Gerald "Gerry" Lee Jordan

Turner, Michigan
March 22, 1936 - March 5, 2021


Gerry's family will welcome friends at the church for a time of visitation on Monday morning from 10:00 AM until the time of mass.

Service Location

Holy Family Catholic Church ~ East Tawas


A funeral mass is scheduled for Monday, March 8, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Holy Family Catholic Church in East Tawas.

Obituary Notice

Gerald "Gerry" Lee Jordan, of Turner, passed away at his home under the loving care of his family and hospice on Friday, March 5, 2021, age 84 years. Gerry was born to the late John and Phyllis (Ulman) Jordan in Sherman Township on March 22, 1936. He graduated high school with the class of 1955 and furthered his education at a community college and graduated with an accounting degree. He was employed for 2 years at the National Gypsum Loading Dock, then Gerry went on to work for the D&M Railroad as an accountant for 24 years. Gerry had a passion for the outdoors. He especially enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, farming, and simply just enjoying scouting nature. He will be remembered as a master food plotter and how he truly made the best pickles and sauerkraut around! Gerry also enjoyed operating his tractor, riding 4 wheelers, riding snowmobiles, and watching trains. He was a sports enthusiast and a huge fan of Detroit sports! Gerry was one of the original instrumental members who were responsible for organizing the Pony and Little Leagues for baseball in Iosco County. His love of baseball continued as he coached at various levels in the league. He was a long time member of the East Tawas Knights of Columbus #2709 3rd degree, and willingly gave countless hours over the years on council projects. Above all, Gerry absolutely adored and cherished his grandchildren and he just loved to follow them around and watch them in their life journeys. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. Gerry is survived by his wife and best friend, Joan (Anschuetz) Jordan, to whom he married on October 1, 1960. Together Gerry and Joan have celebrated 60 beautiful years of marriage! Gerry is also survived by his children, Randy (Kari) Jordan, John (Bonnie) Jordan, and Kenny (Mary) Jordan; 7 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 3 siblings, JoAnn (Don) Hester, Larry Jordan, and Marilee (Bill) Cholger; and many nieces, nephews, and special friends. Gerry is preceded in death by his parents, John and Phyllis Jordan; 2 siblings, Lyle Jordan and Illa Mae Look; and a granddaughter, Kassidee Jordan. A funeral mass is scheduled for Monday, March 8, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Holy Family Catholic Church in East Tawas. Gerry's family will welcome friends at the church for a time of visitation on Monday morning from 10:00 AM until the time of mass. Interment will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in East Tawas. Those wishing to leave a message of love and support for his family are encouraged to visit


St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery ~ East Tawas


He will be missed by many,,,,,,prayers to Joanie and the family
— Patti and Dennis Whitford
To the Jordan family.
We want you to know that we are thinking of you during this time of loss and sadness.
— Linda Bohlen and Joan Bohlen
My sinceest condolences to this great family that I’ve only know for a short 9 years but was made to feel like family ily whenever in their presence
My fondes memory will be the day we made applesauce
quart after quart after quart 90 plus quarts that day
Gerry was there to keep us on our toes @ get the job done ❤️
Super exhausted when done but he & Joan when home to paint a shed 🤩 That’s the get well done generation
He’s one of the Good Guys & will surly be missed
Hugs & Prayers to the entire Jordan Families
— Colleen Jenuwine
My condolences to this wonderful family.
I only had the pleasure of knowing them a short 9 years, but have been made to feel like family whenever in their presence.
My fondest memory is the day we made 90plus quarts of applesauce, lots of work but a lot more laughs & bonding.
He’s one of the Good ... actually one of the Great Guys
He will surly be missed
Hugs & prayers to the entire Jordan Families
— Colleen Jenuwine
my deepest heartfelt condolences to the entire family
— Frank Mahon
So sorry to hear, sending prayers. Hell be missby so many.
— Sean Dillon
I'm sorry to hear of your loss. I don't know anyone that didn't like Gerry.
— Scott Binder
Hugs and Prayers to Jordan family. Gary and Michelle Conklin
— Michelle Conklin
I am so very saddened to hear of the passing of such a dear man. My sincerest loving thoughts and prayers to his family, friends and our community mourning his passing from our earthly presence. ❤️🙏🏻❤️
— Paula Buckmeier
Prayers to all of the Jordan family. I am sure it is a great loss to you all.
— Alice M Richardson
So very sorry for the loss of uncle Jerry. Ill always remember him as a kind, generous and happy person. Prayers to the Jordan family!
— Helen Loomis
Very sorry to lose a good friend...he will be missed by us all. We will remember him for his cheerful spirit and how he loved his sports. Rest in peace Gerry....our deepest sympathies to Joan and the family.
— Joe and Virginia Benson
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.
— Hoot and Michelle Keiser
My love and prayers to the entire Family, I love you all!
Alice Jordan
— Alice Jordan
Thoughts and prayers to the entire family. So very sorry for your loss! Hugs to you all!
— Sandy (Winchell) Ledin
My prayers are with you Joan and your family, hugs to the grandchildren for me.
— Lillian Binder Engle

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