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Michael "Mike" Gordon

May 19, 1982 ~ May 7, 2021 (age 38)


Michael Allen Gordon, 38, of Tecumseh, died unexpectedly in his home on May 7, 2021. He was born May 19, 1982 in Lincoln, Nebraska, the youngest son of the union of Bruce Gordon and Debra (Schmidt) Baehr. Michael attended Beatrice, Tecumseh, and Lincoln High Schools. Mike was raised outside of Tecumseh, lived in Lincoln for a short time, moved to Sterling with Samantha, then moved back to Tecumseh where he lived until his death. He returned to Tecumseh to be closer to his brothers, as family was extremely important to him. He was baptized and confirmed in the United Methodist Church, Tecumseh Nebraska.

Mike was united in marriage to Samantha Grof of Sterling on October 22, 2016 by Pastor Hugh Giesbrecht. To this union two children were born, Adelynn and Ezra.

Mike's career consisted of construction, masonry and truck driving. He started out his truck driving career with Lempka Trucking, then worked for Buhr's Trucking where Samantha was also employed. He continued his driving career with Marlin Ebbers Trucking, Inc. and was most recently employed with Farmer's Cooperative.  His greatest joy was his family. He loved playing with his children, and many nieces and nephews. Mike treated them as they were his own. Mike loved animals, models, Peterbilt semi-trucks, camping, working on muscle cars and just being outdoors. He also loved playing family board games and especially the "voting game" which was his daughter's favorite game.

Mike is survived by his wife Samantha, daughter Adelynn and son Ezra, mother Debra (Schmidt) Baehr and stepfather Jack Baehr of Tecumseh, father Bruce Gordon of Tecumseh, brothers Brian Gordon and his wife Nikki of rural Elk Creek, Casey Gordon and wife Kristen of Tecumseh, Dan Gordon and wife Lindsay of Waterloo, Nebraska, and sister Kellie Gordon of Lincoln, step-brother Kris Baehr of Syracuse, and step-sister Kim Stahl and husband Pat of Pawnee City, mother-in-law Shari Grof of Tecumseh, sisters-in-law Heidi Beltz and husband Jay of Norfolk, Aimee Daily of New Mexico, Tara Higby and husband Josh "Smooth" Higby of Sutton and Taina Grof of Lincoln, and brothers-in-law Jesse Grof and wife Rachelle of Tecumseh and Matt Grof of Sterling. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Mike is preceded in death by his grandparents, Lorin and Nancy Schmidt and Charles and Mildred Gordon and father-in-law, David Grof.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at the First Baptist Church in Tecumseh, Nebraska, with Rev. Hugh Giesbrecht officiating.  The service will also be livestreamed on the Wherry Mortuary/Wherry Monument Facebook page for those unable to attend.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., with family greeting friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at the Wherry Mortuary in Tecumseh, Nebraska.

Memorials may go to the family’s choice.

Interment will be in the Sterling Cemetery, Sterling, Nebraska. followed by a luncheon provided by the Tecumseh Fire Department at the Tecumseh Fire Hall. 

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May 11, 2021

9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Wherry Mortuary, Tecumseh
202 N. 3rd Street
Tecumseh, NE 68450

Family Greeting Friends
May 11, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wherry Mortuary, Tecumseh
202 N. 3rd Street
Tecumseh, NE 68450

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Funeral Service
May 12, 2021

10:00 AM
First Baptist Church
333 Jackson Street
Tecumseh, Nebraska 68450

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