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C. Gordon Toburen

April 13, 1937 — March 14, 2024

Manheim

         C. Gordon Toburen, 86, of Manheim passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2024 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Dundee, MI, he was the son of the late Charles and Florence Roggerman Toburen. He was the loving husband of Carol J. Heiden Toburen and they would have observed their 66th wedding anniversary in May. Retired in 1999, Gordon was a maintenance supervisor for International Paper, Lancaster. He served in the US Army Reserves and was an active and faithful member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Penryn. Gordon was also a member of the Manheim Sportsman’s Association, Manheim Historical Society and Pen-Elm Lions Club. His interests included traveling, boating, hunting and fishing, especially at the Indian River Inlet. He loved to spend time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, which brought great joy to his life.


            Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Michael Toburen of SC, Kirk Toburen of Lebanon and Twins, Todd husband of Deanne Toburen of Manheim, and a daughter, Kelly wife of Mike Cassel of Manheim; 14 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and three siblings, Donald Toburen of MI, Carol wife of Ronald Foreman of AL and Mary wife of Stephen Stankewich of MD. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Kelly Claar and three siblings, Stanley, Melvin and Marvin Toburen.


            Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Gordon’s Graveside Service at Penryn Cemetery, 1258 Newport Road, Manheim (In the village of Penryn) on Friday, March 22, 2024 at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may send contributions in Gordon’s memory to St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 125, Penryn, PA 17564.
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