deadwood High School class of 1964 and in 1979 earned his Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Black Hills State University. His career led him to numerous places spanning from Mission, SD to Yerington, NV. Wherever he taught, his students were empowered by his creativity and compassion, touching the lives of not only them, but also his colleagues and community.
Always the life of the party Robert enjoyed cooking, golfing and being a friend. He was involved in the Northern Hills Community Band for over 50 years as both a player and director.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the Northern Hills Community Band P.O. Box 431 Deadwood, SD 57732.

Memorial arrangements are pending.

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Florida Beach Basics said...

Far too young to pass. Best regards and fond memories to the family. Marge Bell

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