Wilson, Gordon F.
Gordon F. Wilson, 79, of Cedar Rapids, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at his home. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 1, 2013, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Cedar Rapids, conducted by the Rev. Dave Miller. Family will greet friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at the funeral home. Burial: Linwood Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Wilson of Cedar Rapids; two daughters, Anita (Pat) Kaplan of Marion, and Linda (Brian) Meyer of South Amana; two grandchildren, Stephanie and Travis Kaplan; and two sisters, Maureen Hunt of Cedar Rapids, and Margaret (Bob) Bronner of Cresco.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Donald, Gerald, and Norbert.
Gordie was born on Oct. 7, 1933, in Cresco, Iowa, son of Gilbert and Eleanor (Leferink) Wilson. He grew up on the family farm and graduated from Cresco High School in 1953. Gordie served in the United States Air Force from 1953-1957 where he did airplane maintenance. When he returned to Cresco in 1957 he worked at Kratz Motor where he was the head of the parts department. On Sept. 21, 1958, he married Ruby Reuter at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cresco. In 1962 they moved to Cedar Rapids where he worked for Farmstead Foods for 28½ years until they closed, then worked at Quaker Oats until he retired after 10 years. Gordie was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Gordie loved to go camping, hunting, fishing, and playing cards. They went on several camping trips to Alaska, California, and Florida. He liked to go to Little Rock State Park by Branson and Pikes Peak State Park by McGregor. After he retired he loved to take his boat fishing at Pleasant Creek, the Coralville reservoir, and Lake Macbride. He also loved woodworking and gardening.
Please sign the online guest book for Gordie at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.
Published Feb. 27, 2013 in The Gazette