DEERWOOD - Eugene Herman Jordan, age 66, resident of Deerwood, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007, at St. Joseph's Medical Center. Eugene was born on Feb. 19, 1941, in Mankato to Gilbert and Lucille (Schmidt) Jordan. He was a member of Community Alliance Church in Garrison. He served in the United States Navy and was a Vietnam veteran. He was employed with Qwest. Eugene is a member of the V.F.W. and the American Legion. He enjoyed being Santa for 25 years.
Survivors include his sister, Sandra (Mike) Nolan; brother, Robert Jordan; and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marlene; his parents, Gilbert and Lucille; brother, Richard; and a sister, Kathleen Jordan.
Services will be held 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, at Community Alliance Church in Garrison with the Rev. Mike Palkie officiating. Burial will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis at 11 a.m. on Thursday with military honors provided by the Fort Snelling Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd and the hour before services at the church on Wednesday.
Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers.
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