February 7, 1923 - June 21, 2013
Wallace Gordon Yadon, age 90, of Delavan, WI, passed away peacefully Friday evening, June 21, 2013, at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn, WI. He was born on Feb. 7, 1923, in Delavan, the son of Marshall and Stella (Cooper) Yadon. Gordon was united in marriage to Dorothy Mader on Sept. 9, 1948, in Wisconsin Rapids, WI, and Dorothy preceded him in death on Sept. 29, 2011. Gordon was the Post Master for Delavan, for many years, a free lance writer for the Delavan Enterprise from 1950 to 2011, the unofficial Historian for the City of Delavan, and along with Rudy Lange, the founder and operator of the Delavan Arboretum. He was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Delavan. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran, serving during World War II, and a member of Delavan Legion Post 95.
Gordon is survived by his daughter, Caryl (Paul) Eyre of Cleveland, OH; his son, Douglass Yadon of Delavan; grandchildren: Luke, John and Mark Yadon, Jona (Jeff) Travis, Colin, Brendan, Kylie Eyre, Christopher, Matthew (Cheryl), Benjamin and Thomas Ranum; seven great-grandchildren also survive; a son-in-law, Steven Green; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dorothy; one daughter, Pamela; one son, Robert; four sisters; and one brother.
Memorial Services will be at noon on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at OUR REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH in Delavan, WI, with Rev. Robert P. Rickman officiating. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the CHURCH. Memorials may be made to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church School. MONROE FUNERAL HOME in Delavan, WI, is assisting the family. Visit us at monroefh.com