Jordan, Horst William
February 11, 1941 – February 22, 2022
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Judith Jeannine; three children, John (Jennifer) of Sheboygan, Bill (Gina) of Stevens Point, Linda of Arlington, TX; his cousin-in-law, Luise Jordan of Shorewood; brother-in-law Allen Boehm of Dunkirk, Ohio, and four grandchildren: Sam, Owen, Clara, and Asher. He was preceded in death by his infant brother, his parents, his double cousin Ernst Jordan, and his sister-in-law Christine Boehm.
Pastor Jordan found great joy in serving His Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in ministry for 54 years. Additionally, he deeply loved spending time with his wife, Judy, reading, studying God’s Word, and taking part in the lives of his children and grandchildren – always lending a loving and supporting presence at sports, music, academics and life events both large and small. He also greatly enjoyed traveling, and he and Judy were blessed to travel all over the world, including South Africa, Germany, Austria, and Portugal. He found great solace and peace in God’s Word and his loved ones as his battle with Alzheimer’s progressed. Despite his condition, he recognized both his Savior and his family until the very end of his earthly life.
Horst was born on February 11, 1941 in Hohensalza, Germany to Ernst and Else Jordan. At the age of 10 he emigrated to Florida with his mom and spent his youth in the Tampa area. They moved to Wisconsin in his late teen years, and Horst graduated from Concordia Junior College in Milwaukee, WI. He then earned his Bachelor’s degree at Concordia Senior College, Fort Wayne, IN, and his Master’s of Divinity at Concordia Seminary, Springfield, IL. Ordained in 1963, he began his ministry at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Edmonton, Canada. He later served congregations in Wisconsin, including St. Peter in Lebanon (where he helped establish Good Shepherd in Watertown), St. John in West Bend, Mt. Olive in Madison, and Our Redeemer in Sheboygan (where he also ministered through a German radio service). His final full time parish was St. Paul in Manawa. In his retirement, he served at Emmaus, Town of Lind. In 2007, he and Judy moved to Stevens Point, WI to be closer to family. Their last move was to Village Park Apartments in Plover for the sake of downsizing. As Pastor Jordan’s struggles with Alzheimer’s increased, he was ultimately admitted to memory care at Whispering Pines in Plover, WI in January of 2022.
The family wishes to express their sincere thanks and gratitude to the staff of Whispering Pines Memory Care and Aspirus Wausau Hospital. The compassionate care they provided during the past few months will never be forgotten.
Visitation will be at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1919 Wyatt Ave., Stevens Point on Sunday, Feb. 27 from 1:00 p.m. until the 3:00 p.m. funeral service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the St. Paul Lutheran (Stevens Point) general fund or to the Wycliffe Bible Translators general fund.
“Blessed are those who die in the Lord.” Revelation 14:13