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Gordon Bart

Nov. 15, 1928-Dec. 3, 2010

Gordon L. Bart, 82, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, December 3, 2010 at St. Mary's Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes.

Gordon Lyle Bart was born to Gust and Clara (Lindsay) Bart on November 15, 1928 in Fargo. He grew up and attended school in Fargo. He then worked for the Holsum Bakery in Fargo as a semi truck driver.

In February 1950 Gordon married Lenore Hennings in Denver, Colo. He served in the United States Army from 1951-1953. They then moved to Moorhead, where he continued his career with the bakery, working there for a total of 39 years. Following his retirement they moved to Vergas.

In November 1990 Gordon married Tillie Osterman in Frazee. They later moved to Detroit Lakes.

Gordon was known to have a good sense of humor, and liked to tease. He enjoyed fishing, cooking, traveling, Minnesota Twins baseball, and time spent with his family.

Surviving Gordon are his wife, Etheldra "Tillie" Bart of Detroit Lakes; one son, Jim (Katherine) Bart of Watertown, Minn.; one daughter, Donna (John) Holman of Minneapolis; five stepsons, David (Teri) Osterman of Frazee, Peter (Barbara) Osterman of Frazee, Scott (Kandyce) Osterman of Alexandria, Minn., Neil (Tammy) Osterman of Wilcox, Ariz., and Joe (Jan) Osterman of Wilcox, Ariz.; four stepdaughters, Danae (Rick) Wothe of Detroit Lakes, Kay Wothe of Pine, Ariz., Peggy Christensen of Cedar Key, Fla., and Amy (Henry) Gernhardt of Cedar Key, Fla.; as well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Preceding Gordon in death were his first wife Lenore (1983); parents; three sisters; one stepson, Dan Osterman; and one stepson-in-law, Ray Wothe.

Visitation will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes, with a 7 p.m. prayer service.

A mass of Christian burial is set for 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010 in Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with interment in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo.

West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes was entrusted with the services. Those wanting to share memories and condolences may use the messages of sympathy section at