ROSEVILLE -- Clarence W. Jordan, 88, Roseville, died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, in Roseville.
He was born June 3, 1912, in Brainerd to William and Mary (Hoerner) Jordan. He attended school in Barrows and St. Mathias. He worked on his family's farm and in 1931, he was hired by Northern Pacific Railroad as a laborer in the Brainerd shops. He married Jeanette DeRosier in 1935 in St. Mathias. He became an assistant car foreman in 1949. In 1956, he was transferred to Laurel, Mont., where he became the general car foreman in 1960. He was then advanced to the position of shop superintendent of the Brainerd shops in 1966. He retired from that position with the Burlington Northern Railroad in 1975. He was a 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of St. Francis parish in Brainerd. He served on the board of St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Survivors include a daughter, Janis Garabedian, Anaheim, Calif.; two sons, Jeffrey Jordan, Breezy Point, and Jay Jordan, Menomonie, Wis.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Leonard Jordan, Whittier, Calif., and Ralph Jordan and Bernard Jordan, both of Hemet, Calif.; and two sisters, Loretta Sieckert, Brainerd, and Norma Schnable, Crow Wing.
His wife and a brother, James Jordan, died earlier.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis Catholic Church in Brainerd with Father Seamus Walsh officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Brainerd.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today, with a rosary service at 7 p.m., at Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd.
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