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Gordon H. Maurstad

Maurstad, Gordon H. Age 82, of Waukegan, passed away on Friday, December 27, 2013, at his home. Gordon was born in Teien Township, Minnesota, on September 4, 1931 to Harold and Doris (Erickson) Maurstad and in 1955, married his wife of 58 years, Zarouhe Margoian, on April 30, in Waukegan. Gordon worked at Edward Stauber Hardware as a draftsman in Waukegan and retired in 2003 after 43 years of employment. He was a long time member of the Waukegan Swedish Glee Club, as well as their youngest president, and sang with them throughout the country. He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. In his spare time, Gordon completed many remodeling and woodworking projects. He enjoyed reading and gardening, but what he enjoyed most was taking family vacations with his wife, children, and grandchildren; and spending time with family and friends. He will be remembered for his unwavering spirit, sense of humor, and generosity toward others. Surviving Gordon is his wife, Zarouhe; daughter, Karen (Edward) Kunesh of Franksville, WI; son, Eric Maurstad of Highland Park, IL; three grandchildren: Evan, Kara, and Zari; two sisters: Donna Mundy of Hobart, IN and Harriet (Larry) Scharmer of Drayton, ND; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Vivian Emanuelson, in 1995. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2014, at 11:30a.m. at the Salata Gurnee Funeral Home, 4190 Old Grand Ave., Gurnee with visitation from 10:30a.m. until the time of service. Inurnment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Gordon's memory to Saint Gregory of Narek Church-Dagley Childrens' Fund, 678 Richmond Rd., Richmond Heights, OH 44143 will be appreciated by the family. Please sign our online guest register at www.SalataGurneeFuneralHome.com.
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Published in News Sun from Jan. 2 to Jan. 8, 2014
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