April 4, 1956 ~ May 28, 2012
Rock Alan Jordahl, 56, was born to Harold and Lorna (Goplen) Jordahl April 4, 1956 in Moorhead, MN. He passed away peacefully at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital on Memorial Day, May 28th, 2012 surrounded by his family after an arduous battle with cancer.
Rocky served as a fleet sailor in the United States Navy for 20 years and retired at the rank E6 Machinist Mate. Over the course of his career, he was deployed for 11 tours in the Middle East along with numerous state-side assignments. His generosity was evident in the many gifts he presented to his family following each of his many travels.
Rocky was naturally proficient in all his endeavors. He was an avid Nascar fan and an auto enthusiast. He liked watching western movies and anything on the History channel, but he mostly enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
Upon retirement from the military he resided in Horace, ND until his death. He was fiercely loyal to his mother, and his four sisters and their families.
He is survived by his mother Lorna and step-father Ken Johnson, Sr.; Sisters: Debra (Jim) McCullough, Centerville, GA; Kathi (Dan) Trottier, rural Horace, ND; Gayle Kerkow (Richard Cutler), Collinsville, CT; Pam (Richard) Lewis, Vergas, MN, Nieces/Nephew: Shanda (Denny) Gustafson, Fargo, ND; Robin (Ted) Bailey, Olympia, WA; Tracy (Jeremy) Tjon, Moorhead, MN; Travis (Kyann) Lewis, Audubon, MN; Mandi Walker (Nick Ludowese); Nichole (Shannon) Shell, Glyndon, MN; Erin (Alan) Moody, Fort Rucker, AL; and 18 great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.
Rock’s family would like to thank the staff and the Palliative Care Unit of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Fargo with a special thanks to Judy Knudson, MS, PA.