Funeral services for Gordon Strom, 76 year old Buffalo man who passed away Tuesday at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Center in Sheridan, will be held Monday, July 29th at 2:00 p.m. from the New Life Assembly of God Church with Pastor Ted Ridenour officiating. Visitation will be held from the Harness Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, July 28th from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Burial will be in Willow Grove Cemetery. Friends may donate in Gordon’s memory to the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank in care of the Harness Funeral Home, 351 North Adams Avenue, Buffalo, Wyoming 82834.
Gordon Herbert Strom was born on June 16, 1937 in Ashland, Wisconsin to his parents Herbert and Jessie (Dean) Strom. He married Susan Jean Bennett on April 24, 1964. They have two beloved sons Erik Strom and Kirk Strom. After graduation Gordon attended college at Tri State, in Angola, Indiana where he received a mechanical engineering degree. Gordon started his career at Boeing. He then pursued a second degree in civil engineering at Oregon State University, in Corvallis, Oregon he then moved on to Portland, moving his job to Pacific Power & Light. Gordon started in the Water Department and then took a role in the nuclear power plant training as PP&L representation at the Trojan Nuclear Plant. Gordon was a registered professional engineer. He then transitioned into a career in electric generation at the Dave Johnston Power Plant, Glenrock (WY), Centralia Power Plant (WA), and Wyodak Gillette (WY). After retirement Gordon then started the GS Tech to continue consulting in his field of engineering and project management.
Gordon was a member of Lions Club, Powder River Sno buffs, Pheasants Forever, Backcountry Horsemen, and the New Life Assembly of God. His interests included hunting, fishing, horseback riding, snowmobiling, and skiing, but his main joy was spending time with his family. Gordon loved his family with all his heart and was the best father, husband, brother, uncle, grandpa, and great grandpa anyone could ask for. He never stopped caring or doing for those around him and was always there to lend a helping hand or listening ear. No matter what the situation you could count on Gordy. He will be greatly missed by all those who had the privilege of knowing him. He is leaving a huge legacy behind; he was our hero, best friend and love of our lives.
He is survived by his wife Jean of Buffalo, two sons: Erik Strom and his wife Lucy of Sheridan, Wyoming and Kirk Strom and his wife Teresa of Evansville, Wyoming, one sister, Betty Carpenter of Ashland, Wisconsin, four grandchildren: Erika, Tori, Valerie, and Johnna and six great grandchildren and his nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, a nephew Tim Carpenter and a brother in law Don Carpenter.