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Alvin L. Gordan

Male 1926 - 2004  (77 years)


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  • Name Alvin L. Gordan  [1, 2, 3
    Born 22 Oct 1926  Bradshaw, York County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Oct 2004  York, York County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
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    • Alvin taught math for one year, after which he and Beth moved Bradshaw, Nebraska. He worked in Grand Island for Bonsall Pool Company for 27 years thereafter, later moving to York, Nebraska where he bought into York Oliver Sales. (Milligan, 278).

      Alvin L. Gordan, age 77 of Bradshaw, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004 at York. Alvin was born on a farm northeast of Bradshaw on October 22, 1926 to Alvin C. and Etta H. (Edmunds) Gordan.

      He attended Bradshaw High School and graduated in 1944. He then attended the University of Nebraska for one semester before being drafted into the US Navy and served two years during WWII. Following his discharge he attended Nebraska Wesleyan where he completed his college degree.

      Alvin married Irma Elizabeth Kotas on June 5, 1949 at Milligan, Neb. Al taught school for a year at Meadow Grove and then joined Bonsall Pool Co. in Grand Island. Then in 1977 he joined his brother Bill in York Oliver Sales until his retirement in 1995.

      Al was a member of the Bradshaw United Methodist Church, Bradshaw Volunteer Fireman (over 27 years) and had been a member of the Bradshaw Village Board. He was also very active in the Hampton Masonic Lodge #245, Soloman Chapter #33 Royal Arch Masons, Naomi Chapter #26 in Geneva and Jappa Commandry #17 Knights Templar of York. He had been the head of all these Masonic groups and received the Knight York Cross of Honor in 1976. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite Shrine and the York County Historical Assn. Alvin kept the records and was active in the Bradshaw Alumni Assn. and the Plainfield Cemetery Board.

      Alvin is survived by his wife, Beth of Bradshaw; two daughters, Joyce (Jim) Campbell of Lincoln and Patricia (David) Collister of Dwight; son, James Gordan of Bradshaw; grandchildren, Mark and Nicole Bergen, Liz Bogen, Melanie and her husband Dan Collister-Foulk, Brian and Cody Campbell, John, Jayme and MaKenzie Gordan; great-grandchildren Anya and Sean Bogen; sister-in-law Elisa Gordan and her son (nephew) William B. Gordan of Jacksonville, Fla.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Jean and Lee Holtmeier of Grand Island and Mary Ann and Roger Rut of Lincoln and many other nieces and nephews.

      Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at the Bradshaw United Methodist Church with the Rev. Brian Kottas officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at the Plainfield Cemetery west of Bradshaw. Visitation will begin on Friday at noon. Memorials may be directed to the Bradshaw First United Methodist Church or to the Bradshaw Fire Department.
    Person ID I19700  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Oct 1926 - Bradshaw, York County, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S219] Milligan Centennial History Book Committee HISTORY OF MILLIGAN, NEBRASKA 1888-1988 (Walsworth Publishing, Marceline, MO), 278 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S333] Ancestry.com - U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current [database online], (Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011. Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration. The Social Security Administration Death Master File contains information on millions of deceased individuals with United States social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. Birth years for the individuals listed range from 1875 to last year. Information in these records includes name, birth date, death date, and last known residence.).

    3. [S548] Belohlavy, Dennis (belohdb@windstream.net) "Family Tree of Dennis L. and Rebecca J. "Becky" (Arnold) Belohlavy ; http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=belohlavy, (http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=belohlavy).