Albert J. Jordan, 97
Winnebago Albert James Jordan, age 97, of Winnebago, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, at Truman Sr. Living. Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at Spencer Owen Funeral Home, 345 6th Ave SE in Winnebago, with Rev. Daren Barnett officiating. Visitation time will be one hour before the service, at the funeral home.
He was born July 12, 1920 in Winnebago to Frank and Loretta (Wilson) Jordan. He served in the United States Army 81st Depot Repair Squadron- Australia and New Guinea as a plane repair mechanic. During his service from June 2, 1942 Nov. 12, 1945 he was given a Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Service Medal, a Philippine Liberation Ribbon and six Overseas Bars. Upon returning to the United States he married Nimfa Goraczkowski on Aug. 20, 1949. From their union four children were born James, Katherine, Harold and an infant son.
Along with being a self-employed heavy equipment operator, Albert was a policeman for Winnebago and Amboy for 22 1/2 years until his retirement in 1982. He lived, worked and retired in Winnebago, Minnesota.
Albert was a private man that loved his family and provided for them. He enjoyed all animals, fishing, and his neighbors. A self-taught man he was very knowledgeable on many subjects.
Survivors include his three children, James (Janine) of Madison Lake, Katherine (George) of Woodbury, and Harold of Lakeville; five grandchildren, Trent (Ginny) Jordan, Kelly (Bob) Schweim, Craig (Nicole) Erhard, Matt (Holly) Jordan and Carey (Sean) Gephart, five great-grandchildren, Brandon and Kayla Jordan, Ivan and Ellie Schweim, and Jack Gephart, one sister: Anna May Jordan of Medford, Oregon.
Blessed be the memories of Albert Jordan and those who passed before him, his wife, Nimfa; his infant son; sister, Marie Hartman; brothers, Edward Jordan, Marvin Jordan, Percy Jordan, Elwin Jordan; his parents, and daughter-in-law Danette Jordan.
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