Milton A. Jordan, age 87, passed away on Friday July 24, 2009. Milton was born in Racine on August 7, 1921, son of the late Herman E. and Augusta (nee: Goebel) Jordan and was a lifelong resident.
On June 10, 1944, at St. Luke Episcopal Church in Racine, Milton was united in marriage to the love of his life, Shirley Schaefer. Together they had fifty-five wonderful years together before she preceded him in death on June 4, 1999.
Following World War II, he proudly served in the United States Army. Milt was employed with Howard Industries for twenty-seven years and then twenty years with Voorlas Mfg. before retiring in 1986. He was a lifelong member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church. Milton loved the outdoors, camping, fishing year 'round and was an avid golfer and was in Johnson Park League for years. He also was a great bowler and enjoyed his time playing in the Paradise Independent League. He will be best remembered as a kind and vibrant man who was first and foremost a loving family man. He will be dearly missed.
Survivors include his six children, Diane Jordan of West Bend, James (Bobbi) Jordan of Racine, Kay (Mark) Anderson of Racine, William (Brenda) Jordan of Doha, Qatar, Kathleen Findley of Racine, Jenifer (Erik) Linske of Greendale; grandchildren, Zachary Jordan, Stephanie Carpenter, Lori Andersen, Robyn (Nick) Schwaab, Dana (Eric) Babington, Jeanne (Jules) Lausao, Glenn Jordan, Ryan and Melissa Findley, Joel Findley (fiancée, Cindy Rios), Lauren, Matthew, Mariah and Christian Linske, Stephanie Sharp, John (Amy) Sharp, Sarah (Craig) Watson; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Jordyn, Jenna, Evan, Collin, Dylan, Trevor, Kaia, Nolan, Andrew, Madilynne, Noah, and Wyatt; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents and his wife, Milt was also preceded in death by his two brothers, Edward and Franz; and two sisters, Irene Loewecke and Amelia Graham.
Funeral services will be held at First Evangelical Lutheran Church on Tuesday July 28, 2009, at 6 p.m., with Rev. John Roekle officiating. Interment with Full Military Honors will be held Wednesday at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the church Tuesday from 4 p.m. until time of services. Memorial to the American Heart Association or to one’s favorite charity have been suggested.
MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888