Gordon Ferguson, 81

Gordon L. Ferguson, Naperville, Ill., died Sept. 30, 2011.

He was born March 25, 1930 to James W. and Andella D. (Scott) Ferguson in Flora, Ill. He married Miriam L. Neher on April 20, 1957.  Mr. Ferguson graduated from Decatur High School, Decatur, Ill. Upon his discharge from the Navy; he graduated from Indiana Institute of Technology in 1958 where he received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in mechanical engineering. He was employed by Chrysler Space Division in Huntsville, Ala. as a contract employee to NASA Marshall Space Center and was assigned to space research working on Saturn Apollo launch vehicles. He attended the University of Alabama graduate school, studying space mechanics while in Huntsville. He was then employed at Western Electric Company, Greensboro, N.C. and retired from AT&T in 1992. He was a life member of the VFW Judd Kendall Post 3973, American Legion Post 43, and the Kiwanis Evening Club all of Naperville, Ill.

He is survived by his wife, Miriam; three sons, Terry Ferguson, Kankakee, Ill., Philip (Robin) Ferguson, Champaign, Ill., and Eric (Gill) Ferguson, Harrogate, England; two brothers, Robert (Shirley) Ferguson, Flora, Ill. and Charles (Barbara) Ferguson, St. Charles, Mo.; and four grandchildren.

His parents, one brother and two sisters preceded him in death.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, April 6 at 1 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, North Manchester, with Rev. Kevin DeKoninck officiating.

Preferred memorials are to the Gordon L. and Miriam Ferguson Scholarship Fund at Indiana Institute of Technology, 1600 East Washington Boulevard, Fort Wayne, IN 46803.

Arrangements entrusted to McKee Mortuary, North Manchester. Condolences may be sent to

Posted on 2013 Mar 22