Pharos-Tribune

Obituaries

May 20, 2013

Stephen Maynard Gordon

STURGIS, Mich. —  Retired Colonel Stephen Maynard Gordon U.S. Army, 83, Sturgis, Mich. passed away Friday afternoon May 17, 2013, at Thurston Woods Village, Sturgis.

He was born July 20, 1929, in Logansport, Ind., son of the late Donald and Harriett (Sinninger) Gordon.

Mr. Gordon resided in Sturgis since 1974 coming from Logansport. He was a graduate of Logansport High School with the class of 1947. Continuing his education he graduated from Purdue University School of Forestry in 1951.

He married to Lois Clarey on July 20, 1972, in Beaverton, Mich. She died Feb. 19, 1999. On Aug. 12, 2005, he married Margaret Reese Schwaberow in Centreville.

Following 28 years of dedicated military service in the U.S. Army, Indiana National Guard and Reserves he retired in 1989 earning the rank of Colonel. During the Korean War he served as A.D.  Following his active duty he accepted the position of Forester for the Southern Railway Company in St. George, South Carolina, near Charleston. Mr. Gordon returned to Logansport to establish and operate a landscaping business. He later went into Agriculture Sales as District Manager of various major fertilizer, equipment and seed companies. At the time of his retirement he held the position of Eastern U.S. Regional Sales Manager for Custom Farm Seed of Maumee, Ill.

Mr. Gordon was a member of the Orient Lodge #277 F&AM in Logansport, Scottish Rite in Fort Wayne, Indiana and Neuman-Wenzel Post #73 American Legion in Sturgis. He loved to travel, visiting all 50 states and Provinces of Canada, mushroom hunting and gathering and polishing Petoskey stones.

He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret; two grandchildren, Stephen Michael Gordon, Jasper, Ind. and Dolores Weese, Winter Springs, Fla.; six grandchildren, Quinten Gordon, Emma Gordon and Dimitry Gordon, Hope Ann Estep, Destiny Weese and Will Weese; several step-children, step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Judy (Jon) Settlemyer, Tucson, Ariz. and Diana (Jack) Stout, Brookston, Ind.; one brother, W.L. “Tim” (Darla) Gordon, West Lafayette, Ind.; brother-in-law, Bill Holdcraft, Constantine, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lois; one son, Michael Gordon and sister, Edith Holdcraft

There will be no visitation. A graveside service and burial will take place at 1 p.m. Friday at Fort Custer National Cemetery,  Augusta, Mich. where full military honors will be conferred by The Fort Custer Honor Guard and the U.S. Army Honor Guard.

The Hackman Family Funeral Homes–Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331, is assisting the family with arrangements.

The family suggests in lieu of flowers memorial donation be directed to Thurston Woods Village, 307 N. Franks Ave., Sturgis, MI 49091.

The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhome.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • Mary C. Hopkins Mary C. Hopkins, 75, Lafayette, died at 7:25 a.m. Friday, July 25, 2014, at her residence. Celebration of life services will be 1 p.m. at Kossuth Street Baptist Church in Lafayette. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service, with Past

    July 28, 2014

  • Virginia H. Ballard Virginia H. Ballard, 91, formerly of Logansport, passed away at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Community East Hospital of Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Gundrum Funeral Home.

    July 28, 2014

  • Joe C. Davis Joe C. Davis, 59, Logansport, passed away at 9:10 p.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014, in his residence.Born Dec. 27, 1954, in Logansport, he was the son to the late Joseph Emmett and Florence Jeanette (Sisler) Davis.On Dec. 5, 2003, in Logansport, he marri

    July 27, 2014

  • Theresa J. Von Tobel VALPARAISO — Theresa J. Von Tobel, 98, Valparaiso, passed away at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014.Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. (EDT) Monday at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel, Francesville. Burial will be in Roseland Cemetery, Frances

    July 27, 2014

  • Peggy J. (Logan) Squier Peggy J. (Logan) Squier, 62, Logansport, passed away at 9:10 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, due to a brain aneurysm.Born Sept. 19, 1951, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Mildred M. (Trinen) and th

    July 27, 2014

  • Beverly Jo Perez ROCHESTER — Beverly Jo Perez, 37, Rochester, passed away at 3:25 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014.Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Rochester Church of the Nazarene, Rochester. Interment will follow at the Reichter Cemetery, Talma.Visitation will

    July 27, 2014

  • Margaret J. Reed DELPHI — Margaret J. Reed, 90, Delphi, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at St. Elizabeth East Hospital.Mrs. Reed was born in Burrows on Oct. 13, 1923, to the late John and Vera Brown Graham. Mrs. Reed worked for 43 years at RBM in Logansport as a spot wel

    July 27, 2014

  • OBT-PT072714 Patacsil.jpg No Headline Provided Joseph Patacsil, 86, Logansport, a longtime teacher and coach at Logansport High School, passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at his residence.He was born in Chicago to Marion and Severino (Ben) Patacsil. He was preceded in death by his parents a

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBT-PT072714 Howell Blanche B. Howell Blanche B. Howell, 96, Logansport, passed away at 5:25 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Woodbridge Health Campus.Born March 29, 1918 in Walton, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Edna (Shaffer) Vore.On Aug. 4, 1934, she married Richard T. H

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBT-PT072714 Clem Edward L. 'Butch' Clem Edward L. “Butch” Clem, 82, Logansport, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014, in his residence.Born Jan. 19, 1932, in Cass County, he was the son of the late Harold “Dick” and Marie (Snyder) Clem. On Sept. 12, 1986, in Logansport, he married Rose M. Bol

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Poll

Should grocery and convenience stores be allowed to sell cold beer?

Yes
No
Unsure
     View Results
Featured Ads
AP Video
Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.