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Dan Scott Gordon

July 15, 1952 ~ February 19, 2018 (age 65)

Newton - Dan Scott Gordon, 65, of Newton, Kansas, passed away February 19, 2018, at his home, surrounded by family, after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born in Council Grove, Kansas, July 15, 1952, on his brother’s birthday, to Leland and Alberta (Wilkerson) Gordon.  He was drafted into the US Army in 1972 and served until October 1974. 

Dan spent the last 44 years, with his best friend Marla, and 38 years working as a conductor, brakeman and engineer for the Rock Island, Santa Fe and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroads.

Dan loved telling stories based on fact, he was an avid collector and never missed Jayhawk basketball.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Dan is survived by his wife Marla, of the home: daughters, Kasey Newell and husband Josh, and Danna Gordon, all of Newton; grandsons, Camdyn and Braxtyn Newell, of Newton; sister Linda Duncan and husband Bob, of Abilene; brother John Gordon and wife Susan, of Lakewood, Co; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 P.M., Monday, February 26, 2018, at Council Grove First Congregational Church UCC, 400 Main St., Council Grove, KS, with an inurnment following at Sunny Slope Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Relay for Life or Caring Hands Humane Society. They may be sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, PO Box 273, Council Grove, KS 66846.

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