Plant Memorial Trees
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Starts at 1:00pm
Gordon Lynn Rhodes, age 73, of East Peoria, IL, formerly of Lakeview, MI passed away Thursday, February 10, 2022, at MyMichigan Medical Center - Gratiot, Alma, MI.
A Graveside Service will be held at Lakeview Cemetery at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, with Pastor Mona Kindel officiating.
Gordon was born in Big Rapids, Michigan on May 3, 1948, the son of Don W. and Lois H. (Biehler) Rhodes. He graduated from Lakeview High School with the class of 1967. Upon graduation he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard for 4 years, serving in Vietnam. Gordon went on to earn his associates degree in surveying from Ferris State University. Gordon was a land surveyor and owned and operated his own business for many years. He also worked at Keystone Steel and Wire in Bartonville, IL for several years. He loved sprint car racing, watching military movies and visiting all the Great Lake lighthouses.
He is survived by his sisters: Janet Richard of Knox, IN; Marlene and Dave Andrews of Alma, MI; Connie Rhodes of Ferndale, MI; step-son Tyler and Stephanie Cook of Burlington, IA; step-daughter Tammy and James Reynolds of Des Moines, IA; and step-grandchildren: Annika and Tristan Cook. He is also survived by three nieces and three nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, life partner Sandra Cook on June 16, 2021, step-grandson Carl Warner and brother-in-law John Richard.
Memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca, Michigan.