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December 29, 1941 ~ October 24, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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GORDON WAYNE MOUW, age 82, of Leota, died Tuesday, October 24, 2023, at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. He was born December 29, 1940, on the family farm, in rural Chandler, to William and Margaret (DeBoer) Mouw. He attended Leota Christian School and later Southwest Christian School in Edgerton.
Gordon married Elaine Spyksma on June 26, 1962, in Rock Rapids, IA. After their marriage, the couple lived in Leota where Gordon worked for Mouw’s Hatchery. After moving to the family farm in rural Chandler in 1970, Gordon farmed and built a laying house with 15,000 hens where they picked eggs until the tornado took the barn in 1992. Following the tornado, Gordon raised pullets from baby chicks in two of the barns at the coops on the edge of Leota for several more years. They retired and moved into Leota in 2008.
Gordon was a member of the National Farmers Organization and a lifetime member of the Ebenezer Christian Reformed Church in Leota. He enjoyed farming, nutrition, wintering in Mesa, AZ where he was considered the glue that held the neighborhood together, tinkering with things with Marlyn Groen and having coffee at the “Used To Table”. He was a people person and enjoyed helping others.
Gordon is survived by his wife, Elaine Mouw, Leota; five children, Wayne (Dawn) Mouw, rural Chandler; Craig Mouw, Montrose, SD; Sheila (David) Momberg, Montevideo; Gina (Steve) Devore, Lawrence, KS; and Pamela (Brad) Feist, Edgerton; seventeen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two sisters, LaVonne Hulstein, Edgerton; and Patricia (Stan) Prins, Leota.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter-in-law, Jana Mouw in 2014; and a brother, John (Lillian) Mouw.
All memorial gifts will be directed to Southwest Minnesota Christian Schools. The family thanks everyone for their thoughts, prayers and memories shared.
Funeral will be 11 am Monday, October 30 at the Ebenezer Christian Reformed Church in Leota. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Burial will be in the Leota Community Cemetery.
Dingmann Funeral Home and the Leota Burial Association are in charge of arrangements.