While a Le Mars resident, Gideon worked for the Le Mars Community School District.
Survivors include his children, Dorothy Sonksen, Ronald (Sandra), Darlene (Randall) Reuter, Loretta Ruhland and Sherry Schnabel; 28 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by wife Rachel; a son, Robert; five brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Peace Reformed Church, 2180 Glory Dr., Eagan, Minn. Interment will be in Lebanon Cemetery in Apple Valley. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Friday at White Funeral Home, 14560 Pennock Ave., Apple Valley, Minn., and also one hour prior to service at church. Interment, Lebanon Cemetery in Apple Valley.
Condolecences may be made by signing the guestbook at www.whitefuneralhomes.com.