In loving memory of

Gordon David Hellerud
December 8, 1946 - May 20, 2020

Gordon David Hellerud, age 73 of Rochester, MN passed away unexpectedly at his home on the evening of Wednesday May 20th, 2020. Gordy was born on December 8th, 1946 in Spring Grove to Gerhardt and Alpha (Treangen) Hellerud.
Gordy was a loving husband, grandpa, uncle and brother. He will be deeply missed by all who were fortunate to know him and have in our lives.
Survivors include loving wife, Marilyn Gavic-Hellerud; sons, Doug (Rene) Gavic and Eric (Heather) Gavic; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; sister, Gloria Hellerud; and brother, David (Sara) Hellerud; He will also be missed by his nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Richard Hellerud and Roger Hellerud; sisters, Shirley Nelson and Sandra Engelking.
There will be no services. Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Hellerud family; to share a special memory or condolence please visit


Jolene Christensen wrote on May 25, 2020:

"Marilyn, Doug, Eric and family-We are so very sorry to hear about Gordy passing. He was the kindest man and we will always remember his gentle spirit. We were so blessed that he was in our lives and we will miss him greatly. All our love-Lynn, Jolene, Shea and Kalie Christensen"

Connie Blake Fournier wrote on May 25, 2020:

"Oh I remember Gordy!! Such a character. Those were the good old days back on 3rd St. SE. He was a typical little brother, full of spunk! I miss the Helleruds... fun family. Hi to all of you. I'm so sorry for your loss. I have lost all 3 of my older siblings. It leaves an irreplaceable hole in your heart. My deepest sympathy. May Gordy Rest In Peace. Connie (Blake) Fournier"

Nel&Chris Garness wrote on May 25, 2020:

"RIP Gordy. Peace to you Marilyn and your Family. Nel & Chris Garness"

Deb Logan wrote on May 23, 2020:

"One of my favorite customers at Menards! Rest In Peace! Deb Logan"

John Clement, Fort Worth, TX wrote on May 23, 2020:

"Gordy befriended me when I arrived at Holmes School in sixth grade. He went out of his way to make the quiet, new kid become accepted. We were great friends in sixth and seventh grade, but drifted apart when we went to different schools in eighth grade. Got to know him again after high school when I was working at the Clark station on North Broadway and he was - if I recall correctly - at Rochester Car Park. Good times. He was a great, friendly guy. RIP, old friend. "

Linda Bell wrote on May 23, 2020:

"I am so very sorry for your loss. I knew Gordy and he was a great person and will be missed by many. May he rest in peace. Linda Bell"

Fred Majerus wrote on May 23, 2020:

"My sympathy. Gordy and I had many good times together years ago. I will always remember him. Fred Majerus "

Sue Kuehn wrote on May 23, 2020:

"I am so sad that Gordy is gone, he was such a sweet guy, my sympathy to all his family"

Jim Johnson wrote on May 23, 2020:

"used to work as a cook at Perkins Pancake House with Gordy in the 1960's.. he was a great guy and a good sorry to hear this news. God bless your family... Jim Johnson "

Jennifer Reiland-Meath wrote on May 23, 2020:

"I am so very sorry to hear about Gordy. He was a kind, gentle man. I will miss him deeply. All my sympathy to his family. Jennifer Reiland-Meath"