Arthur H. Jordan, 85|
Arthur H. Jordan, 85, of Chatham, Ill., formerly of Athens, Ill.,
passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at his daughter’s residence.
He is survived by two daughters, Vicky (husband James) Keith of
Effingham, Ill., and Karen (husband Gregory) Horath of Chatham; four
grandchildren, Ian, Hunter, Michael and Wyatt; four sisters, Helen
Krivanek, Renata Quillen, Martha Kral, Ruth Pellerino, all of
Wisconsin; and extended family, Rebecca Hardman of West Virginia,
Michael Bryant of Athens, Wilma Bryant of Champaign, Ill., Karen Fox
of Athens, John Bryant of Athens and Bruce Bryant of Chatham.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Herman and
Albert; and a nephew, Charles Bryant.
Arthur was born Oct. 23, 1926, in Milwaukee to Herbert and Renata
He married Rebecca Hildebrand on May 1, 1948, in Bremerhaven,
Germany, where they both were serving in the military. Arthur was
preceded in death by his wife Rebecca, on June 20, 2006.
He retired from Fiat-Allis after 32 years. Arthur was a Master
Gardener and enjoyed traveling, reading, playing piano, singing in
choir and his family.
Arthur was a member and past post commander for the Athens VFW, a
member of the DAV, an Athens school board member and an editor for
the Reporter for the Missouri Synod, and was a church member of Good
Shepherd Lutheran Church in Sherman, Ill.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army in September 1945 and served until July
of 1948. He attained the rank of Sergeant during World War II.
Arthur attended an Honor Flight in June 2011.
Arthur attended Concordia Seminary in Springfield, Ill.
Services were held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Sherman, with
visitation being held from 9 a.m. until the time of the services at
11 a.m. on Monday. The Rev. James Stuenkel and Vicar Doug Peters were
Burial will be held at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield
with military rites being accorded.
Memorials can be made to Memorial Home Hospice or Good Shepherd
Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens is assisting the family with
arrangements. Online condolences can be sent at www.mottandhenning.com.