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Gordon Allen Clutter—a lifetime resident of Gambier, Ohio—passed away at home surrounded by his family on June 19, 2021 at the age of 87 following an extended illness.

Gordon was born on January 1, 1934 to Louis and Glenna Clutter.  After his graduation from Gambier High School, he spent 2 years in the army.  On March 3, 1957, Gordon married Catherine Elaine Swendal.  Together, they had two sons, Larry and Steve, and one daughter, Marcia. 

Gordon was actively involved in his community.  He was a farmer well known for growing popcorn.  Together with his son, he established Clutters’ Indian Fields Popcorn, which his son and two grandsons continue to operate.  Gordon was also a township trustee for over 30 years, and he was involved in the reopening of Messiah Church, which later became Community Christian Fellowship.

Gordon was married to his loving wife, Elaine, for 64 years.  His children are Larry (Yvonne) Clutter, Steve (Pam) Clutter, and Marcia (Alan) Shaffer.  His grandchildren include Rodney (Krista) Clutter, Kelly (Jon) Rush, Timothy (Ashley) Clutter, Shoshana (Ryan) Simas, Helena (Joel) Hostetler, Hannah (Reuben) Yutzy, Emily (Jed) Eaton, Susanna (Ridge) Hykes, Thaddeus (Koi) Clutter, Monica Joy Clutter, Carolyn Clutter, Obadiah Clutter, Amelia Clutter, Kristina Shaffer, Catherine (Caleb) Reiss, Daniel (Gayle) Shaffer, and Kimberly (Cory) Williams.  His great-grandchildren number 36.  Gordon is also survived by his sister, Linda (Al) Dix; two sisters-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will take place on Thursday, June 24th from 5-7 p.m. at the Lasater Funeral Home (11337 Upper Gilchrist Road, Mount Vernon). The funeral will also be held at Lasater’s on Friday, June 25th at 10:30 a.m.; a graveside service will follow at the Bethel Cemetery in Gambier.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Gordon’s name to the Bladensburg Church of Christ, PO Box 16, Bladensburg 43005 or to Kenya Missions at Kingsway Community Church (242 Hillsdale Ave., San Jose, CA 95136—please make checks payable to Kingsway Community Church).

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