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Gordon Eugene Strickler

June 17, 1928 ~ November 14, 2018 (age 90)
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Gordon Eugene Strickler of Escondido, California passed away on November 14, 2018. Gordon was 90 years old, born on June 17, 1928 in Elkhart, Indiana to Noble and Gunhild Erickson Strickler. 

Gordon and his wife Patricia moved to Escondido, CA in 1972 from Elkhart, Indiana.  Gordon owned and operated several businesses:  Strickler Motors, Candlelight Crystal, Autohaus and On-Site Mobile Drapery Drycleaner.  Gordon had many friends, loved to play golf and was a great conversationalist. He will be missed by many.

Gordon was a lifetime member of the Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons of Indiana, Tyrian Lodge No. 12, F. & A.M.  He was also a member of the American Legion, J.B. Clark Post 149.  Gordon volunteered at Palomar Hospital for two years as a shuttle operator in 2012. Gordon was a boatswain's mate in the United States Navy.  He was a WW11 Veteran. Gordon was married to Patricia for 43 years. 

Preceded in death by brother, David Strickler and sister, Helen Hostetler. Gordon is survived by Brother, Tom Strickler (Barbara), Sister, Mary Lou Cassel (Richard), Daughter, Pamela Vance (Robert), Son, Craig Strickler (Tammy), Daughter, Laura Newland Strickler, Sons, Mark Newland (Donna), James Newland (LeAnne), Scott Newland (Lupe), 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Donations to Elizabeth Hospice in Escondido, California. 

Memorial service to be scheduled at a later date

Donations may be made to:

Elizabeth Hospice
500 La Terraza Blvd., Suite 130, Escondido CA 92025
Tel: 1-760-737-2050

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