Jordan Paul Jahner, 25, Naples, Fla., passed away peacefully Sept. 8, 2019, at home.
A funeral service is planned at Zion Lutheran Church 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, with a lunch to follow in the church basement. Burial will take place at a later date.
Jordan was born in Bismarck on Dec. 4, 1993, the son of Steven Jahner and Melinda (Ellefson) Jahner. Jordan grew up a military brat and was fortunate to travel more in his 25 years than most people do in a lifetime.
Jordan attended grades 1-3 in Crofton, Md., grades 4-5 in Heidelberg, Germany, middle school in Bismarck, and graduated high school in Stafford, Va. He made many lifelong friends along the way while loving so many outdoor activities. Jordan enjoyed working as a mechanic in Springfield, Ohio, and as a mechanic and shop manager in Fort Pierce, Fla.
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He recently completed EMT training and will receive an honorary firefighter degree which he was working to obtain. Braxton College is starting a firefighter scholarship in his name.
Jordan began a fight with addiction several years ago. He worked hard to get well. He recently relapsed and lost his battle the morning of Sept. 8, 2019. Jordan’s kind and most caring spirit will live on.
Grateful to have shared in his life are his father, Steven Jahner; mother, Mindy (Ellefson) Jahner; sister, Karlee Jahner and her friend Josh Doyle; sister, Layna Jahner; maternal grandmother, Patricia Ellefson; aunts and uncles Cindy Lovell, Leon (Tem) Jahner, John Jahner, Duane (Pam) Jahner, Rocky Jahner, Nancy (Martin) Smith, Kathy (Mylo) Kramer, Tina (James) Gartner, Jeanna (Scott) Simmons, Bethann Ellefson; and numerous cousins and friends.
Jordan joins, in Heaven, his maternal grandfather, Edward Ellefson; paternal grandparents, Lawrence and Irene Jahner; cousin, Jeremy Kramer; and numerous friends from recovery.