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Norman M. Jordan, Captain, USAFJanuary 31, 1934 – January 29, 2018
NORMAN M. JORDAN 1934-2018 Norman M. Jordan, 83, passed away January 29th, 2018 in The Woodlands, TX of an extended illness. He was born January 1934 in Tulsa, OK to Paul and Norma Jordan.
Norm was a graduate from the NM Military Institute and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of NM, where he was a member of the Sigma Tau’s Engineering Honorary Society.
He later joined the U.S. Air Force where he spent 11 years as a helicopter pilot flying rescue missions and as an airplane pilot instructor. While in the Air Force he earned his Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
He moved to Minnesota where he worked for Honeywell in the mechanical engineering field for most of his career. Here he met his loving wife of 35 years, Sara. Norm and Sara retired in Lamy, NM where he was a longtime volunteer and a gifted craftsman.
He is survived by his wife Sara; his three step children Kurt Heimbuch (Vicki), Kris Heimbuch, Wendy Nichols (Anthony); his four children from previous marriages Patricia Shaw, Patrick Jordan (Sybille), Jeffrey Jordan, Victoria Parthun (William); eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and beloved ‘puppy’ Ren. Norm is preceded in death by his father Paul Jordan and step-mother Jessie Jordan; mother Norma Larsen (Brewer); and sister Roberta Bishop. In addition to his extended family, Norm had many wonderful friends over the years. Norm was dearly loved by many and will be greatly missed.
A memorial service will be held in Santa Fe, NM at the Santa Fe National Cemetery, May 14th, 2018 at 11:15 a.m.
In Norm’s Honor, In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Disabled Veterans at P.O. Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 877-647-VETS (8387)
~ GUEST BOOK ~
April 26, 2018My prayers for Sara and family. It has been many years as we worked together at Honeywell with Sara and Norm, wonderful people! Take care and sincere sympathy on your loss!~Loni Trende, Shakopee, Minnesota