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Laura Ann (Gellinger) Gordon

Laura Ann (Gellinger) Gordon
  • December 15, 1962 - January 4, 2017
  • Galesburg, Michigan
  • Association of Frontotemporal Degeneration
    Radnor Station Building 2, suite 320
    290 King of Prussia Road
    Radnor, PA 19087
  • Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan
    222 N. Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 100
    Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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“David, Kendall, Carley, Kathy, and Terry,We are so very sorry to hear of Laura's passing. We are praying you all find peace and comfort in your...Read More »
1 of 46 | Posted by: Kelly Henson-Evertz - Stuart, FL

“My heart breaks for Laurie and her family. May they find some peace and comfort in knowing that she is in the arms of Uncle Andy and Aunt Lou.My...Read More »
2 of 46 | Posted by: Sharon Herlihy - Bloomingdale, IL

“"For better or for worse", and you were there with her through all of it! God bless you and your family, Dave! You are in my thoughts and prayers! ...Read More »
3 of 46 | Posted by: John Sturgeon - Portage, MI

“Rich and I want to offer our condolences to you and your family. We hope precious memories of Laura will be a comfort to you at this time and will...Read More »
4 of 46 | Posted by: Joanne and Richard Merrell - FL

“Dave, Kendall & Carley,So sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers. I hope the wonderful memories you have of Laura will help to bring you peace...Read More »
5 of 46 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Mr. & Mrs. Gellinger, Mike, Amy & Family and David, Kendall, Carley & Family,I am so sad to hear of Laura's passing. My heart aches for you. At...Read More »
6 of 46 | Posted by: Lynelle Herstedt - Watertown, SD

“David, Kendall, Carly, and Terry and Kathy,We are very saddened about Laura's passing. Our thoughts and prayers be with you all. Our condolenses to...Read More »
7 of 46 | Posted by: Arvid and Karen Herstedt - AZ

“Dear Kathy, Terry, David and family, There are no words to express my heartfelt sympathy, they say memories are the legacy of love, hold dear...Read More »
8 of 46 | Posted by: debbie frank - stuart, FL

“I am a friend to Dolly. I went to school with Dolly. I didn't know Laura, but I know she was a very special person to all in the family. We pray...Read More »
9 of 46 | Posted by: Ivy welty - wadsworth, OH

“David, Kendall & Carley-You are all in our prayers during this most difficult time. Feel the love of Laura around you always. What a beautiful...Read More »
10 of 46 | Posted by: Bjorn & Lori Green - Richland, MI

“To David and girls, My heart, love and thoughts are with you. I am so sorry for your loss. Hold on to your memories...They are gifts. Annie ”
11 of 46 | Posted by: Ann Wirtz - Elk Rapids, MI

“Gellinger Family: We were saddened to hear about Laura's condition and her passing. We have fond memories of those days in Palatine and at Fremd...Read More »
12 of 46 | Posted by: Pam Hascup Blegen - Katy, TX

“We are heartsick over the loss of Laura. We know she and her family battled bravely. Our deepest sympathy to her family. You are all in our...Read More »
13 of 46 | Posted by: Pam and Don Skinner - Palatine, IL

“We were saddened hear that your daughter Laura has passed away. Our thoughts are with you and your family. With deepest sympathy ”
14 of 46 | Posted by: Robert & Lois Carman - Stuart, FL

“Kathy and Terry...Steve and I are saddened to hear of Laura's passing.When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure. Knowing...Read More »
15 of 46 | Posted by: Karen and Steve Griffin - FL

“I'm so very sorry . God bless you all. ”
16 of 46 | Posted by: Susan Gazella - Stuart, FL

“Terry and Kathy,Our deepest sympathy is sent to both of you.We know you dedicated your efforts to care, support and love Laura. Our thoughts are with...Read More »
17 of 46 | Posted by: Fred and Betty Button - Fairport, NY

“David, Kendall and Carley, Laura was a beautiful lady and I feel honored to have known her the short time I did. When Brian and I are on the...Read More »
18 of 46 | Posted by: Jo Williams - Granby, CO

“Dear Kathy and family, my prayers are with you and your family. May your wonderful memories of Laura comfort you and your family at this most...Read More »
19 of 46 | Posted by: Marty Zunich - Stuart, FL

“I was so very sorry to hear of Laura's passing. My deepest sympathy. ”
20 of 46 | Posted by: Judy Hascup - Greensboro, NC

“Dave,We are so very sorry to hear of Laura's passing. We hope you are able to find moments of comfort and peace amid your grief. Please know we are...Read More »
21 of 46 | Posted by: Dianne Sczesny - Grand rapids, MI

“I was so very sorry to hear of Laura's passing. My deepest sympathy. ”
22 of 46 | Posted by: Judy Hascup - Greensboro, NC

“We were so sorry to hear of Laura's passing. She will be missed by her many friends and family. ”
23 of 46 | Posted by: Marsha Collins - Stuart, FL

“Peachie and Terry.....Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of mourning for the loss of your daughter, Laura. God bless...Read More »
24 of 46 | Posted by: Jane Carter - Osage Beach, MO

“My heartfelt sympathy for the family. Laura was always smiling and kind. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. ”
25 of 46 | Posted by: Gay Richter (Jackson) - Portage, MI

“Dave & Girls ~ Rena and I offer our Deepest Sympathy & Condolences to you all.Laura was a Bright Light in our Weathervane Farms Neighborhood,...Read More »
26 of 46 | Posted by: Bruce & Rena Heleniak - Galesburg, MI

“My deepest condolences ”
27 of 46 | Posted by: barb woodard - Kalamazoo, MI

“David, Kendall and Carley, we are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.Jurgen EnglmaierBirgit Maier ”
28 of 46 | Posted by: Jurgen Englmaier - Portage, MI

“Dear Kathy, Terry & Family So sorry to hear that Laura passed away . We know about a loss of a child . You are in our prayers .Love Ingrid &...Read More »
29 of 46 | Posted by: Ingrid & Mike Tansey - Stuart, FL

“Praying your entire family will find peace and comfort. ”
30 of 46 | Posted by: Jim and Grace Hodges

“David, we are so sorry for your family's loss. Our thoughts and prayers are you in this difficult time. ”
31 of 46 | Posted by: Amanda &Mike Perez - Kalamazoo, MI

“Kathy Terry words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss. May god bless you all and remember what a wonderful person she was. Thinking of all...Read More »
32 of 46 | Posted by: Fran & Andy Bondi - Stuart, FL

“The memories of the time spent with Laura and her family at WBL on Elk Lake are special and will be cherished forever. Laura was a great mom, wife...Read More »
33 of 46 | Posted by: chris barnet - dallas, TX

“I just wanted to send a quick note to express my deepest condolences to Laura's family and to Mr. and Mrs. Gellinger as well as Mike. I have nothing...Read More »
34 of 46 | Posted by: Jeff Hernandez - Schaumburg, IL

“We are saddened by the loss of your beautiful daughter Laura Ann and will keep you all in our prayers at this difficult time.The Hopwood's ”
35 of 46 | Posted by: Robert and Beverly Hopwood - FL

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. We celebrate Laura's memory and the dedication of her family during her illness...Read More »
36 of 46 | Posted by: Sparkie and Barbara Berthiaume - MA

“Our prayers and thoughts are with the family - we are so sorry for your loss. ”
37 of 46 | Posted by: Pat Rizzolo - Port St Lucie, FL

“Dear Dave and family, We only knew Laura for a short time but so enjoyed her lovely personality. She was such a warm person and so easy to be with....Read More »
38 of 46 | Posted by: Sharon Ormerod - Stuart, FL

“We are so sorry to hear about Laura. We have been almost life long friends of the Gellinger and Laura was our first babysitter. David has been such...Read More »
39 of 46 | Posted by: Leon and Jan Kasuboske - FL

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family! ”
40 of 46 | Posted by: Dianne Thrasher (Langshaw) - MI

“Our deepest and sincere condolences to the family of Laura. She went to school with our boys but we knew her sister Amy and parents Kathy and.Terry...Read More »
41 of 46 | Posted by: Clem and Annie Hernandez - IL

“May peaceful happy memories of Laura fill your days. My thoughts and prayers are with your family! ”
42 of 46 | Posted by: Michele Hernandez Mathieson - IL

“Dave, you and your family are in our hearts and prayers. ”
43 of 46 | Posted by: Julie and Jeff Mayuiers - Mendon, MI

“So sorry to hear about Laura Ann . Our thoughts are with the family. ”
44 of 46 | Posted by: Gerardo Pagnani

“I am so sorry for your families loss. May she Rest In Peace ”
45 of 46 | Posted by: Michele Cortazzo (davis)

“Peace be with you Laura, Love You ”
46 of 46 | Posted by: Kristina Stiller - Akron, OH

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Laura Ann (Gellinger) Gordon of Galesburg, MI

Laura, age 54, passed away after being diagnosed with FrontoTemporal Degeneration (FTD) a few years ago. Laura was a loving mother, wonderful wife, kind friend and beautiful person. Laura was born December 15, 1962 in Joliet, IL to Kathleen (McGinnis) and Terrence Gellinger. Laura grew up in Palatine, IL and graduated from Fremd High School in 1981. She attended the University of Illinois and earned her BSc. Laura began her professional career in retail management with The Limited Brands and later became a flight attendant with American Airlines. In 1991, she married David Gordon. After the birth of their second daughter, Laura took an early retirement offer from American Airlines and focused her efforts on her family. The family moved to the Kalamazoo area in 1999. Laura was very involved with her girls' school, civic, faith and athletic activities and organizations throughout their childhoods; donating her time and talents wherever and whenever needed. A nature lover, Laura enjoyed caring for and tending to her perennial flower gardens. She was an avid walker; regardless of weather conditions, Laura could be seen getting in her walk around the neighborhood. Laura, always a gracious hostess, was as creative in the kitchen as she was with her home décor. Laura's love of travel was tested when the family took a two year expatriate assignment in Germany in the late 90's. She enjoyed her summer holidays on the beautiful blue waters of Elk Lake and put up with spring breaks on the ski slopes rather than the beaches. Laura enjoyed time with her friends and the varied activities of the ladies' nights out which seemed to always include chardonnay. Her radiant smile and charming presence will be missed by all.

Laura is survived by her dedicated husband, David; their daughters, Kendall and Carley; parents, Kathleen and Terry Gellinger of Stuart, FL; brother, Mike (Kelly) Gellinger of Scottsdale, AZ; sister, Amy (Dave) Reynolds of Fishers, IN and many other nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and in-laws.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 14th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church, 12648 East D Avenue, Augusta, MI 49012 with Father John D. Fleckenstein, Celebrant and Deacon Michael A. Carl, Assisting. Immediately following the Mass, family and friends will continue Laura's life celebration with a time of fellowship and a luncheon at the Gull Lake Country Club, 9725 West Gull Lake Drive, Richland, MI 49083. Laura's family will greet friends on Friday, January 13th from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel, 9170 East D Avenue (M-89), where a Time of Reflections will be held at 7:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions in Laura's honor may be directed to
The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD)
Radnor Station Building 2, Suite 320
290 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA 19087
AFTD is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax-deductible. The AFTD federal tax ID number is 41-2073220.
Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan
222 North Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 100,
Kalamazoo, MI 49007