Gordon Ross Danielsen, 91, died peacefully at home and went to his heavenly home on March 26, 2023. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Gordon was a very kind, gentle and caring person. His faith was at the center of his life.
Gordon was born on March 16, 1932 in Nebraska City, Nebraska. He was a 1951 graduate of Buda High School where he met his wife, Beverly (Marquis). Gordon was united in marriage to Beverly at Church of God in Buda, Illinois in 1953. 14 days later, Gordon was sent to serve in the United States Army for the next two years. Upon returning home he worked for his brother, Phil, at a service station in Cedar Rapids, before his employment with Montgomery Elevator. Gordon was a service mechanic for 35 years.
Gordon was an active member in serving as a trustee and deacon in his church. Gordon and Beverly enjoyed traveling to Colorado and during their retirement, they were snowbirds to Florida. Gordon enjoyed fishing, boating, was an avid reader, enjoyed journaling, fixing anything he could, and being surrounded by his great-grandchildren.
Gordon celebrated his 70th wedding anniversary in January to Beverly. He was survived by his son, Chris (Pamela) and daughter, Debra (Cliff) Voelker; 5 grandchildren and spouses, Adam (Brooke), Ross (Misty), Justin (Mariah), Keely (Justin) Waring and Kara (Keefer) Wehmeyer and 13 great-grandchildren, Lucas, Tali, Zade, Owen, Holden, Casen, Murphy, Henry, Hadlee, Emslee, Ames, Josie, Juliet and soon to be 14th great grandchild. Gordon was preceded in death by his parents, Gladys and Jens, and a brother, Phillip.
A visitation will be held at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories on Friday, March 31, 2023, from 1 PM until service time at 2 PM with Pastor Jay Jentink officiating. Interment to follow at the Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery-Garden of the Last Supper.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church 5338 Johnson Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404.
The family would like to thank the entire staff at Gentiva Hospice for the love and support they showed Gordon while he was in their care.