Donald Wayne Jordan, 96, of Central City, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at the Hiawatha Care Center. A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, Dec. 22, at American Legion Post No. 298 in Marion. A Celebration of Life gathering will follow from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Legion. Inurnment will take place at
a later date at Troy Mills Cemetery. Arrangements by Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion.
Donald was born Sept. 6, 1922, in Marion, Iowa, the son of Kenneth and Pearl (Domer) Jordan. He graduated from Alburnett High School. On June 20, 1942, Donald married the love of his life, Bernice Peyton. He served in the U.S. Army 194th Glider Infantry as a paratrooper during World War II, surviving the Battle of the Bulge and earning a Purple Heart. Donald was employed by Peyton and Parson Rock Quarry, Honeymead Grain Co., Chester Construction, and then O.F. Paulson Construction Co., retiring in 1985. He was a charter member of the Troy Mills American Legion Floyd Williamson Post No. 721 and a member of Marion American Legion Post No. 298.
He is survived by his wife, Bernice Jordan of Central City; his son, Gale (Patricia) Jordan of Central City; his five grandchildren, Todd (Heather) Pentico, Brian (Amanda) Schirm, Tricia (Kevin) Redig, Sarah (Jeffrey) Werling and Trent Jordan; 15 great-grandchildren; his brother, William Jordan of Apache Junction, Ariz.; sons-in-law, Carl Pentico and Lindy (Teresa McQuillen) Schirm; and many additional family members and close friends.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents; daughters, Teresa Schirm and Jeanette Pentico; granddaughter, Lisa Riess; sisters, Fern Candler and Arlene Blackford; and brother, LeRoy Jordan.
Memorials may be directed in Donald's memory to American Legion Post No. 298 of Marion and American Legion Floyd Williamson Post No. 721 of Troy Mills.
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