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“In Memoriam” listings are expanded paid obituaries, phrased as the family requests, and may include enhanced information or photographs that might not fit within free death notices.

Gordon Groening

Services for Gordon G. Groening, 69, Marion, who passed away Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, at St. Luke Hospital in Marion, will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, at Eastmoor United Methodist Church, Marion, led by pastor Darren Frazier.

Private family interment will be before the service.

Gordon’s family will gather with friends 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, at Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Marion.

Gordon’s life began on Jan. 9, 1952, in Marion. He was a 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 Cooperative Grain and Supply.

He also served as a township trustee in Centre Township for many years.

Gordon followed his girls’ 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 (and husband Matt) Brenzikofer of Pomona and Jenny (and husband Aaron) Acree of Concordia; grandchildren Brennen (and fiancée Katie) Acree of Lawrence and Hanna Acree of Concordia; brother Jerry (and wife Sherri) Groening of Marion and brother-in-law Ken (and wife Melinda) Helmer of Wichita.

Gordon was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial contributions in Gordon’s name may be directed to the Marion USD 408 FFA in support of agriculture education.

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Last modified Jan. 12, 2022