Gordon S. Murray-John

Gordon S. Murray-John




Gordon S. Murray-John, 76, of Maynard, Iowa died Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Gundersen Health in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 A.M. Friday, May 31, 2019 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Fayette with Rev. Daniel J. Knipper and Deacon Michal Schemmel officiating.

Visitation: 3:00 to 6:00 P.M. Thursday at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Maynard and for one hour before the service at the church on Friday.

Time of Remembrance: 6:00 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home.

Inurnment will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed in Gordon’s name to Fayette County Master Gardeners or Fayette County Fairgrounds, Floral Hall.

Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com

Gordon Scott Murray-John was born February 24, 1943 in Swindon, England, the son of David and Elsie Murray-John.  He graduated from Dauntsey’s Boarding School in Devizes, England.  On August 31, 1967, he was united in marriage to Sandra Helen Smiggen at St. Francis Catholic Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Gordon was employed in many aspects of agriculture throughout his career, ranging from hog farm management to consulting.  In his retirement, Gordon was highly involved in local food production and the local farmers market.  He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Fayette, and Fayette County Master Gardeners.  Gordon enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family.  He was especially proud of his granddaughter Lola and looked forward to spending time with her.  Gordon was an eternally devoted husband to his wife of 52 years.

Gordon is survived by his wife: Sandy Murray-John of Maynard; 2 sons: Michael (Debbie) Murray-John of Minneapolis, Minnesota and

Patrick Murray-John of Boston, Massachusetts; granddaughter: Lola Murray-John of Minneapolis, Minnesota; and a sister: Anna (Rob) Cook of Metung, Australia.

His parents; and a brother preceded him in death: David Murray-John.


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