Gordon LeRoy Maish

April 30, 2020

Gordon LeRoy Maish, 84, of Frankfort, passed away April 30, 2020 at Witham Hospital.  He was born January 27, 1936 in Clinton County, Ind. to Merrill & Laura (Avery) Maish. His marriage of 58 years was to Charlotte M. Koons on February 19, 1960 and she preceded him in death in June 14, 2018.

Gordon was a graduate of Michigantown High School.  He was an engineer on the Nickle Plate and Norfolk Southern Railroad for 36 years.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church and was formerly a member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church.  He was a 50 plus year member of the Jefferson Vesta Masonic Lodge. Gordon enjoyed playing cards, camping, gardening, mushroom hunting, loved fishing and his family, especially his grandchildren.


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Visitation and Services

A restricted visitation will be 1-2:30 p.m. Monday, May 4, 2020 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. A graveside service will be 3 p.m. at Hopewell Cemetery. Please arrive at Goodwin Funeral Home by 2:10 p.m. to proceed to the cemetery for the graveside service. The graveside service will be recorded and a link will be provided on our website following the service. Memorial donations may be made to the Vesta Masonic Lodge or First Baptist Church. A Celebration of Life will be held this summer.

Survived by:

2 Daughters: Karla (Brandon) Schwartz of rural Frankfort, Kimi Shirar of Frankfort, 1 Son: Doug Maish of West Lafayette, 2 Sisters: Wilmina DeFord and Thelma Seward, 7 Grandchildren: Whitney, Chase (Rhiannon) Luke, Kara, Amanda (Brad), Crystal (Justin) and Robert (Breanna) and 10 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Dennis Shirar, a brother, Bernard Maish and a sister Bernadine Coombs.


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41 Condolences for “Gordon LeRoy Maish”

  1. Susie Randolph May 1, 2020 at 2:17 pm

    Doug and Karla, Our deepest sympathies in the passing of your Dad, Gordon. Lots of great memories with him and your Mom, Charlotte. My heart goes out to you!

  2. Diana Schutz May 1, 2020 at 2:43 pm

    Our sympathy and prayers for you and your family of the loss of your loved one! Had some fun times when we were all just kids at Aunt Laura & Uncle Merrells house!

    Diana (Huffer) and Jim Schutz

  3. Nancy Harris May 1, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    Dear Doug and family,,
    So very sorry for your loss. Cherish the time your family had to be with your Dad at the end. It is a treasure that you will always remember.

  4. Beverly Louks May 1, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    so sorry to hear Gordon had passed away a very good friend and real sweetheart will be greatly missed

  5. Karen Zartman May 1, 2020 at 4:48 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss! Lots of thoughts and love for you.


  6. Rick and Marsha Nance May 1, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss. We use to run in to him a lot at Jim and Delores’s. Thoughts and prayers to everyone. My mom (Jo-Ann Royer) was a good friend to Minie. Tell her we said hello and we are keeping her in our prayers.

  7. Jolene May 1, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    I am so sorry that I can’t be with you in your time of loss. I pray you remember all the good times you shared with your folks.

  8. Kim Ray May 1, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    My sincere condolences to Gordon’s family. We formed a special bond when we went on our Holy Land trip in 2000. What a joy to have shared that special adventure with Gordon and Charlotte. Love Kim Ray

  9. Bonnie Wells-Randolph May 1, 2020 at 5:36 pm

    Doug and Family,

    I am so sorry . You are in our heart and prayers. May God Bless You and your family.

  10. Jerry Maish May 1, 2020 at 5:41 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers extend to you, there are many memories growing up and family dinners. I wish the best you in you time of grieving.
    Jerry Maish and family

  11. Becki Magee May 1, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    It was a pleasure and a blessing to know Gordon. I pray for comfort for all of your family. God Bless. Hugs

  12. Mike and Patty Deford May 1, 2020 at 6:31 pm

    Hugs to our cousins during this hard time. You know where we are if you need us. Thoughts and prayers.

  13. Dixie Huffer May 1, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    So very sorry to hear of Gordon’s passing!! My sincere sympathy to Doug, Karla, Kimi , Thelma and Wilmina🙏🙏 Love from cousin Dixie Huffer in Fort Myers FL

  14. Missy Schmidt May 1, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. So sorry for your loss Doug and family. May your Dad spread his wings and watch over you now.
    Missy Schmidt.

  15. Carolyn Hinshaw May 1, 2020 at 7:19 pm

    So sorry for your loss.

  16. Jenny (Fuel) Smith May 1, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    Karla & Doug,
    I am so sorry for the passing of your dad. You both will be in my prayers.

  17. Jeanie and Gary Thompson May 1, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    We send you our condolences for the loss of Gordon. We will keep all of the family in our thoughts and prayers.

  18. Debbie Skow May 1, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    Thoughts and prayers for all the family, hugs for you Karla and Chase I’m so sorry for the loss of your dad and grandpa my heart goes out to you all.

  19. Cathy Shirley May 1, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    So sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you!

  20. Kathy Keiser May 1, 2020 at 11:09 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss and that we can’t be there to share in the memories. Love to you all. Kathy “Kaylor” Keiser

  21. Barb & Wayne Fausett May 2, 2020 at 4:59 am

    Karla, Brandon & Family, We are so sorry to see Gordon has passed. He was such a loving friend of both Art’s & Wayne’s. Good Old Boys Club! He always had a joke for them & a slap on the back in friendship. He came to camp last fall & visited us after his doctors appt. in Crawfordsville. Always a joy to visit with him & Charlotte. May God bless you all with His comfort & peace. We love you.

  22. Jeff Cox May 2, 2020 at 7:37 am

    So sorry for your loss. I enjoyed cutting his hair. He enjoyed talking about his family, camping, and railroad stories.
    Jeff Cox

  23. Exie Pence May 2, 2020 at 7:38 am

    So sorry for your loss. I enjoyed playing cards with your folks. Cards was something your Dad took really serious.

  24. Brenda Ed Harrington May 2, 2020 at 8:46 am

    Karla and Brandon, sorry to here this, loved your dad, he was so sweet and kind wish we could be there for you, know you are in our prayers.

  25. Sharon Easterday May 2, 2020 at 8:50 am

    My heart goes out to you and your family Doug in the loss of your father.

  26. Phil & Gloria Crum May 2, 2020 at 9:58 am

    Sincere sympathies to all of Gordon’s family.

  27. Deb May 2, 2020 at 12:10 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers surround you and your family.
    Deb Weirick

  28. Angie Schutz May 2, 2020 at 1:01 pm

    Karla and family, So sorry for your loss! Gordon will truly be missed! He always had a smile and was always so kind to me! Love and prayers!
    Blaine and Angie Schutz

  29. William Thompson May 2, 2020 at 5:54 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss, he was a very special person, will be missed by everyone.

  30. Jessica “JJ” Johnson May 3, 2020 at 8:42 am

    Gordon was one of my favorite customers when I worked at the bank. My first time meeting him and helping him was when his wife passed away. It was heartbreaking and we cried together. Since then he would always wait for me to be able to help him. His first thanksgiving without his wife was coming up and he told me it was going to be tough and he was going to miss a pie she always made him. I looked up a recipe for this pie and I made him one and he came and got it from me. He cried and hugged me. I left when I was pregnant and due with my son and he got me a card and some chocolates. I really had hoped I’d get to see him out and about sometime but didn’t get the chance. My sympathies for all his family and friends. He was a very sweet man and will be missed by many.

  31. Gordon Cassell May 3, 2020 at 10:48 am

    God Bless you. Karla, Brandon & Family

  32. Chris, Art & Paula Fausett May 3, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    So very sorry for your loss Karla! Art sends his love & condolences as well!

  33. Dick McCarty May 3, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    So sorry for loss. I went to Michigantown High School also. I was 4 years behind Gordon.
    He was a nice Guy.

  34. Carol Scott May 3, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    So sorry for your loss! I knew your dad through the library.
    I will miss him, such a sweet guy, but now can be with his wife who he missed dearly.
    With Deepest Sympathy!
    Carol Scott

  35. Carolv Harrison May 3, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    Praying for peace & comfort to surround your family at this time of loss.

  36. Patty Zink May 4, 2020 at 7:52 am

    Dear Karla and Doug, I am so sorry about your Father’s passing. With much sympathy, Patty Zink

  37. Saretha Wright May 4, 2020 at 8:29 am

    Karla, We are keeping you and your family in our prayers. Your Dad was such a sweetheart and will be missed.
    Saretha & Ty

  38. Mildred Tansey Keaton May 4, 2020 at 10:18 am

    So sorry, Doug. I share your grief. Just a year ago I lost my husband of 10 years. Lost Charles about same time. I’ll Keep you in my prayers.

  39. Cindi Danner May 4, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    So very sorry for your loss! He was a great man!

  40. Kenny and Sally Mitchell May 4, 2020 at 12:29 pm

    Our love and prayers, he was such a great person, loved his family and God. Going to miss seeing his smile in church.

  41. raymond burns May 4, 2020 at 3:49 pm

    Thelma and Tom, Sorry for your loss. We just left Frankfort Friday, attended my sisters funeral.
    Our sincere condolences for your family and Gordon’s family.
    Raymond and Alicia Burns

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