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John R. Gorton

John R. Gorton

November 2, 2020

John R Gorton, age 79, passed away on November 2, 2020, at his home in Menomonie, with family and caregivers by his side. John was born in Bloomer on August 22, 1941, to Raymond and Mava (Martin) Gorton.

Although saddled with developmental disabilities from birth, John lived a full and rich life. He loved going for a ride in the car and enjoyed being outdoors soaking in the sun and watching the wildlife. His devilish grin and boisterous laugh was a sure sign he was up to something mischievous. Although he couldn’t speak, John communicated with his eyes, his touch and his smile. He was a gentle soul who touched the lives of many.

John is survived by his siblings, Nancy Gorton, Jeffrey (Linda) Gorton, William (Lynn) Gorton, Dolly (Mike) Bauer; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, November 6, 2020, at Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Cremation Services in Bloomer, 1806 17th Avenue, with Deacon Laura Gorton officiating. Interment will be in the Bloomer Cemetery immediately following the service.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Friday.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, masks will be required at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to The Arc of Dunn County, Inc., Menomonie, Wi, online at arcofdunncounty.org/donate.

Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Cremation Services in Bloomer is serving the family.

Visitation

1-2 p.m. on Friday, November 6, 2020, at Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Cremation Services in Bloomer.

Service

2 p.m. on Friday, November 6, 2020, at Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Cremation Services in Bloomer.

Florist Information

Memorials are preferred to The Arc of Dunn County, Inc., Menomonie, Wi, online at arcofdunncounty.org/donate.

Condolences

  • Alison Sherman Dolly I am so sorry for your loss. I hope loving memories of John are sustaining you during this difficult time. Sending you love and prayers.
    Warmly,
    Alison, Garth, Nathan and Cooper

    November 5 at 9:11am

  • Joan Marie( Martin) Grell I am so sorry to read about John's passing. He was always smiling and I remember him with his basketball, when I would come over in the summertime and stay with you. I wish I could make the services but I'm sorry I can't be there. Please know you are all in my prayers and thoughts. Love to all of you Joan

    November 2 at 5:14pm

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