Gordon D. Denton
|Father: Alvin James Denton|
|Mother: Gertrude ( Schwartz ) Denton|
|Marital Status: Married|
|Resided in: Gordon had lived on the family farm in rural Chalmers, Indiana, most all of his life.|
|Funeral Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020|
|Funeral Location: 12:00 (noon), Saturday, December 12, 2020, Celebration of Life Service at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana.|
|Clergy: Pastor Joseph Bein of the Chalmers Community Church of Chalmers, Indiana.|
|Burial will take place:
Chalmers Cemetery in rural Chalmers, Indiana |
|Visitation will be:
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 (noon), Saturday, December 12, 2020, at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana. |
Gordon Dean Denton, aged 85, passed into Jesus’ arms on December 6, 2020 with his family by his side. Farming was not only his profession, but his way of life. He lived and breathed farming, never straying far from the land to which he dedicated his life. He was a beacon of light in the community in which he lived. His love for Jesus permeated his life, from serving the hungry at the White County Food Pantry, to investing in the lives of others, always making the time to get to know those in his community...waiters and waitresses, 4-H participants, handymen, and countless others. His sense of humor was second to none, teasing his friends and family mercilessly, always with a twinkle in his eye and an ornery grin on his face.
Gordon was a dedicated member of Chalmers Community Church, a Big Creek Township precinct committeeman, and served faithfully on the boards of First Presbyterian, Chalmers Community Church and Mutual of Indiana Insurance Company. He also served devotedly and passionately on the White County 4-H Fair Swine Committee and was honored for his 50+ years of service at the Indiana State Fair. In addition, he was inducted into the White County Agricultural Hall of Fame for exemplary service. He was presented with The Four Way Test Award by the Monticello Rotary Club. He was honored as one of the torch bearers for Big Creek Township during Indiana’s bicentennial celebration. These are just a few of the countless ways Gordon served and impacted his community. The legacy he left will leave a lasting impact on generations to come.
Gordon is survived and will be dearly missed by his high school sweetheart, lifelong business partner and loving wife of 66 ½ years, Marilyn, his children, Brad (Deborah), Brenda (Brian), Bethellen, and Barry (Deb), his grandchildren Joshua Fike, Katie (husband Ben) Cox, Julia (husband Ben) Harcourt, Jade (husband Ryan) Ades, Jacquelynn (husband Nate) Schmalzried, Haley (husband Jake) Yeoman, his step-grandchildren, Aaron (wife Cara) Richardson, and Cody Richardson, eleven great – grandchildren, Alexa, Lillian, and Bradley Cox, Charlotte, Makenna, Faye, and Belle Harcourt, Evan and Owen Ades, Amelia Schmalzried, and Arlo Richardson; one niece, Teresa Garwood; three nephews, Terry Post, Greg Denton, and David Denton; several great nieces, great nephews, cousins, and numerous friends.
Gordon preceded in death by parents, Alvin and Gertrude (née Schwartz) Denton, brother Arnold Denton, sister Irene Post, nephew James “Jim” Denton, son-in-law Stephen Richardson, sister-in-law, Alyce Tatum, nephew-in-law, Charles Garwood, and dear friend Ed Brothers
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to12:00 (noon), on Saturday, December 12, 2020, at the Miller – Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello. Celebration of Life Service will be at the funeral home at 12:00 (noon), Saturday, December 12, 2020, with Rev. Joseph Bein of the Chalmers Community Church of Chalmers.
Burial will follow at the Chalmers Cemetery in rural Chalmers.
Memorials can be made to the White County Community Foundation. Please designate Denton Scholarship Fund.
|Memorial Information: Memorials may be given to the White County Community Foundation. Please designate: Denton Scholarship Fund. Envelopes will be available here at the funeral home or can be mailed to the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home, 6368 E. US 24, Monticello, Indiana, 47960|
|Marriage Information: On June 5, 1954, in at the Federated Church in Brookston, Indiana, he married his high school sweetheart, Marilyn Shultz; she survives.|
|Survivors include: |
Marilyn Denton of Chalmers, Indiana;
Four (4) Children,
Bradly "Brad" (wife Deborah) Denton of Monticello, Indiana,
Brenda (husband Brian) Fike of Brownsburg, Indiana,
Bethellen Richardson of Flora, Indiana, and
Barry (wife Deb) Denton of Chalmers, Indiana;
Six (6) Grandchildren,
Katie (husband Ben) Cox,
Julia (husband Ben) Harcourt,
Jade (husband Ryan) Ades,
Jacquelynn (husband Nate) Schmalzried, and
Haley (husband Jake) Yeoman;
Two (2) Step - Grandchildren,
Aaron (wife Cara) Richardson, and
Eleven (11) Great Grandchildren,
Alexa, Lillian, and Bradley Cox,
Charlotte, Makenna, Faye, and Belle Harcourt,
Evan and Owen Ades
Amelia Schmalzried, and
One (1) Niece,
Three (3) Nephews,
Greg Denton, and
Several Great Nieces, Great Nephews, Cousins, and NUMEROUS Friends!!!!!
|Preceded in Death: |
Alvin James and Gertrude (Schwartz) Denton;
Two (2) Nephews,
James "Jim" Denton, and
|Arrangements by: |
Miller - Roscka Funeral Home, 6368 E. US 24, Monticello, Indiana, 47960 (574) 583-8488.