Gregory D. Jordahl, 63
Sierra Vista, Ariz. — Gregory Dean Jordahl, age 63, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., passed away at home July 1, 2010, after a brief battle with cancer.
Funeral Services were held July 10, 2010, at Sierra Evangelical Lutheran Church, in Sierra Vista. The Rev. Mark Perry presided. A memorial service will be held in Minnesota at a later date. Arrangements were by Hatfield Funeral Home.
Greg was born at Portland, Ore., on Sept. 11, 1946, the son of Clarence and Violet (Abel) Jordahl. He graduated from Lake Benton High School, in Lake Benton. At the age of 17, Greg enlisted in the U.S. Air Force serving from 1964 through 1968. Upon returning to the Mankato area, he attended Mankato Area Vocational-Technical Institute receiving a degree in Civil Technology. Greg started his career in Civil Engineering with the City of Morris, then moving to Moorhead working for private engineering firms. In 1986 he moved to Ivanhoe working for the Lincoln County Highway Department for seven years. On Jan. 17, 1987, Greg was united in marriage to Carol Theresa Abraham. In 1993, he worked in Pipestone, then in 1994 accepted a position in Blue Earth at the Faribault County Highway Department, where he worked until his retirement in May of 2001. To fully enjoy and relax in his retirement days he moved to Sierra Vista in June of 2001 to enjoy the beautiful weather and mountain views. Greg enjoyed driving his convertible, visiting with family and friends, playing with his grandchildren, watching sports, cracking jokes, and taking sunset pictures. His great wit and wonderful sense of humor will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by his family and friends.
Greg is survived by his loving family, including his wife, Carol; mother, Violet Jordahl, of Mankato; sons, Ricky (Jessica) Jordahl, of Ivanhoe and Bradley Jordahl, of Sierra Vista; daughter, Trudy Jordahl (Ricky), of Denver, Colo.; step-daughter, Tonia (Trent) Litchy, of Phoenix, Ariz.; step-son, Brian (Heather) Abraham, of Sun Prairie, Wis.; six grandchildren, Jasmine, Michael, Caden, Cason, Nikki and Annabelle; sister, Sheryl (David) Carlson, of Mankato; and many nieces, nephews and relatives.
Greg was preceded in death by his father, Clarence; and uncle, Elmer Jordahl. On his way to meet the Lord, Greg will stop at Rainbow Bridge to bring his faithful dog, Morgan, with him.