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HOWARD O. JORDAN, 88 BELVIDERE - Howard O. Jordan, 88, of Belvidere died Wednesday, May 12, 2010, in OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, after a long illness. Born Feb. 19, 1922, in Marengo, the son of James Oscar and Greta (Berg) Jordan. Married Florence M. Burnett on April 18, 1953, in Immanuel Lutheran Church in Belvidere. Howard was a millwright retiring from Barber-Colman Co. He served our country in the U.S. Army as a medic with the 30th Infantry, 117 Battalion during World War II. Recipient of four Bronze Stars and two Purple Hearts during the invasion of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge. Member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and John Hugo Kaiser VFW Post 1461. Survived by children, Kathy (Tom) Gustafson of Belvidere and Warren Jordan of Lone Tree, Colo.; grandchildren, Andrew, Elizabeth, Matthew and Jonathan; sister, Lorraine Carpenter of Belvidere; and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents; wife, Florence; and an infant sister. Service at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 18, in Immanuel Lutheran Church, Belvidere, with the Rev. Allan Buss officiating. Visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 17, in Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Funeral Home, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Tuesday in the church. Memorials can be given in care of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Howard's name. To light a candle or to share a memory, please visit buckwheelerhyland.com.>

Published in Rockford Register Star from May 14 to May 15, 2010
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