Jordan, Michael Anthony

Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Crestview Memorial Park, St. Clair, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to the Franklin County Humane Society.


Michael Anthony Jordan of St. Clair, MO, departed this life in peacefully at his home, on November 21, 2015, having reached the age of seventy-two years, six months and eight days. Michael was born in Jackson Heights, NY, on May 13, 1943, son of James Jordan and Phyllis Jordan nee Newman. On March 2, 1963, he was united in marriage to Brenda Joyce Livingston and three children came to bless this union.

Michael is survived by his wife, Brenda Jordan of St. Clair, MO; by two sons, Christopher Jordan of St. Clair and Matthew Jordan of Rolla, MO; by one daughter, Dawn Jordan of Plattview, WI; by two granddaughters, Megan Gabel and husband, Kevin, of Sullivan, MO and Melissa Jordan of Union Grove, WI; by one sister, Linda Brown and husband, John, of Hollandale, WI; by three step-brothers, David Reppert and wife, Joline, of Cambridge, IL, John Reppert of Lincolnshire, IL and Mark Reppert of Lincoln, CA; by brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Michael was preceded in death by his parents, James and Phyllis Jordan; by his step-mother, LaVonne Reppert Jordan and by his step-sister, Lynda Gargano.

Michael was a Christian believing in the Lord as his Savior. He was proud to have served his country in the United States Air Force, entering on May 16, 1960 and receiving his honorable discharge on May 15, 1964, having attained the rank of Airman 3rd Class. Michael went on to make tool and die making his occupational specialty. He owned and operated Jordan Machine and Tool Company in Argyle, WI, for twenty years. After moving to this area he was employed as an engineering specialist for Precision Rebuilders in St. Clair, MO, retiring after ten years with the company. Michael enjoyed woodworking, as well as fishing and working in his garden. He was a talented gunsmith, working out of his home for many years. What meant most to him was time spent with his family. The love they shared and many precious memories they created will live in their hearts forever.

A kind and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, step-brother, uncle, great-uncle, cousin and treasured friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, November 25, 2015, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO, with the Rev. Jim Watson officiating. American Legion services were held at 1:00 PM. Interment with full military honors was in Crestview Memorial Park, St. Clair, MO. Memorials may be made to the Franklin County Humane Society, Union, MO.