Clarence Gordon, 79, of Harmony


Clarence Gordon

Clarence “Jim” Gordon, 79, of Harmony, died on Monday, April 30, 2018, at Gundersen Health Care in LaCrosse, Wis., from complications of a stroke.

He was born on Jan. 25, 1939, to John and June (Krull) Gordon in Rock Dell Township near Stewartville.

He attended school in Spring Valley.

On June 18, 1960 he was united in marriage to Marlys Crouch in Cherry Grove.

He had several jobs over the years, but really enjoyed working for different farms, especially for Larry McKernan. In 1975 they moved to Tawney, near Mabel where they operated the Tawney Store until 1981. In 1986 they moved to Harmony where they have resided since. He enjoyed gardening, jig-saw puzzles and his dogs. 

He is survived by his wife, Marlys of Harmony; children, Tim (Pam) Gordon of Plainview, Tami Gordon of Rockland, Wis., and Bob (Val) Gordon of Princeton, Minn.; grandsons, Matt (Kari) Gordon of Rollingstone, Minn., Mitch Gordon of Sulphur Springs, Texas and Ben (Heidi) Gordon of Goodview, Minn.; great-grandchildren, Dylan, Paige, Riley and Mason and siblings, Dick, Stanley, Dan, Lois Ask, Janett Pitzer and Penny Wilson.

He was preceded in death by his son, Rodney and a brother, John.

A funeral service for him will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 7, at the Scheie Lutheran Church in rural Mabel. Burial will be the Mabel Public Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.

The Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel is assisting with arrangements. 

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