Obituary for Gordon Addison Macdonald

Gordon Addison Macdonald

Birth Date: Jun. 13th, 1931
Date Passed: Mar. 4th, 2018


Gordon Addison Macdonald age 86 of Ravenna, MI died Sunday, March 4, 2018 at Tibbit Elder Care Home in Ravenna. Gordon was born on June 13, 1931 in Traverse City, Michigan to the late Gordon A. and Eleanor (Musselman) Macdonald. He married Carol R. (Steven) Macdonald on August 7, 1954 in Detroit, MI and were lovingly joined together for 48 years. For the past 10 years he shared a cherished relationship with Sally Wagner. Gordon’s career included early contributions to the Ravenna schools and a long, dedicated tenure at Muskegon Business College and Baker College system. He devoted his life to improving his community, committing to his faith, and treasuring his family. Gordon is survived by: Spouse Sally Wagner, of Ravenna, 3 Daughters: Cathy (Gary) Eidson of Spring Lake, Lori (Greg) Miller of Colorado and Ann Wolbrink of Grandville, 5 Grandchildren: Ryan (Sara), Stephanie, Abby (Tony), Courtney (Andrew), Jared, 1 Great Grandchild: Ava, and the Wagner children and their extended families. Gordon was preceded in death by his parents and sister Jean Johnson. He was also preceded in death by Carol on May 25, 2002. A Celebration of Gordon’s life will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 1:00pm at the First Reformed Church of Ravenna with Pastor Steve VanderWoude and Pastor Mary Ivanov officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 11:00am until the time of service. Gordon will be laid to rest privately by family in the Ravenna Township Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Harbor Hospice or Ravenna Lions Club. Go to: or Facebook @ Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna Inc. to sign the online guestbook. The Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna is in charge of funeral arrangements. 231-853-6511


11:00am to 1:00pm on
Mar. 10th, 2018 at First Reformed Church
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1:00pm on Mar. 10th, 2018 at First Reformed Church
Map/Directions to First Reformed Church


on Mar. 10th, 2018 at
Ravenna Township Cemetery
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