August 13, 2022

Gordon Ovan, formerly Redgranite… passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, June 3, 2022.  After completing his student teaching in Michigan, he returned to Wisconsin where he met his wife and purchased a property near Redgranite. In 1992, he received the “Gift of Life” through a kidney transplant.  This re-energized his tenacious curiosity and sustained his crusade to promote organ donation.

Financial contributions can be sent to a special memorial fund established in Gordon’s name at the UW Foundation, Nephrology Fund for Excellence, or can be mailed directly to the US Bank Lockbox 78807, Milwaukee, WI 53278.  Gordon’s family will be matching dollar for dollar any donations up to $5,000.  For those interested in paying forward the gift of life, you are encouraged to register as an organ donor with DonateLife.  Donate Life America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and can also accept donations.  Donations can also be made to American Society of Transplantation to support Advocacy, Education and Research around effective organ transplant.