Larry Ernest Jordan
Jan. 9, 1947 – Mar. 5, 2018
Larry Ernest Jordan, the son of Henry and Mona (Sveum) Jordan was born on January 9, 1947 in Rugby, North Dakota. He died peacefully in his sleep on Monday, March 5, 2018 in his rural Rugby, North Dakota home.
Larry was reared in the Spring Lake Township, Pierce County home of his parents and started school there. He completed his education at Rugby High School graduating in the class of 1965. While attending school, Larry was very active in 4H and FFA. After high school, he began and attended classes at NDSU until his
father died suddenly. Upon his death, Larry moved back to the farm to help his mother. On June 8, 1968, he was united in marriage to a young woman he met at college, Sharon Bassen. After their ceremony in Grand Rapids, North Dakota, the couple made their home on the Jordan family farm.
A farmer from the start, Larry’s pride were his Angus cattle. It was hard to do, but in 2015 and 2016 he sold his treasured cattle due to health concerns. But, he did bring home 5 head this year and followed the bull sales on the internet and reading sale books from cover to cover. He took great pride helping young farmers get
established and guiding them along the way. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Rugby, a former board director of FSA and enjoyed his side-by-side traveling around the country side visiting friends and neighbors and checking things out. He also enjoyed playing cards and loved the farm life.
Larry is survived by his wife, Sharon; three grandchildren, Wesley, Vincent and Hazel, all of Beulah; brothers, Terry of Tomahawk, Wisconsin, Daryl (Robyn) and Jay, all of Rugby; his mother-in-law, Shirley Bassen of LaMoure; nieces, nephews, in-laws, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by a son in infancy and his son, Kenneth (January 1, 2018); father-in-law, Kenneth Bassen; and his parents.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 10th at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Rugby with spring burial in the Persilla Watts Cemetery, Rugby. Pastor
Joshua Reimche, officiate.
Visitation be on Saturday for one hour prior to the time of the service at the church.
Organist: Dianne Montonye
Soloist: Steve Mueller
Honorary Bearers: Don Hager, Joey Mattern, The Class of 1965 and all friends.
Casket Bearers: Kory Jorgenson, Robert Lemieux, Doug Schneider, Ben Kuhnhenn, Darrell Bassen, Richard Goodyke, Keith Bertram, Kenny Mattern, Wayne Welk and
Arrangements with the Anderson Funeral Home of Rugby. Online registry: www.funeralsbyanderson.com
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