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Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Marion Chapel
Monday January 3rd, 2022
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Eastmoor United Methodist Church
Tuesday January 4th, 2022

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Gordon G. Groening

Gordon’s life began on January 9, 1952, in Marion. He was the son of Howard D. and Irma J. (Duerksen) Groening. Gordon graduated from Marion High School in 1970 and went to work on the family farm. He has been a farmer and rancher his entire life and enjoyed being on the land every day. Gordon was united in marriage to the former Shirley Helmer on July 2, 1972, at Eastmoor United Methodist Church in Marion. He enjoyed working on the farm, fixing tractors, and had served on the board of directors for the Co-Op Grain and Supply. He also served as a township trustee in Centre Township for many years. Gordon followed his girl’s sporting events as they grew up and later loved watching his grandchildren play sports. His greatest joy was truly his family which includes his wife Shirley of Marion, daughters Kris (Matt) Brenzikofer of Pomona and Jenny (Aaron) Acree of Concordia; grandchildren Brennen (fiancé Katie) Acree of Lawrence and Hanna Acree of Concordia; brother Jerry (Sherri) Groening of Marion and brother-in-law Ken (Melinda) Helmer of Wichita. Gordon passed away on Wednesday December 29, 2021, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Marion. He is preceded in death by his parents. Gordon’s family will gather with friends on Monday January 3rd from 5-7 p.m. at the Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Marion. His funeral service will be held on Tuesday January 4th at 10:30 a.m. at Eastmoor United Methodist Church, Marion led by Pastor Darren Frazier. Private family interment will be prior to the service. Memorial contributions in Gordon’s name may be directed to the USD 408 Marion FFA in support of agriculture education. Please sign Gordon’s online guestbook and leave a memory at www.yazelmeglifh.com.

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I was glad to have known Gordon.

Mike Vineski Jan 26 2022 11:38 PM

Gordon will be missed as a wonderful guy and a great neighbor. We will be thinking of you in this challenging time.

Don and Janice Hodson Jan 4 2022 1:19 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gordon Groening

Gary and Vickie Hajek Jan 3 2022 3:52 PM

Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. We will miss Gordon, a truly lovable and kind person.

Steve & Linda Helmer Jan 3 2022 12:37 PM

Dear Shirley and family, So sorry to hear the news of Gordon. He was a good man and good friend to us over the years. He will be missed by all that knew him. He always had a smile no matter what! Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this time. Todd and Diane Carpenter

Diane Carpenter Jan 2 2022 11:17 AM

So very sorry to hear of the passing of Gordon! Thinking of you Shirley, Jenny, Kris and all your families! Praying for peace within your hearts !

Jerry and Carla Liby Jan 2 2022 12:22 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gordon Groening

Jerry and Carla Liby Jan 2 2022 12:16 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gordon Groening

Gary and Sarah Stroede Jan 1 2022 9:54 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gordon Groening

Delmar and Arnette Duerksen Jan 1 2022 3:49 PM

We are so sorry, Shirley! Love and prayers to you and your family!

Vern and Arlene Bowers Dec 31 2021 8:38 PM

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