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The Rev. Maryon Christi Jordan

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

The Rev. Maryon Christi Jordan, O.S.B., of Minooka, Ill., died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at 6:30 a.m. at the Hines VA Hospital in Chicago.

Born in Bangor, Mass., on Dec. 17, 1952, he was adopted by the late Raymond and Daisy (Barlow) Jordan.

Surviving are his brother, Donald Ray Jordan; his sister, Brenda Diane Ladet; and his Benedictine Brothers of the Swiss American Congregation of the Order of St. Benedict.

Father Jordan professed his monastic vows Jan. 15, 1979, at Corpus Christi Monastery, Sandia, Texas, and was ordained to the Holy Priesthood on June 4, 1983. In 1989, he joined the United States Air Force as a Chaplain, which included service in the Persian Gulf War. He also served in the La Crosse, Wis., Diocese under Raymond Cardinal Burke, and as chaplain under U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at Wade Park Campus in Cleveland, before coming to the Chaplain’s Residence at Annunciation Monastery, 6200 E. Minooka Road, Minooka.

Funeral services for Father Maryon Jordan, O.S.B. will be Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Annunciation Monastery, 6200 E. Minooka Road, Minooka, where a concelebrated Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Abbot Vincent Bataille, O.S.B., will preside. Interment will be in Annunciation Monastery Cemetery.

Memorials in his name to Annunciation Monastery would be appreciated.

The visitation will be from 8 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the Monastery.

Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Road, Joliet, is in charge of arrangements. For information, visit www.fredcdames.com or call 815-741-5500.

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