Margaret Gordon, 92, of Rogers City passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Tendercare Health Center of Rogers City. She was born February 9, 1925 in Rogers City to Anthony and Agnes (Yarch) Mulka. On June 20, 1945 she married Lt. Charles Gordon at St. Ignatius Catholic Church. He preceded her in death
March 17, 1991.
Margaret worked for General Telephone Company for many years as an operator, when automation arrived in the Rogers City area she took a position in the company’s business office.
Margaret devoted her life to her husband and family.
She liked to bake cookies thus earning her the name from
her grandchildren “cookie-dough grandma.” She also taught herself to crochet and loved working in her garden and yard. Margaret especially enjoyed being a grandmother and spending time with her family. She was a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church, its Rosary Society and the Daughters of Isabella.
Mrs. Gordon is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Root of Lansing and Gretchen (Ken) Leppert of Rogers City; one son, Keith (Peg) Gordon of Rogers City; a daughter-in-law, Gretchen Gordon of Cumming, Georgia; she was Busia to eight grandchildren, Gordon (Ellen) Root, Kathy Root, Heather (Chris) O’Dea, Scott (Sabrina) Leppert, Katie (Paul) Varga, John (Kathryn) Gordon, Jacqui Yates and Christopher Gordon; 11 great-grandchildren, Amberlynne Wells, Ella, Ryan and Samantha Varga, Ava and Charlie Gordon, Jocelyn Gordon Yates, Trenton and Trace O’Dea, and Lilly and Novalee Leppert; a sister, Betty Vogelheim of Rogers City; a brother, Donald (Virginia) Mulka of Prudenville; many nieces and nephews; and her Tendercare Family.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Charles II; a grandson, Joshua Gordon; five brothers, Edmond, Clarence, Henry, Carl and Wallace Mulka; and three sisters, infant Martha, Angeline Gordon and Clara Modrzynski.
Visitation was at St. Ignatius Catholic Church Wednesday, May 17, through time of Mass of Resurrection celebrated by the Rev. James Fitzpatrick.
Interment took place at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to Rogers City Tendercare’s activity room or St. Ignatius School’s Angel Fund in memory of Margaret Gordon.
Arrangements are in care of the Beck Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be addressed through www.beckfuneralhome.org.