March 10, 1993 ~ February 26, 2021
Jordan's prayer service and service will be livestreamed below at 7:00 PM Wednesday, March 3, 2021 and 10:00 AM March 4, 2021. https://vimeo.com/event/759656 https://vimeo.com/event/757498 Jordan Xavier Simon, age 27, left this life peacefully on February 26, 2021 in Fargo surrounded by his loving family. Jordan was born in Fargo on March 10, 1993 to Duane and Lori Simon. Jordan graduated from Fargo South High School in 2011. A highlight from Jordan's high school career was winning a football state championship his senior year. Jordan enjoyed spending time watching his beloved Dallas Cowboys with his Mom. He developed his favor for the Cowboys likely due to his desire to align his interests with his Mom, who he loved dearly. He also knew many stats about professional sports and knew most stats about every NBA player especially his favorite player Lebron James. After high school, Jordan was employed by D-S Beverage as well as Speak Easy restaurant where he could leverage his love for cooking. He loved cooking and always enjoyed making something new for his family. He especially liked cooking holidays meals. Thankgiving and Christmas were his favorite holidays to cook for. Regardless of the size of the group, he always insisted on making a "large meal". Jordan loved spending time with his grandparents back in his Mom's hometown of Kenmare, North Dakota. He especially enjoyed fishing with Grandpa Allan and mowing the lawn out at the farm. Jordan enjoyed spending some of his time alone, where a lot of that time included listening to all genres of music. Jordan had a love for creating music and recorded some of his own music. He also enjoyed spending time with his family at the cabin at Tamarac Lake where he enjoyed fishing, jet skiing, pontooning, and spending evenings by the fire. Jordan also spent several evenings driving around town with the the family dog Sugar listening to music. He also enjoyed watching cooking and home improvement shows and enjoyed gardening and tending to the hottest of peppers. Jordan's best friend in life was his brother Jesse. He and Jesse were the closest of siblings and always enjoyed playing pranks on their mom and hanging out together with mutual friends and at the cabin with his family. After losing his best friend Jesse on May 27, 2018 he often spent time visiting Jesse at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Fargo with Sugar. Jesse had a tattoo of "My Brother's Keeper" on his chest and now he truly is as Jordan and Jesse have been reunited and get to spend eternity together. Jordan is survived by his mother Lori Roesler, step-father Scott Roesler, grandparents Allan and Twila Essler and Ed and Jeanette Roesler, step-sister Courtnie Roesler, sister-in-law Robin Simon, numerous cousins, and many aunts and uncles who loved him dearly. He was preceeded in death by his father Duane Simon, brother Jesse Simon, uncle Kenny Simon, grandparents Kenneth and Veronica Simon, cousin Robyn Essler, and his canine pal Sugar.
Rest peacefully our sweet nephew… You will forever be in our hearts
My baby boy my heart is shattered. I loved you with all my heart. You are no longer in pain and are enjoying the next journey with your brother. Your smile is forever etched in my heart. You had the biggest heart, smile and most beautiful soul. Love you and miss you Jordan!
RIP bro..we will miss you..
Rest In Peace pal. I know you are now at peace and have been reunited with your brother and best friend Jesse in heaven. Love you Jordan.
My heart breaks for you, I will keep you in my prayers.
Lori and Family: My heart is breaking for you during this very tragic time. I wish there was more I could do or say to ease this unimaginable pain. I am so sorry for this huge loss. Jordan was such an amazing, goofy and fun loving man. I have so many great memories of him that I will cherish. I hope for peace and for you to feel love from those around you. I know that Jesse was waiting for Jordan with open arms and they are now reunited and back to their same shenanigan’s. This is the image that will put a smile on my face. They are together once again and they are at peace even though our hearts are shattered. We WILL see them again. With all my love, Julia and Family
Rest in peace my friend!!!
Lori what a beautiful son. Beautiful soul on his way to hang with Jesse and look over you now in life just as you did for them as a most loving mother. Oh my gosh Lori there are simply no words. You are an example of one of thee most loving parents I have ever met. We will hold your heart going forward as you did your sons. We will help you carry your love for both Jordan and Jesse and we will carry you Lori. Hugs to all of your family.
My prayers go out to you Lori during this time and my families condolences go to you and your family!
“Do not stand by my grave and weep” by Mary Elizabeth Frye
I am in a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow.
I am the gentle showers of rain,
I am the fields of ripening grain.
You will forever be cherished. With a laugh that is etched in memory and sensitive eyes filled with emotion and youth, you are one of a kind.
I’ll be seeing you in the next life, Jordan.
So sorry Lori and Scott. My heart goes out to you both.
Jordan Xavier Simon,
I include your middle name, because it was one of many things we made fun of each other for. In retrospect, that is quite silly because it’s a great middle name. I think we were so mean to each other because we always had a deep rooted love hate relationship. You got on my nerves and I got on yours. Although we have lost touch since our grade school and middle school days, the memories we made will forever hold a special place in my heart. From you digging through my closet in and making fun of my underwear, teaching me new swear words you learned from Jesse, sitting next to me on the bus when I had no other friends to sit with, to us riding our bikes all over town and to the pool and the skatepark, to hanging out with Stormy, Danielle, and Jesse and playing tag, to you putting itching powder down my shirt in middle school, to you tripping me on purpose in front of my crush at Skateland, and also pointing out to everyone that there was toilet paper stuck to my skate, OR the time you pointed out that my shoe tracked dog poop by saying, “Skylar, you smell like crap. I think it’s your shoe.” and pointed to the trail of dog poop on the floor leading up to my desk.
But it wasn’t always you being a little butthead… I remember you bringing Megan and I over to your house after school for the first time, and you gave us each a Cowboy’s jersey to borrow and wear to school the next day. The way you beamed with pride seeing the ladies wearing your jersey’s was a sight to see. Once we got to middle school, we started hanging with different crowds, and even though you gave Megan and I SO much crap, and didn’t want us cramping your style with all the new ladies to meet, you still found a way to check in with us and let us know you still considered us friends, whether that was you knocking my books out of my hand as I walked down the hall, or simply saying hi and asking how I was.
One of my absolute favorite and funniest memories that I STILL tell people about to this day, is when you got to Mrs.Smith’s history class before everyone else; we all rolled into class later than you, and your seat was empty. We had a test that day, so it was passed out, and we were all SO quiet, focusing on our test, when out of nowhere, you jumped out of the closet in the corner of the classroom and yelled, “I JUST WENT TO NARNIA.” Even the teacher could not be upset because you had the entire class ROARING with laughter.
You were SUCH a piece of work, but at the end of the day….such a good person and friend that caused a little chaos, but a lot of laughs everywhere you went. Megan and I have been reminiscing so much the last few days, and it makes me realize just how important you were in my life growing up and how many funny, amazing memories we have together. You will never, ever be forgotten.
Until we meet again…
May the heavens rejoice in the reunion of Duane and his two dear and loved sons – Jordan and Jesse.
Heaven is to be at peace with all things. Wishing you peace and healing at this most difficult time. You are in my thoughts and in my heart.
I remember Jordan as being such a strong, handsome young man and always very polite when he was in our home. Jordan was a great friend to Ethan, and he will be dearly missed. Our hearts are heavy, but we know we will see Jordan again someday. Oh, the stories I look forward to hearing! May you be comforted in the days ahead by the sure and certain hope of the resurrection.
I worked with Jordan at speakeasy he was a great kid, lots of personality in that boy! At one point, not so long ago jordan and i worked monday mornings together, and he would put the stock away in the cooler and freezer,and before he did he would always come up to me,as he was putting his gloves on and with a big smile and a chuckle he’d say,Lars i’m goin in! I guess now, Jordan you’ve gone “all in” ! Dude i will miss you! Keep that big smile handy and someday i will see you on the other side!
Thanks for the nights you included me in your plans after a shift at the Speak Easy. I remember listening to your rap CD you and Jessie made. I lost my copy but I’ll never forget the memories. True Blue forever my friend
I miss talking to you already, Jordan. You left too soon, as we still had more to do together. Thanks for all of the fun times and memories at the Sports Center, skatepark, in the studio, and everywhere between. RIP, J-boi.
Rest peaceful Jordan. Knowing you are at your brothers side once again gives some peace to all who will miss you so much. Lori you are loved by so many who will be there for you when you need a little extra. I am one. Love you my dear favorite friend.
To my Cousin Jordan may your soul R.I.P. as your spirit will carry on in our memories. Know we will think of you often in many days ahead.
My heart hurts for you Lori and Scott.
May you find peace and comfort knowing that Jesse and Jordan are together again and will be watching over you always. Hugs and prayers for comfort in the days ahead…..
Lori and family, I was so sorry when I heard about Jordan. You have been on my mind ever since.
Take care of yourself too.
JXS – another beautiful soul gone too soon.
One thing I will never ever forget about you is that huge infectious smile you always had on your face whenever I saw you. You are going to be missed by many loving hearts here but welcomed buy many loving hearts there. I have had a hard time with the phrase “in a better place” until just recently. You truly are, Jordan, rest easy young man. You are gone but never ever forgotten.
Give Jake a hug from his mom!
Love hugs and prayers to Lori, Scott and the whole family! We are here for whatever you may need from us.
Mike and Kelly Hoffman
Only an Aunt can give hugs like a mother, keep secrets like a sister, and share love like a friend.
Our sympathy and love is is being sent to you all. The stories of Jordan toniight sure ring true. Grant always spoke of Jordan as a kind and really funny guy. Lori, please know we are praying for your healing and know you are in our thoughts, and again, will always be in our prayer.❤️
Lori- my heart is so heavy with sadness for you! I’m praying for comfort and strength for you as you face the future without your boys. Please take care of yourself. I’ll see you this summer. Sending a BIG virtual hug. 💕💕
You were a fighter. For life, health, happiness. And you deserved all of those things. I know you did not want to leave those on earth that loved and cared about you. You fought so hard to stick around for Lori and the plans you had for your life. But your brother, Josh, Jake, Michael, Calvin, and all your other heart breaks you went through – must have needed you more. I know you will watch over those who need strength in their own mourning processes. Visit anytime, through signs, beautiful days, dreams. What an incredible impact you have made on all who knew you.
So very sorry to hear of this. Our heartfelt condolences.
Jordan, I can’t put into words the impact you had on my life. You were my first love and so much more. I’ll forever cherish the memories.. whether it was a trip to Arizona or a trip to the grocery store you always managed to make it unforgettable. I’m so sorry you’re time on earth was short but I know you gave it a hard fight. You will forever hold a place in my heart… Love you always.
Make sure to give Sugar & Stella some extra popcorn from me. ❤️
Rest in peace Jordan words can truly never ease anyone’s pain but there is comfort knowing that you were back with your best friend watching down to protect and guide your mom 😢💕
Jordan words can’t describe how much I’ll miss you.You were always the little brother I never had. I’ll miss hearing you yell my name across the room and run over and give me a big hug every time we all got together. Your energy was contagious and you were always the light at any get together we are at. I’ll never forget the last time we were all at the lakes together enjoying the sun and positive energy. Kept cracking jokes and had us laughing in tears. You’ll forever be apart of our family and praying for strength for your family at this time.
Lori and family,
I struggle to find words of comfort in this time of unimaginable grief. I do hope that with time, the pain and tears of loss will be overtaken by the joy and laughter of fond memories. By all accounts, Jordan was a wonderful person. I did not know my youngest cousins well as adults, but do smile when I think of them as young kids and the exuberate enthusiasm that they possessed. Take care and be well.
My condolences. Such a beautiful tribute. Thank you for sharing. You are all in my prayers.
I don’t know what to say , that hasn’t been said already… Besides my wife and children there are a few others whose feelings I care about .. You are one of them.. I’m glad you have a good family during these times.. People you can lean on and count on… Peace Lori , Mike and Yvonne…
My deepest sympathy to you lori I cant imagine how you must feel take care my thoughts are with you