MIDWEST CITY, OK -- Robert Maurice Jordan, Midwest City, Ok, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 at Hospice Quality Care at the age of 73.
Bob was born and raised in Emmetsburg, the son of Maurice Leo and Iris Cecilia (Mills) Jordan. After graduating from the University of Iowa, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lt in the USAF in 1963.
He married Diane Maria Venaglia in Missouri Valley in 1964.
During ten years as an active duty personnel officer, he spent 18 months in Turkey, and earned an MBA from the University of Rochester, NY. In 1973 he joined the USAF Reserve, retiring as a Lt. Col in 1988.
As a civilian, Bob worked in various budget analysis and supervisory positions for the USAF in Oklahoma and the Defense Finance and Accounting Service in Colorado. After retirement in 1997, he and Diane moved to Estes Park, CO, and returned to Midwest City in 2006.
Bob loved to hike and do volunteer road repair work in Rocky Mt. National Park. He enjoyed road trips in his Mazda Miata. He was an avid college football fan and followed politics with intelligence and skepticism.
Bob was proceeded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Diane of Midwest City, OK; sons, Michael Jordan of Midwest City, OK, and David (Melinda) Jordan of Edmond, OK; grandchildren, Emily and Evan; and siste, Joann Jensen of Norman, OK.
The memorial service for Robert will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, in the Candlewood Chapel at Ford Funeral Service.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations "in Memory of Lt. Col Robert M. Jordan" to The Wounded Warrior Project or The Oklahoma Food Bank.