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Gary E. Worden, 68

Jan 6, 2019

Gary Worden

Sleepy Eye Gary Eugene Worden, age 68, of Sleepy Eye, (formerly of St. Paul and Blue Earth), passed away on Dec. 29, 2018, at Sleepy Eye Care Center, at the age of 68.

A Celebration of Gary’s life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the Life Family Church, 111 S. Ramsey Street, Blue Earth with Rev. Jim Johnson officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Patton Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements, www.PattonFH.com

Gary was born on Oct. 2, 1950, in Richfield, the son of Willard and Margaret (Johnston) Worden. He graduated from Richfield High School in 1968. Following high school, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served in Vietnam. He moved to Blue Earth and worked at Juba’s SuperValu for close to 30 years. He married Pamela Carson in 1975, and they had three sons.

Gary enjoyed cooking, watching game shows, going to restaurants with family, photography, and going on numerous family vacations throughout the years. He also enjoyed volunteering at Minneapolis Central Library.

Gary is survived by sons, Matthew Worden, of New Ulm; Travis Worden, of Sleepy Eye and Justin Worden, of Blue Earth. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Aaliyah and Isabelle Worden; their mother and his friend, Fabiola Rodriguez; his sister, Nancy Worden, of New Hope. He is preceded in death by his parents, Willard and Margaret Worden.