Las Vegas, Nev.: Gordon Olaf Mykleby, 69, passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in Las Vegas following a short illness with cancer.
Gordon was born Aug. 24, 1943, in Aberdeen to Olaf and Mary Mykleby. He graduated from Aberdeen Central High School in 1961.
He married Sharmain Fischer in 1973.
While living in Aberdeen, he worked for his father at Nelson Auto Electric Co., and later was the co-owner of Downtown Auto Electric. Gordon and his family moved to Camarillo, Calif., in 1985, where he owned an automobile repair business.
In 1999, they relocated to Las Vegas, and Gordon became an AFLAC associate. At the time of his death, he was semi-retired and living in Perris, Calif., where he enjoyed working at a campground and developing many friendships. He was thankful for all the support given him by family and friends during his illness.
Gordon enjoyed attending NASCAR races around the country, as well as watching the races on TV. He had a good sense of humor and enjoyed telling jokes to anyone who would listen. He cherished the time spent with his grandsons.
Survivors include daughter, Tonya (Nader Ahmed) Twitchell, Las Vegas, Nev.; son, Christopher Mykleby, Las Vegas, Nev.; grandsons: Cayden and Luka Ahmed, Las Vegas, Nev.; brother, Robert (Jeri) Mykleby, Lead; sister, Mary Ann (Lowell) Myers, Rapid City; seven nieces and nephews; and former wife, Sharmain Mykleby-Bounds, Henderson, Nev.
Gordon was preceded in death by his parents and infant brother, Morris.
A memorial service was held Feb. 9, 2013, at Palm Mortuary in Las Vegas.
Burial will be at Riverside Memorial Cemetery in Aberdeen, S.D., at a later date.
Condolences may be conveyed to the family at palmmortuary.com.