Gordon E. McMahon

Gordon “Gordy” E. McMahon, age 87, Gillett, passed away at St. Mary’s Hospital in Green Bay in the evening hours of Monday, December 31, 2018 following a period of declining health.  He was surrounded by family.

He was born in Gillett on December 27, 1931, a son of the late Ross and Mildred (Hodgins) McMahon.  Gordon was a 1950 graduate of Gillett High School and was an enthusiastic student of history.  He joined the US Air Force soon after and proudly served as a SSGT with the 941st Forward Observers during the Korean Conflict.  He married Mavis J, (Gilbertson) McMahon on June 4, 1960 and together they raised five children.

For many years, Gordon and Mavis owned and operated McMahon’s Foods before selling the store in 1976.  He would go on to work as a custodian for the Gillett School District and as a rural letter carrier for the US Postal Service retiring in 1994.  Gordon was an avid gardener and also loved decorating his home for Christmas.  He took an interest in his ancestry, in particular, his Irish heritage.  He was a caring father and grandfather and will be sadly missed.

Gordon leaves his children: Gary (Jacqui) McMahon of Suamico, Glen McMahon of Gillett, Sharon (Brian) Powell of Brillion and Michael McMahon of Brillion.  He also leaves a son-in-law, Jim Baranczyk and his brother James (Florence) McMahon.  Gordon will also be remembered by his grandchildren: Jesse (Brenda) Baranczyk, Matthew (Shamra) Baranczyk, Amanda (Bill) Delfosse, Krista (Dalton) Jacobs and Abbie (fiancée John) McMahon; three great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Gordon was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife Mavis of over 58 years and his daughter Constance “Connie” Baranczyk.  He was also predeceased by his sister Donna (Carroll) Rehn and his brother Robert McMahon.

Friends and relatives may call from 12 Noon to 1:45 PM on SUNDAY, January 6, 2019 at LEGACY FUNERAL CHAPELS (108 E. Main Street, Gillett, WI 54124).  A funeral service will be held at 2 PM.  Burial with full military honors will follow in Wanderer’s Rest Cemetery.

For more information, please visit LegacyFuneralChapels.com or call 920-855-2144.

Services

Visitation

Sunday, January 6, 2019

12 noon to 2 PM

Legacy Funeral Chapels

108 E. Main Street

Gillett, WI 54124

Funeral Service

Sunday, January 6, 2019

2 PM

Legacy Funeral Chapels

108 E. Main Street

Gillett, WI 5412

Graveside Service

Sunday, January 6, 2019

3 PM

Wanderer’s Rest Cemetery

South Elm Avenue

Gillett, WI 5412

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