Rae Marie “Rae” Jordan, 60, of Brookings, and formerly of Sioux City, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at her home in Brookings.
Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. Visitation with the family present will be from 1 – 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to www.meyerbroschapels.com.
Rae was born July 11, 1958, in Sioux City; she was the daughter of Robert, Sr. and Phyllis (Welch) Jordan. Rae grew up in Sioux City and graduated from Heelan High School in 1976. She worked as a waitress at various restaurants and then started a career at J.C. Penney Studios that eventually transferred her to Olympia, WA. While in Washington, Rae began a successful 26 year career with Century Link. This career took her to Minneapolis where she retired in 2017 due to health reasons. In 2018, Rae moved to Brookings to be closer to her Midwest family.
Rae was artistic, creative and free spirited. She enjoyed stain glass, traveling and spending time with her granddaughters. Rae was known for her wit and rebellious flair. She loved purple and tie dye was her style of choice.
Survivors include her son, Zach Jordan (Candace) of Bonaire, GA; her mother ,Phyllis Jordan of Sioux City; her brother Bob Jordan (Susie) of Thornton, CO; her two sisters Julie Graham (Patrick) of Portage, WI and Vicki Swedlund (Shad) of Brookings,; two granddaughters: Adrianna and Cassidy Jordan. She was the favorite aunt to: Aaron Jordan (Janette), Austin Henry and Seth Swedlund, Stephanie Bauman (Josh), Elainna Jordan and Sami Kratovil (Corbin). Rae is also survived by her bonus nephews Mike, Shawn and Ryan Graham, a great niece PennyLane and great nephews Mavik, Jackson and Jacob.
Rae was preceded in death by her dad Robert Jordan, Sr. and her grandparents.
Memorials may be directed to the Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation, 321 Columbus Ave, Suite 5R, Boston, MA 02116.