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Thursday, January 12, 2017
4:00 - 7:00 pm
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines
Bellizzi-MacRae Post #659 at 6 p.m.
Rosary to begin at 7 p.m.


Friday, January 13, 2017
10:00 am
St. Anthony Catholic Church
15 Indianola Ave.
Des Moines


Glendale Cemetery
Des Moines


Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50315
(515) 285-3911

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Marion W. "Bud" Jordan

Marion W. “Bud” Jordan, 94, passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Ramsey Village.

Bud was born August 3, 1922 in Des Moines to Charles and Madge (Aikin) Jordan. He graduated from East High School in June of 1940. Bud proudly served in the United States Army, 113th Calvary during WWII, where he was awarded numerous medals including a Purple Heart. He retired in 1979 from the U.S. Postal Service after 39 years of service. Bud was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, Order of the Purple Heart, Bellizzi-MacRae American Legion Post #659, where he served as Post Commander for several years, East High School Alumni Association and Booster Club. He enjoyed gardening and various other outdoor activities including riding his motorcycle. Bud was a mechanic and loved tinkering with anything mechanical. He was a BINGO caller and an avid square dancer.

Bud is survived by his sons, Dan and John Jordan; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a host of extended family and beloved friends.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 71 years, Victoria (Vito) Jordan; son, Charles Michael; and his siblings, Virginia, Charles, Kathryn, Gladys, James and Violet.

The family will greet friends Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home, 5400 SW 9th Street with the Bellizzi-MacRae American Legion Post #659 presentation at 6 p.m. and the Rosary recited at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 15 Indianola Avenue followed by burial at Glendale Cemetery.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Ramsey Village, especially Bev, Robin and Alice for their loving care.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, St. Anthony Catholic Church or American Legion Post #659 in loving memory of Bud.

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