Russell Jordan, 69, Mott died Saturday, September 24, 2022 at CHI St. Alexius, Bismarck. Russell’s Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at St. Vincent’s Catholic Church, Mott, with Fr. Chris Kadrmas as the celebrant and Fr. Dennis Schafer as concelebrant. Interment will follow at SunnySlope Cemetery, Mott. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the church, with a rosary & vigil at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the Mass on Wednesday.
I, Russel Dean Jordan was born on July 27th, 1953 on the family farm north of Mott, ND to John and Ann (Miller) Jordan. I was born the 9th of 13 children.
I attended Prairie Home School for the first of four grades (yep, it was 1/4 miles walk to the country school, all the way uphill, both ways!, and then graduating from Mott High School in 1971. I then attended trade school for mechanic in Billings, Montana.
I met Carla Sayler and we were married in 1987. In this union we had two children, Wesley and Holly. Unfortunately we separated in 1992.
In 2002, I married Marian Wetzel. We continued to live and raise cattle til 2011, when I was forced to sell the cattle due to health. I continued with my trucking business up until July 2022.
I enjoyed the love of farming and ranching. I started my ranch in 1984 just north of my parents’ homestead. I helped my brother Lawrence with his carpentry business. For playtime, I enjoyed demolition derbys, and always wanted to see how long I could keep that wrecked car agoing. I even attempted to win a few trophies to boot!! I was truly an avid snowmobile rider and winning a few races too!
In my spare time I enjoyed spending time with the grandkids and taking walks with my cats. I have been a member of the St. Vincent’s Catholic Church, and of the Knights of Columbus. I served on the State Knights of Columbus level for six years. I looked forward to our monthly KC meetings, quality time with the other KC members with friendly games of cards. I enjoyed playing cards anytime! Most of all.. I enjoyed the Polka Fests across the country and spending time with our Polka Friends. I also enjoyed helping out with our jelly business (MaresCreations), setting up during Vendor Shows and of delivering products to the local businesses.
Survivors of my family is my wife, Marian, Mott; son, Wesley (Terra), Fargo; daughter, Holly (Dusty) Ebner, Mott; step-daughters, Missy (Jason) Knoll, Bismarck and Mistelle (Loren) Wetzel, Dickinson; stepsons, Milynn (Shikha) Wetzel, Lynnwood, WA, Mason (Kelli) Wetzel, Livingston, MT, and Miles Wetzel, Thailand; 6 grandchildren, Scarlett and Paige Jordan, Kaylee, Kade, Zane and Ruby Ebner; 11 step-grandchildren, Zachary McElvain, Quinton McElvain, Maci McElvain, Henry Wetzel, Emma Wetzel, Colby Wetzel, Ched Medenwald, Taylor Wetzel, Jack Wetzel, Madison Wetzel and Aden Wetzel; 1 great-grandchild, Brantley Wetzel; brother, Ernest (Carol) Jordan, Mott; sisters, Mary (Larry) Messer, Mott, Elaine (Russ) Mather, Bismarck, Ann (Todd) Bortke, Bismarck, and Roberta Myhra, Fargo; special friends and nephew, Rob (LeAnn) Messer, Mott; and numerous nieces and nephews.
I was preceded in death by my parents, John and Ann; brothers, Lawrence, Gary, Wayne, and Marvin; sisters, Jeanette, Carol, and Delores; niece, Amy Bortke; nephews, Scott Mather and Michael Hughes; and special buddy of 15 years, Ralph. Arrangements are with Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson, www.ladburyfuneralservice.com.