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June 4, 1946 ~ September 5, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old
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Kenneth Ray Jordanger, 77, of Aberdeen, SD, passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at Avera Mother Joseph Manor.
A Memorial Service for Ken will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 15, 2023, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, with Pastor Heidi Youngquist officiating. A time of fellowship and luncheon will follow the service at the church hall.
Burial with Military Honors will be at the South Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Sioux Falls, SD, at a later date.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Thursday, September 14, at Schriver’s Memorial Chapel. Visitation continues one hour before the service at the church.
Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary and Crematory, 414 5th Avenue NW, Aberdeen, is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.schriversmemorial.com.
Kenneth Ray Jordanger was born June 4, 1946, to Art and Hazel (Sand) Jordanger in Webster, SD. He was raised in Bristol and attended Bristol Public Schools. He enlisted in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in December 1964.
Ken was united in marriage to Carol Nymoen on May 24, 1975, in Roslyn, SD. To this union, two children were born: Carrie and Kevin. The family lived in Watertown, SD, and in Montana and eventually settled in Aberdeen, SD in 1978. Ken was actively involved in Boy Scouts and encouraged his kids to be in scouting, he loved to be outdoors. He was employed with Wheat Growers for several years up until retirement.
Ken and Carol loved to travel all over the United States together. They also spent a lot of their time outdoors and camping, but Ken’s passion was racing. He loved all types of racing from drag racing as a young man to racing go-karts later in life. He also had a passion for creating custom-model cars. Even in retirement, Ken was never known to sit still and continued to work several jobs including Walmart, Aberdeen Christian School, Salvation Army, and Game Fish and Parks.
Grateful for having shared Ken’s life are his wife of 48 years, Carol, of Aberdeen, SD; children: Carrie (Troy Ulrich) Jordanger of Watertown, SD, and Kevin (Alyssa) Jordanger of Sioux Falls, SD; and three grandchildren: Austin Ulrich, Kamden Jordanger and Braden Jordanger.
Preceding Ken in death were his parents, Art and Hazel.