Jordan Matthew Tommerdahl, 26, of Minneapolis, formerly from Fergus Falls, passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2019.
On December 9, 1992, Jordan was born to Kay and Stuart Tommerdahl in Fargo. In 1993, he moved with his family to Fergus Falls.
Jordan was baptized at Hope Lutheran Church in Fargo, and confirmed at Stavanger Lutheran Church in Fergus Falls. He loved and was actively involved in Otter Tail Young Life during his high school years.
Jordan attended Fergus Falls High School, graduating in 2011, and attended Colorado Christian University, graduating in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
On June 14, 2014, Jordan married Madison Eshelman.
Jordan worked as a sourcing specialist for Graco Corporation in Minneapolis, beginning in 2015, and most recently at AeroSystems Engineering in St. Paul.
Jordan had a passion for making a difference in other people’s lives. Jordan loved people and could open a conversation with anybody, young or old. Jordan loved travel and exploring the world. He loved sports, participating in soccer, basketball and tennis in high school. Over the last year, Jordan was a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves performance dunk team. Jordan was a talented musician, writing music, playing guitar and singing. He played with various worship teams and his friends formed numerous bands over the years, the latest known as Dayton Hollow. Jordan loved nature and being outdoors, whether it be camping, hiking, fishing, or hunting. Jordan was part of an incredible group of friends (more like brothers) who called themselves the Island Guys.
Despite his recent struggles with mental health, Jordan had a heart of gold and always wanted to help others. He was the best listener and conversationalist and was there for everyone no matter what the situation. He had aspirations of pursuing a career in mental health in order to more effectively help others with their own struggles.
Jordan is proceeded in death by his grandparents Elmer Haack and Hjalmer and LaJune Tommerdahl, and baby, Una Crabtree.
Jordan is survived by his very special girlfriend, Taylor Leapaldt of Minneapolis, formerly of Fergus Falls; parents, Kay and Stuart Tommerdahl of Fergus Falls; brother, Paul (Kelly) Tommerdahl of Apple Valley, and their children Summer Tenleigh, Colton Paul, and Larkyn Emery; sister, Sarah (Ty) Crabtree of Boston, Massachusetts and their son Owen Matthew; brother, Javonte Tommerdahl of Mesa, Arizona; grandmother, Sandy Backman; uncles and aunts, Kevin Haack, Kelly and Sheena Haack, David and Christine Tommerdahl, Daryl and Cheryl Tommerdahl, and numerous cousins.
In lieu of flowers, to honor the memory of Jordan Tommerdahl, we are collecting funds to establish the Jordan Tommerdahl Memorial/Scholarship Fund for those that are interested in education in mental health related vocations.
Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2019, with a 6:30 p.m. public prayer service at the funeral home.
Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Good Shepherd Church, Fergus Falls.
The Revs. Mark Tungseth and Dale Hexum will officiate.
Interment will be at Oak Grove Cemetery, Fergus Falls.
Arrangements are provided by the Olson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls.
Online condolences may be sent to www.olsonfuneralhome.com.