Gordon Ray Coning

East Tawas, Michigan
June 17, 1951 - February 15, 2020

Visitations

Visitation will take place for Gordon from 4-8 p.m. Friday, February 21, 2020 and 10-11 a.m. Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the Buresh Funeral Home, 416 Whittemore Street, Tawas City, Michigan 48763. Gordon will be laid to rest in Greenwood Cemetery in East Tawas, Michigan in the spring . Online condolences may be offered at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com

Service Location

Buresh Funeral Home ~ Tawas Chapel

Services

Military honors will be rendered Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 11 a.m. at the Buresh Funeral Home, 416 Whittemore Street, Tawas City, Michigan 48763.

Obituary Notice

Gordon Ray Coning, age 68, passed away Saturday evening, February 15, 2020 with his family by his side at home in East Tawas, Michigan.
Gordon was born June 17, 1951 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Donald Leroy and Suzanne M. (Letts) Coning. He graduated from Lapeer Senior High in 1969. On June 4, 1970, Gordon enlisted in the United States Air Force. He proudly served for 11 years obtaining rank of Staff Sergeant. While in the Air Force, Gordon became a military aircraft weapons leader. He had been a maintenance technician for Tendercare Nursing Home in Tawas City for 20 years as well as the Power Mechanics Instructor at Iosco RESA in Tawas City. Gordon enjoyed flying radio controlled airplanes and was a charter fishing captain on the Great Lakes.
On October 20, 1972, Gordon married Kailoh Brutprom who survives him along with his children, Nick (Aon) Coning, Debra Coning, and Dalen (Sarah) Coning; three grandchildren, Keaton, Kyler, and Matthew; brothers, Gary (Debbie) Coning, Scott Coning, David Coning, Paul James (Margaret) Lied, Gayle (Scott) Mylarski; sister, Diane Coning; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to his parents, Gordon was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Coning.
Visitation will take place for Gordon from 4-8 p.m. Friday, February 21, 2020 and 10-11 a.m. Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the Buresh Funeral Home, 416 Whittemore Street, Tawas City, Michigan 48763. Gordon will be laid to rest in Greenwood Cemetery in East Tawas, Michigan in the spring . Memorial contributions may be directed to Heartland Hospice, 417 West Houghton Avenue, West Branch, Michigan 48661. Online condolences may be offered at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com

Memorials

Heartland Hospice
417 West Houghton Avenue
West Branch, Michigan 48661

Cemetery

Greenwood Cemetery, East Tawas, Michigan

Condolences

I'm so sorry to hear of Gordon's passing. My condolences go out to his family and friends.
— Mary Young
Dear Kai and Family, So sorry to hear about Gordon. Last time I saw him he was smiling and laughing. That is how I will remember him. He was a very special person and will be missed by many people. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
— Bev McFaul
So very sorry for for the loss of a wonderful man. Gordon always made people feel welcome and at home. He made such an impact on so many. Prayers and love to the family as my heart breaks for you all
— Robin Null
My Brother, cherished friend, life counselor and Coach. Thank you for being such a bright light in so many lives. Prayers and so much Love and comfort to Ki, Dale, Nick and Debbie and all the Grandkids and to the countless friends and everyone touched by Gordon's extraordinary life. Godspeed dear friend💔💙
— Kathy Romeo
So Sorry Kai and family.he he will be watching over you.
— Craig and barb Prescott
You will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers our with his family.
— Huck and Melissa Cudney
Kia and family, i am so sorry to hear about your loss of Gordon. I will be keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.
— Terry Rogers
Kia The Lord will be with you and your family during these sad times! I missed playing with Gordon and the Guys and gals as The Ramblers. We sure had fun! Times never to be forgotten! God Bless you Kia! Always Gordon's Friend! RIP my friend!
— Gary Compau
Kai & Family, So sorry to hear about Gordon. He was always such a pleasure to speak with and so kind. Our son Karri sure enjoyed having Gordon as his power mechanics instructor at IRESA and he had such patience with all of the kids. God Bless You All.
— Eric & Karen Haglund
Kai and family you have my deepest sympathy for your loss. Gordon was a terrific guy and a good friend. He will be missed by all. My prayers are with you.
— Jane Barbour
We are sorry to hear the news about Gordon....he was a special friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Lori & Dick Frederick
— Lori & Dick Frederick
We are very saddened to read of Gordon's passing. He was a good guy... we always enjoyed chatting with him! Keeping his family in our thoughts and prayers!
— Tom & Penny LeClair
Gordon was my good friend. He was always willing to lend a hand or give advice. I will miss him greatly, especially playing music, going fishing on the "Bullfrog" or just talking. Play on my friend.
— Michael and Linda Gekeler
I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Conings passing, he was such a nice man. Always smiling and a kind word. My son Matt loved having him as a teacher at the Iresa for mechanics. He will be missed. Prayers for your family.
— Susan Colvin
I’m so sorry to hear that Gordon has passed away. He was such a nice man who I really enjoyed working with at IRESA. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife and entire family.
— Cindy Poland Rourke
My thoughts and prayers to Gordon’s family. Many students and fellow co-workers at Iosco Resa will miss him. He always had a smile and a kind word.
— Susan Dissmore & family
Kai and Family . I am so sorry to hear about Gordon , I am still in Disbelief Gordon was an AMAZING FRIEND and a Great Man willing to lend a Hand and Teach Anyone who asked. I will Truly Miss him whenever we got together we always had Good Talks and Many Good Laugh's . I always looked forward to working with Gordon . Gordon wasn't just a Friend
He was Family .
— David w Newsome and Family
We will miss our incredible friend. A true gentleman in every sense of the word. We sang together for years and he was first to make sure everything was in place and ready to start the music. He was so proud of his family ! Always ready to help anyone. Thank you Kai for your allowing us to take over the "studio" every week.
— Doc & Susan Thomas
As leader of our group he was so great about sharing his advice in making everything come together .His awesome grin will be missed. Keep the music going, The Ramblers. Ernie. Lucky, Mike & Sue.
— Doc & Susan

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