Linda Gordon

Linda L. Gordon, age 73, of Carlton, MN passed away Sunday, June 27, 2021 at Augustana Health Care in Moose Lake, MN. Linda requests that no formal service take place, and her wishes are to be remembered as you knew her.

Linda was born October 11, 1947 in Waukon, the daughter of Carl and Anna (Munz) Peterson. Linda grew up on a farm just south of Lansing. She loved horses her entire life and never saw a reason to learn to ride a bike. Linda was an accomplished vocalist and sang on a Des Moines radio station at the tender age of five. She graduated Kee High School in 1965 and worked at Lansing Company.

In 1967, Linda married her high school sweetheart, William Gordon, and followed him to his naval assignment in Norfolk, VA. After Bill’s naval service, they returned home.

She held various office manager positions at Ft. McCoy, WI and private businesses. Many bosses called her “Radar” as in Radar O’Reilly on the TV show “MASH” because she knew what the boss wanted before they even asked. Linda retired from Civil Service with the Duluth EPA office in 2007. She loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents; her son-in-law, Mitch Sheehan; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She is survived by her loving husband, William “Bill” Gordon; her daughter, Sue Ellen Sheehan; her son, Bill Jr. (Sarah) Gordon; five grandchildren, Katelyn and Megan Sheehan, and Gretchen, Miriam and Julian Gordon; and her sister and best friend, Judith, and brother-in-law, Dr. Bruce Wilson.

Condolences may be sent to Bill  at 2455 Gillogly Road, Carlton, MN 55718. To leave online condolences, visit