Dewie “Del” Jordan, age 79 of Nunica, passed away on Monday, December 9, 2019 at Mercy Hospital in Muskegon. He was born November 1, 1940 in Trumann, Arkansas to the late Dewey and Thelma (Bradsher) Jordan. Del married his college sweetheart, Nancy Leister, on September 7, 1963 in Toledo, OH.
Dewie graduated from Western Michigan University with a BS degree and was a Distinguished Military Graduate. He was also a member of the Delta Chi Fraternity. Dewie proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1963 through 1968, serving in the United States, France, Germany, and in Vietnam. Following his military service, Dewie worked for Total Petroleum and later Blackmer Pump, where he was Vice President of Marketing. In 1989, Dewie started his own company, Advanced Recovery Technology Corp (ARTCORP), which he operated for 27 years. He was a member of Spring Lake Presbyterian Church and was a past elder and a member of the usher team. He was the chair of the church’s annual Christmas Tree Sale at one time and enjoyed choosing and marking trees in the fields. Dewie was a member of the Charles A. Conklin American Legion post #28, serving on the Honor Guard and Rifle Squad and as the Boy Scout Liaison Officer. He enjoyed fly fishing, hunting, sailing, traveling, and spending time with his family at their Northport, MI cottage on Grand Traverse Bay. Dewie was also very involved in Boy Scouts with his son Dan, who achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.
Dewie is survived by his wife of 56 years, Nancy; daughter, Julie (Mike) Cavellier; son, Daniel (Lydia) Jordan; 6 grandchildren: Jack and Anna Cavellier, Nathaniel Jordan, Eloise, Glen and Catherine Galbraith-Albutt; his sisters, Donna (Harry) Traugh, Linda (Ron) Calhoun, Faye Blackburn; sister-in-law, Norma Glanz; as well as several nieces and nephews. Dewie was preceded in death by his brother-in-laws, John Blackburn and Harold Glanz.
A Memorial Service for Dewie will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at Spring Lake Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dan Anderson officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Full Military Rites will be by Charles A. Conklin American Legion post #28. A private service will be held later at Great Lakes National Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Spring Lake Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund or Boy Scouts of America Troop 165.
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Spring Lake Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund
760 E. Savidge Street, Spring Lake MI 49456
Boy Scouts of America Troop 165