In Memory

Jordan E. Rhey

Jordan E. Rhey, formerly of Kenosha, late of Mt. Pleasant, WI, passed away on July 19, 2016 at his home.

Jordan served in the US Navy.  On March 12, 1966, he married his childhood sweetheart, Rozann Salerno.  Jordan worked as a hammer man in the drop forge at Snap-On Tools for 32 years before his retirement in 1999.  Jordan and Rozann relocated Up North in Butternut, WI where they owned and operated Donner's Bay Resort for seven years before becoming homesick for their family.  They moved back to the area in 2014.

Jordan was the past President of Boilermakers-Iron Ship Builders-Blacksmith-Forgers Local 1652, a former member of the American Motorcycle Association, a firefighter for the Mercer Volunteer Fire Department, a member of the Mercer Chamber of Commerece, and the Park Falls Chamber of Commerce.  He was an avid Sprint car, NASCAR, and Chicago Bears fan.

Surviving Jordan is his wife, Rozann of Mt. Pleasant, his two children Charles Rhey and Kristine Coshun, his four grandchildren, and his brother Gary Rhey.

Funeral services were held on July 23, 2016.  Per the family's wishes, memorials can be made to the:        Justin P. Donner Warrior Project c/o Jeff (JD) and Jane Donner W8451 City Rd. E., Park Falls, WI 54552 or The Brain Tumor Research Fund (checks payable to: The Froedtert Foundation) 9200 E. WIsconsin Avenue, Wauwatoa, WI  53226 


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07/29/16 12:07 PM #1    

Sherwin Kruger

Sorry to hear of Jordan's passing.  I certainly lost contact with him over the years, but I have very fond memories of Jordan from our days at Lincoln Jr High.  I certainly remember his good sense of humor and I enjoyed his comapny very much.  My condolences to his family.  May he rest in peace.

Sherwin Kruger

07/29/16 03:38 PM #2    

Alan E. Bella

I didn't pal too much with him in school but I worked with him at Snap-On for almost 40 years.  We had a lot of good time while there.  He thought of himself as a  kind of hardass but inside he was marshmellow.  Just an all around good guy.  I had  the pleasure of photographing both of his children's weddings, so I got to know him and his family pretty well.  He will definitely be missed.  Rest in peace, Jordan.

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