Gordon was born Feb. 28, 1936 in North Dakota. His parents, William and Mary (Pahl) Bierwagen, moved to the family farm on Blue Slide Road in 1936 when Gordon was 6 months old. He was a Thompson Falls High School graduate and served in the National Guard.
Gordon worked as a construction surveyor and helped construct the Noxon Dam, Libby Dam, Dworshak Dam, Safeco Field, Century Link Field (home of his beloved Seahawks), Satsop Nuclear Power Plant, and the Spokane Arena. Gordon was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, Seahawk football games and traveling.
Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mary Bierwagen; brothers Ray and Curtis; sisters Vi (Brenan), Bernice (Thompson), Hermie (Charron), Martha (Hall), Kathleen (Bierwagen) and Donna (Delisle).
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ruthie; sons, Tony (Lynn) of Thompson Falls, and Rick (Susan) of Acton, Mass.; grandchildren Cadence Bierwagen (fiancé Brian Walls) of Vancouver, Wash.; William Bierwagen (companion Deanna Rowe) of Thompson Falls; Mary (Steve) Lyons of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and Paul Bierwagen and Jack Bierwagen of Acton. He has three great-grandchildren, Macy and Josie Lyons of Coeur d’Alene and Landyn Bierwagen of Fairfield, Mont.
A gathering of family and friends will occur in the spring or summer of 2015 to lay our loved one to rest on the family farm on the Blue Slide Road.
In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to Tidewell Hospice or the Hope Foundation in Bradenton Florida or to the hospice of your choice.