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Gordy Lundquist, creator of Gordy's Hi Hat, passes away at 93

Gordy Lundquist, creator of Gordy's Hi Hat, passes away at 93

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Updated: July 07, 2021 10:29 AM
Created: July 07, 2021 10:24 AM

Gordy Lundquist, the founder of Gordy's Hi Hat in Cloquet, has passed away at the age of 93 on Tuesday, July 6.

The family announced his passing in a Wednesday morning Facebook post, stating he died at home with his wife of 71 years, Marilyn, by his side.

The announcement recognized Lundquist as "a wonderful father, grandfather and great grandfather who took tremendous pride in his work and employees over the years."

Gordy spoke with WDIO News on his 90th birthday in 2017. His way of celebrating the day was doing what he had been doing for 57 years.  

"I manage the operation and work the counters. The place is good to me, no sense in changing it," Lundquist told WDIO.

Lundquist started the business in Cloquet with his wife Marilyn. He said his favorite part of the job was meeting the people.

Gordy Lundquist was 93 years old.

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