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Gordon Sogge

Gordon Sogge, 82, of Northwood, ND passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Rosewood on Broadway in Fargo, ND. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 1, 2015 at 6:00p.m at Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northwood. A visitation will be held from 4:00p.m until the time of the service at the church.
Gordon was born January 20, 1933 on a farm near Maddock, ND to Alfred and Marie (Olson) Sogge. He grew up near Maddock and attended a one room country school house from grades 1-8. Gordon attended Benson County Ag School from 9th grade until he graduated. After high school, Gordon joined the United States Army. He served from 1957-1959 and was stationed in Balmholder, Germany. After returning from the Army, Gordon attended Moler Barber College in Fargo, ND. On August 17, 1962, he married Darlyne Spoonheim in Northwood. For 57 years, Gordon operated a barber shop in Northwood. Gordon loved to socialize and enjoyed having conversations with the people he was giving haircuts to. The more he talked, the shorter your hair got. Gordon enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, collecting antiques and watching his kids and grandkids play sports. In his younger years, he was a volunteer EMT and a basketball referee.
Survivors include his wife, Darlyne, Northwood, ND; children: Marci (Leslie "Chugger") Johnson, Sharon, ND, Derek (Teresa) Sogge, Fargo, ND, David Sogge, Fargo, ND; grandchildren: Sasha Tandberg, Hailey Sogge, Zachary Sogge, Mikayla Johnson, Alyssa Sogge, Ben Johnson, Jacob Sogge and Nicholas Sogge; one great-grandchild, James Ophoven; sisters: Eloyce Gaffney, Detroit Lakes, MN and Mavis Johnson, Heimdahl, ND;
Preceding him in death were his parents, son Marc, sister Solveig and brothers: Arnie, Stephen, Melvin, Floyd, Roy, Roger, and Lee.

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Darlene and family, although I don't remember meeting Gordie, I do remember my mother (Rusty) and my godparents (Evy and Arvey) speaking of him often. My sincere condolences on this very well loved man.

Laura (Vondersmith) Wood May 28 2015 12:00 AM

Goodbye old friend. Been a long time since Maddock days. Remember your kindness

Don Brandvold May 3 2015 12:00 AM

Darlyne and family, My thoughts and prayers will be with you during this sad time. Keep each other close and remember the good times. Gordy was a special man to many people. He always had a smile on his face. God bless all of you.

Donna Splettstaszer May 1 2015 12:00 AM

Gordon was one of the nicest people I've met. He had a smile that could light up the world. He loved his family with all his heart. He was such a gentleman. I looked forward to visiting him every Wednesday and chatting. I will miss him. I do have a finished binder of "his story" that we wrote together. They were his words, his heart, his life. Sunny Prudhomme (Hospice Volunteer)

Sunny Prudhomme May 1 2015 12:00 AM

Dear Sogge Family, We are sorry to hear about the passing of Gordy, and wish to express our heart felt sympathy to your entire family. What a special person he was. Always full of laughter, and always gracious in welcoming anyone into his shop just for fun conversation, weather if you needed a haircut or not. And, he always offered anyone to help themselves to a pop out of the refrigerator while you were there. He was the town counselor to so many young people growing up in Northwood, and how many first time haircuts he must have responsible for. He will surely be missed by all. With our deepest sympathies, Kim and Simone Kringlie

Kim & Simone Kringlie Apr 30 2015 12:00 AM

My family and I would like to offer our deepest sympathies to you and your family. We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are never alone. Turn to the Holy Scriptures for guidance and to help soothe your heart. Psalms 34:18 assures us that God is near to those broken at heart and crushed in spirit. Please accept our deepest sympathies.

The Williams Family Apr 30 2015 12:00 AM

Marcie & family. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. May your memories help to ease your pain. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Chris Evenstad Shields

Chris Evenstad Shields Apr 30 2015 12:00 AM

Many memories of Gordy cutting my hair and him asking how my many uncles (moms brothers) were doing. They were from a ways away but he seemed to know everyone. He was a great man. He cut my hair, my sons hair (for their first time). I am proud to call his kids my friends! Prayers for all of the Sogge family. Gordy will be missed.

Chris Bjerke Apr 30 2015 12:00 AM

Gordy was a shining example of kindness to all that met him! Our days will be darker without him. We miss you, sir!

Marshall Troutman Apr 29 2015 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of the passing of Gordy. He was such a nice guy. Have many fond memories of him. I remember bringing my son, Casey, back to Northwood to get his 1st haircut. Will always have fond memories of him.

Tom and Mary Ellen Franklin Apr 28 2015 12:00 AM

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