Donn A. Gordon, Jr.


Donn Allen Gordon Jr, otherwise known as “Donnie” by close friends and family, left this world on February 8, 2021 at the age of 51.

Donn is survived by his 3 daughters (Lauren, 25, Ella, 22, Olivia, 17), 2 granddaughters, (Stella and Aria),  mother of his children (Dana Truan-Gordon), his father (Donn Gordon Sr), his mother and step-father (Jeanie and Ken Paulson), his mother-in-law (Marlene Gonzales), his father-in-law (Terry Truan), his sister, brother-in-law and nephew (Kiley, Jason, and Kieran Stevens), his sisters-in-law and brothers in-law (Kelly and Kenny Fixmer, Ronell Truan and John Donohoe), his nieces and nephews (Taylor and Bailee Truan, Bridger and Brady Fixmer), and his step sister and family (Jackie, Mike, and Avett Salyer).

Donn was born in Boulder, Colorado and passed away in Poplar, Wisconsin after an 18-year journey raising his family in the state he so loved.

Raising three girls often invited the joke that there was “never enough testosterone” in the house. That said, Donn lived for his girls and would do anything for them at the drop of a hat.

Yet, the hats he wore expanded far beyond just “dad”. Over the years you’d catch him as softball coach one month, and basketball coach the next. You’d catch him as one of very few dedicated dance-dads, in the crowd supporting his daughters at every performance.

In the summer months you’d be most likely to catch him in the middle of the woods somewhere, covered in mosquito bites, happy as can be. May it be fishing or hunting, the outdoors was where he found pure relaxation and joy.

As the leaves began to change and the snow began to fall, you’d catch him slouched in his recliner, his yorki-poodle on his lap, yelling at the Broncos to “catch the damn ball”.

And, if you had the opportunity to have a conversation with Donn any time of year, you’d likely catch him saying many things about how much he loved his country. (If you’re lucky, you may have even found yourself in the middle of an unexpected political debate).

Throughout his committed 25-year long career as a United States Border Patrol Agent, he served his country deeply and touched lives along the way.

Father, coach, son, brother - every hat he wore, he wore it with pride.

He had a good heart and will continue to love his girls from afar, forevermore.

A Celebration of Life Open House will be taking place on February 21st from 2:00pm - 4:00pm at Mission Covenant Church in Poplar, Wisconsin.

If Donn impacted you in any way, if he brought joy to your life, if he was a friend, coworker, or if you’d simply like to pay respects to him and/or his grieving family, we would love to have you join us for an open-house to celebrate his life and remember him for all that he was.

WHERE: Mission Covenant Church

5161 S County Rd P, Poplar, WI 54864

WHEN: February 21st, 2:00 - 4:00pm Central Time

ITINERARY: due to his long-standing 25-year career as a United States Border Patrol Agent, the Honor Guard will be performing to honor Donn and his dedicated service to our country.

NOTES: Masks are appreciated and measures will be taken to respect the safety of all attendees. If you are sick or experiencing symptoms, we ask that you please stay home.

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