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Gordon Warner Loeffler

July 13, 1946 January 24, 2020
Gordon Warner Loeffler
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Gordon was born to Madeleine Warner Loeffler (D) and Raymond Loeffler (D) on July 13, 1946, in Pueblo, Colorado. Gordon and his family soon moved to Fruita, Colorado, where Gordon attended primary school and graduated from Fruita High School in 1964.

In 1965, Gordon answered the call to serve this great nation and joined the United States Air Force. Gordon proudly served his first tour in the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. Upon completion of his initial service, Gordon joined his sister Linda in Reno, Nevada, where Gordon worked for Dr. Laicata at the University of Nevada.

In 1969, Gordon met and married Gretchen (Neff), and happily became a dad to Desiree’ and Daniel. In 1970, he and Gretchen welcomed their daughter Dorothy. In 1971, Gordon returned to serving his country and re-enlisted in the USAF. Gordon’s service proved to be an amazing adventure where he was stationed in Hawthorne, NV, Ceggia (San Dona’ di Piave), Italy, Tinker AFB in Oklahoma, both Bitburg AFB and Pruem AFB in Germany. In 1982, Gordon found himself stateside and back in Nevada…Tonopah to be exact. It was there that Gordon closed out his impressive military career, retiring in January 1988. Gordon immediately began another career in Tonopah as a government contractor where he diligently lent his skill set until his second retirement in 2015.

In 1989, Gordon met the love of his life, Mary Ann, she became his bride in July of 1990 and he once again took on the role of “Dad” to Amy and Billy.

Gordon led a life of love and adventure. He was kind, doting, intelligent beyond measure, a tinkerer, a fixer, a patriot, a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and so, so much more. Gordon loved lights –streetlights, railroad signals, flashlights! Joke was, he needed to find a “lighter” hobby!

Gordon didn’t just find a friendly face in the crowd, he was the friendly face! He never failed to strike up conversation with anyone, and knew all the staff at his local store by name and their stories. Gordon never met a stranger…

Gordon was the father to one, but a dad to so many. He raised and guided not only his own but those whom he took under his wing. Gordon always had sage advice for those he mentored but never judged; merely helped to gently steer their ship in the right direction.

Gordon passed after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He leaves behind his bride, Mary Ann, daughters Dorothy Loeffler-Claypool, Desiree’ Gould, and Amy (Chad) Waters, and sons Daniel (Karen) Hall and William (Garilyn) Jentarra. His legacy will live on in his 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren: Tori (Kimberlee) Hall (Dominic and Raven); Marshall and Hunter Gould; Mark, Luke, and Madi Claypool; Evan and Nola Waters; and Madeleine Jentarra.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, March 1, 2020, at 1:00pm at the Knights of Pythias Hall (980 Nevada St., Reno, NV 89503).
Gordon will be laid to rest on Monday, March 2, 2020, at 1:00 pm at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery (14 Veteran’s Way, Fernley, NV 89408).
All are welcome to attend.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in the name of Gordon W. Loeffler to the Nevada Humane Society (2825 Longley Lane, Suite B, Reno, NV 89502-8942).


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1:00 PM 3/1/2020 1:00:00 PM
Knight of Pythias Hall

980 Nevada Street
Reno, Nevada 89503

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, March 1, 2020, at 1:00pm at the Knights of Pythias Hall (980 Nevada St., Reno, NV 89503). Gordon will be laid to rest on Monday, March 2, 2020, at 1:00 pm at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery (14 Veteran’s Way, Fernley, NV 89408). All are welcome to attend.

Knight of Pythias Hall
980 Nevada Street Reno 89503 Nevada
United States

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