The Reverend Gordon Katsion, age 88, of Mount Pleasant died Tuesday, February 14, 2023. The family wishes to thank the Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice House in West Burlington for their attentive and sincere care in his last days.
Gordon was born February 8, 1935, in Chicago, IL, the son of Gus and Ola (Correy) Katsion. He graduated from Marshall High School in Chicago (1953). He continued his education at Kansas City Bible College where he received his bachelor’s degree with further studies at Omaha Baptist Bible College and was ordained in 1957. Gordon later earned his master’s degree (1997) from Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary in Michigan. On June 30, 1957, Gordon married Rosemary Waugh in Kansas City, MO, she died in 1998. He later married Virginia Wilterink, she died in 2011. Gordon was a church planting missionary, serving first in Jamaica then England and finally Bibles International headquarters. In total his service with Baptist Mid-Missions spanned 47 years. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Mount Pleasant, where he enjoyed teaching from time to time. A life-long Cubs supporter, Gordon was often wearing their logo and enjoyed kidding around about it.
Gordon is survived by three sons, Mark (Karen) Katsion of Fenton, MO, Paul (Trisha) Katsion of Mount Pleasant, IA, John (Peggy) Katsion of Maryville, MO; eight grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wives Rosemary and Virgina, three brothers Gene, George and Glenn, two grandchildren Gracie and Jackson and one great grandchild baby Charlotte White.
Funeral Service will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 18, 2023, at the Calvary Baptist Church. Pastor Zach Fischer will officiate. Burial will be in the Bethel Chapel Cemetery near Woodburn. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, February 17, 2023, at the Calvary Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to Bibles International and Calvary Baptist Church. The Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel is caring for Gordon and his family. www.powellfunerlhomes.com