Robert B. Jordan, 82


Robert Barkley Jordan, 82, died on Nov. 18, 2021, at Midlands Living Center in Council Bluffs. He was born on July 8, 1939, in Logan, to Murle and Phyllis (Fetter) Jordan. He attended country school and then graduated from Missouri Valley High School in 1957. He joined the United State Navy in 1957 and proudly served his country until December of 1976. Bob then went to work in the maintenance department at the Logan Magnolia Schools until his retirement in 2001. Bob also drove cars for Gregg Young and Woodhouse. On Aug. 4, 1978, Bob was united in marriage to Maryln Jacobsen at the Zion Lutheran Church in Magnolia. They later attended the Logan Christian Church.

Bob loved watching football, especially the Iowa Hawkeyes. He and Maryln started going to Arizona for the winters in 2002, and thoroughly enjoyed those trips and the lifelong friends they made there. He especially loved shooting pool while there. They enjoyed dancing, especially with their very close friends, Chuck and Darlene Lamberson, and classic cars, especially the Model A he restored and Maryln’s 1963 Impala. Most of all, Bob loved his family and cherished his time with them.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Judy Vana; brother, Richard Jordan; and daughter-in-law, Karen Bradley. He is survived by his wife, Maryln Jordan of Logan; children, Rick Jacobsen and his wife Pam of Omaha, Neb., Reanen Michael and his wife Debbie of Ft. Calhoun, Neb., Randy Bradley of Council Bluffs and Rochelle and her husband Duane Straight of Modale; grandchildren, Lacey, Luke (Melissa), Chelsea (Jacob), Calie, Reanen Jr, Natalie (Jeremy), Austin (Riley), Brendan (Mia), Ron (Shannon), Dillon (Kennedy), Haly (Kellan), Kol, Megan (Kevin), Elijah, Grace and Noah; great-grandchildren, Charlie, Aleena, Keira, Aubrey, Vincent, Adrian and Audrey; sister, Patricia (Gary) Christians of Logan; brother-in-law, Don Vana of Logan; sister-in-law, Ardith Jordan of Logan; and many other relatives and friends.

A funeral service was held on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, at the Logan Christian Church. Daniel Robbins presided over the service. The recorded musical selections were “When I Get Where I’m Going” by Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton, “He Didn’t Have To Be” by Brad Paisley, “The Other Side” by Colton Dixon, “Scars In Heaven” by Casting Crowns, “Grandpa” by the Judds and “Anchors Away”. The pallbearers were Reanen Michael Jr., Ron Mahlberg, Luke Jacobsen, Dillon Straight, Austin Michael, Kol Rath, Brendan Michael, Elijah Rath, Noah Rath, Jeremy Hambright and Jacob Carlson. Bob’s final resting place is at the Calhoun Cemetery, outside of Logan. 

Fouts Funeral Home in Woodbine was in charge of arrangements.