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David James Gordon

December 31, 1946 — February 25, 2024


David James Gordon, 77 of Orion, Illinois passed away on Sunday February 25, 2024, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf.

Per his wishes cremation rites will be accorded and there will be a memorial jam session held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Rock Island County Animal Care and Control, Moline. Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., Orion, is assisting the family.

David was born on December 31, 1946, in Dixon, Illinois, the son of Raymond and Lois (Beede) Gordon.  He married Norma (Kunert) Hartwich on July 7, 1989, at the courthouse in Wabasha, Minnesota.

David was employed as a construction worker and an engineer with the Rock Island and Soo Line Railroads for 18 ½ years.  He was later employed with Per Mar as a security guard at Palmer College of Chiropractic.  David loved to garden and make his farm north of Orion on Highway 150 a showplace for passersby’s.

David is survived by his wife, Norma; son; Ken (Courtney) Gordon, Colona, IL; grandson; Justin Gordon, Colona; granddaughter; Halee Gordon, Rock Falls; stepson; Karl Hartwich, Galesville, Wisconsin; stepdaughters; Joyce Cielecki, Ashland, Wisconsin and Holly (Heath) Hansen, Stoddard, Wisconsin; step grandsons; Lance Verbeke, La Crosse, Wisconsin and Jared (Makayla) Johnson, Farmington, Minnesota; step great granddaughters; Ariana Verbeke, La Crosse, Wisconsin and Zoe Johnson, Farmington, Minnesota; step great grandsons, Kendrick Verbeke, La Crosse, Wisconsin and Ambrose Johnson, Farmington, Minnesota.

David was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Ron Gordon.

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