She then began working in January of 1974 at Community Bailey Hospital through its transition to Mid Dakota Hospital until June of 2003.Gratefully sharing her life are her children Dennis (Elizabeth) Johnson of Abilene, KS, Robert (Wanita) Johnson of Mesquite, NV, and Patricia (late Alan Lien) Lien of Chamberlain, SD; seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; Dr.
Gordon was appointed to the South Dakota Career Service Commission in 1991, and served until earlier this year. Sherrill as organist with the Barbershoppers as vocalists.Active pallbearers will be: Jerry Miller, Claire Konold, Carroll Moe and George Heller. He became a reporter for the Watertown Public Opinion, and after about a year he was named the Executive Vice President of the American Cancer Society for South Dakota.He continued his singing with the barbershop choir and at church in Watertown. Gordon is survived by his sainted wife Beth; three children: William “Bill” (Lori) Garnos, Gladstone, Missouri, Heather (John) Simmonds, Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Richard Garnos, Watertown, South Dakota; three grandchildren: Marshall (Caitlin) Simmonds, Charleston, South Carolina, Jordan Simmonds, Kalamazoo, and Elizabeth Garnos, Louisville, Kentucky; and one brother Verle “Bob” (Pat) Garnos, Midwest City, Oklahoma. Johnson of Chamberlain, SD were held Saturday, December 10, 2016 at St. Will was born May 8, 1925 to Kyle and Ella (Hayes) Will.James Catholic Church in Chamberlain with burial in St. She attended country school at Wide Awake and high school at Gann Valley graduating in 1943.He also served on Watertown’s Salvation Army Advisory Board for over 20 years.
Gordon always loved singing, and was a member of a distinguished male choir while in Chester, where he met Beth’s father. Gordon and Beth lived on Lake Kampeska for many years, and he enjoyed cruising the lake on their pontoon boat.
He was named the South Dakota Elk of the Year in 1985, served as the District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler in 1988, and as the State President in 19.
Garnos was an active member of the Jaycees, where he served as the chapter president in Watertown, and received their Distinguished Service Award.
He was also a member of Lions International and Rotary International.
In 1994, Gordon became a charter member of the Karing Kapers Board of Directors, to raise funds for benevolent activities in the Watertown area.
William (Norma) Will of Huron, SD; sister-in-law Marilyn Will of Chesterville, MO; and numerous nieces and nephews.