Gordon N. Eliason

Gordon N. Eliason, 88, of Pleasant Hill, California and formerly Duluth, p assed away peacefully at home on Aug. 2, 2020, surrounded by family.  He was born on July 8, 1932 to Walter and Elida Eliason. He served in the Army and was stationed in Germany with the Occupational Forces during the Korean war. He married Merle Jean Clemons on June 19th, 1954. Gordy and his brother Jim owned Duluth Auto Clinic for many years, and along with the teamwork of his brothers they got involved with racing stock cars. He listened more than he talked, but if you coaxed it out of him he had great stories of racing on dirt tracks all over the upper Midwest. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. After retirement he enjoyed traveling, spending time with family, and reading. One of his proudest moments came at age 80 when he walked his granddaughter Cammie down the aisle for her marriage. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years Merle Jean, children Juiie (Bob) Bjorquez, Amy, Gray, Heidi (Dan) Beck, and four grandchildren, he is also survived by four brothers ,two sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. Being a no muss,no fuss kind of guy ,he requested no services. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. A special thanks goes out to the terrific staff at Hospice of the East Bay.


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