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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Tod V. Gorder
January 20, 1949 - November 17, 2021

Place of Birth: Sidney, Montana
Residence: Sidney, Montana
Age: 72



Tod Victor Gorder was born in Sidney, MT on January 20th, 1949. He was the first son of three boys to Homer and Amiee Gorder. He entered heaven on November 17th, 2021.
Tod was a natural-born storyteller and he often spoke of his fondest memories from his childhood such as Boy Scout Camp, where he met the Governor and spent summers up the Boulder River in a mountain cabin with his family.
When he crossed paths with Susan McGinnis, it didn’t take long for these high school sweethearts to be married on June 8th, 1968. The newlyweds worked for Susan’s father, Leo McGinnis, on the family ranch and farm. Tod took to the lifestyle as though he was always meant to be a cowboy.
As a true cowboy, he loved riding horses and working cattle and putting up hay his way. He had a love for horses and all animals, especially his little dog, Dixie. He loved everything about nature often looking at the stars and taking time to tell stories about the land and its history.
Tod and Susan had three sons, 7 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. As the family grew so did Tod’s heart and joy. As a grandfather, Tod most enjoyed taking the children to the Yellowstone River in the backyard of his country home. He taught them how to ride horses, respect the land, and how to cowboy. He loved to camp and canoe and had many bonfires at the river most every holiday or warm summer afternoon. One of his favorite parties at the river was his grandson’s wedding celebrated on the family land. Another favorite being his granddaughter’s wedding in the Beartooth Mountains.
More recently he enjoyed chasing around his great-grandchildren and picking up his youngest grandson, Greyson, from the bus stop in his golf cart. He was extremely proud of all of his children’s and grandchildren’s accomplishments and acknowledged their hard work. It was his greatest delight to tell others about his children and grandchildren.
As an active member of the community, Tod was on the Rau School board and instrumental in the construction of the new school building. His second career in life came when he began to drive truck for the oil field. He appreciated the opportunity to admire the land and meet new people.
Tod became fast friends with everyone who crossed his path. He was quick to share a good joke and tell stories. A colorful, lively, and fun-loving man, always ready for the next garden party. He loved rodeos, the county fair, culture, history, music, and concerts, and attending most every social gathering with friends and family. And if he couldn’t make it to a party he stopped you on the county road to have good conversation and laughs.

There would never be enough time to share all of our stories about this wonderful husband, father, and grandfather, and the legacy he left his family. And we will carry on his storytelling traditions. As Tod would say: “Anyway, back at the ranch…”.
Tod Gorder is survived by: his wife of 53 years, Susan Gorder; his sons (Tod) Shane (Lisa) Gorder, and Cody Gorder; his grandchildren, Adryan Miller-Gorder, Brennan (Tessa) Gorder, Jalyssa (Zach) McPherson, Brady Gorder, Brielle Gorder, and Greyson Gorder; his great-grandchildren, Jarrett Gorder, Mila McPherson, and Warren Gorder; his step-sister Kim Hermanson.
He was preceded in death by: his parents Homer and Aimee Gorder; his in-laws Leo and Doris McGinnis; his brothers Scott and Rex Gorder; his son Jeremy Gorder; his grandson Brodie Gorder.

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Danelle (Campbell) Biggs (Belgrade, MT)
Nov 19, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Susie and family. May God comfort you during this time.
Cathy Fischer
Nov 19, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss Susan and family. The kids and I always loved going to your place, especially camping. Tod always had the best stories. You are in my prayers.
Darlene Gurney (FAIRBORN, OH)
Nov 19, 2021
Susan , Prayers and hugs to you and your family. DARLENE GURNEY
Ken & Deb Wersland
Nov 20, 2021
May God take your precious soul into His kingdom, and may he grant your precious family peace, love, and joy. We love them all.
Paul L Groshart (Billings, MT)
Nov 20, 2021
So sorry for your loss, our condolences to Sue and Family
Keith Osborne (Billings , Mt)
Nov 20, 2021
My deepest sympathy take care and God bless you
Sharon Gerding (Lake Havasu city , Az)
Nov 20, 2021
Sending our family condolences and prayers for my sweet niece Susie and families. Loved Tod he always had a good store to tell. He’s up rejoicing with other family members. R.I.P. my nephew and friend,
Dick and Debbi Propp (Sifney, MT)
Nov 21, 2021
Tod truly was a "one of kind" kind of guy. A friendlier person could not be found. He will be sorely missed at all the base camp meetings. Susan and families, let the arms of Jesus embrace you with love and comfort.
Charlotte M Simonsen Guptill (CRAIG, Colorado)
Nov 21, 2021
Susan and family,
My heart goes out to you at this time of Tod's passing. May your memories hold you close. With heartfelt sympathy, love and prayers, Charlotte "Simonsen" Guptill
CAROLINE BRONOWSKI (GEM CITY MOTORS (113100), MT)
Nov 22, 2021
Susan & Family!
Sending you All Sympathy & Prayers!

Caroline Bronowski

Sally Amunrud (Sidney, Montana)
Nov 22, 2021
It's heartbreaking to hear of Tod's passing. The beautifully written obituary was very special to read and filled with so much love. Sending peace and healing thoughts to all of you!
Rob and michelle (Stovern , MT)
Nov 22, 2021
Gorder Family
You are all in our thoughts and prayers! Todd was a wonderful man and we enjoyed working with him at Diamond B and of course the occasional stop at Town Pump! He will be missed by many!
Margaret and Nolan Mikelson (Miles City , Montana )
Nov 22, 2021
We were very saddened to hear of Tod's death. We had such a great visit with him at our 50th class reunion. He left us with many. good memories. Our sincere sympathy to his family.
Toots Johnson MCCollough (Billings, MT)
Nov 22, 2021
So very very sorry to hear this sad news. Tod was so well liked. Prayers and hugs
Karen and Walt McNutt (Sidney, Mt)
Nov 22, 2021
So sorry about Todd. Our thoughts are with you and yours. Walt and Karen
Jason Partridge
Nov 23, 2021
Prayers and Condolences to the family
Paula Thuesen (Dagmar , MT)
Nov 23, 2021
My sincere condolences to Tod’s family. Always a friendly guy… he will surely be missed. Rest In Peace, Tod.
Mark & Sherry Anderson (Sidney, Montana)
Nov 24, 2021
Thoughts & prayers ,!Mark & Sherry Anderson
Beloved Dad, Grandpa & Great Grandpa
All the Crew at Diamond B Trucking
The Pust Family-Bev, Ray & the Girls
Class of 1967
Rod Buxbaum & Family
Commissioners, Clerk & Recorder & Public Works
Teresa Moffitt
Mon Dak Heritage Center Board & Staff
Commissioners, Clerk & Record & Public Works
Sidney High School Wrestling Team
Pat & Wes Sowers, Staci & Mike Pope, Calvin & Carla Clemmer & Families
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