Gordon Rosenthal

Gordon Rosenthal, 61, of Staples passed away November 4, 2023, in Perham. 

Funeral services were held November 10 at  Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples. 

Gordon Joel Rosenthal was born May 6, 1962, to George and Agnes (Krueger) Rosenthal. He grew up in Perham, and graduated from Perham High School in 1980. 

Gordy and Julie moved to Willmar in 1984 where Gordy worked at Gold’s Turkey Farms. In 1989, they moved to Motley, and lived there briefly before finding their forever home in Staples. Gordy and his family owned and operated Staples Cinema, Four Roses Floral in Motley and Rosenthal’s Greenhouse in Staples. During the fall and winter months, Gordy worked at Walmart until he needed to start planting in the greenhouse. 

As his children grew up, he was their biggest supporter of their sports and activities. Gordy enjoyed farming on his small hobby farm, fishing and going up to the woods to hunt every year with family. No matter where Gordy was, he was always up for a good conversation. He enjoyed catching up with people at the greenhouse each year. 

Gordy was truly a remarkable man whose memory will live on in the hearts of his family forever. He was a selfless man and his ability to sacrifice, provide, support, forgive and love will be forever remembered by all that he knew. 

Gordy is survived by his wife of 38 years, Julie (Sazama); two sons, Jacob (Chelsea) Rosenthal of Wadena and Alexander Rosenthal of Staples; one daughter, Samantha Jo (Paul) Metzler of Becker; eight grandchildren, Austin, Aiden, Lane, Brynlee, Ethan, Emmie, Elena and Elizabeth; two sisters, Kathy (Jim) Rutten of Staples and Carol (Joe) Peeters of Dent; three brothers, Gregory Rosenthal of Pelican Rapids, Gary (Debra) Rosenthal of Staples and Glen Rosenthal of Alexandria and many nieces and nephews. 

He is preceded in death by his parents. 

Arrangements were by the Brenny Family Funeral Chapel, Staples.

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