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Gordon Malan


June 17, 1933
May 7, 2019


Gordon Louis Malan, 85, of Centralia passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at Odin Health Care Center in Odin. He was born on June 17, 1933 in Highland. He married his life’s love, Marilyn Crouse, on August 31, 1953.

Survivors include his loving wife, Marilyn Malan; dear children, Jeff Malan and wife Laura, Wendie Wooters, Melanie Malan and husband Jack Mozley, and Jim Malan and wife Mary; 8 precious grandchildren; and caring sister, Nina Walburn.

Mr. Malan was preceded in death by his brothers, Tom Malan, and Rolla Malan

Mr. Malan dedicated his working career to the United States Army, where he proudly served his country until his retirement. After retiring, Gordon was grateful to call Centralia his home. He was a lifelong fan of the Centralia Orphans, enthusiastically cheering on the basketball team to victory. Mr. Malan was a man of honor and respect, two attributes that will continue on in his children and grandchildren.

Per Mr. Malan’s wishes he will be cremated. Cremation rites will be accorded. Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia is in charge of arrangements. A memorial service will be held privately by the family at a later date. Online condolences and memories of Gordon may be shared with the family by visiting and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.