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Basil C. Jordan

December 15, 1926 ~ August 5, 2018 (age 91)
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Basil C. Jordan, 91 of Davenport, Iowa, formerly of Alpha, IL died Sunday, August 5, 2018 at Crest Health Center, Ridgecrest Village in Davenport, Iowa. Services are 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 9, 2018 at the Alpha United Methodist Church. Burial is in the National Cemetery, Arsenal Island, Rock Island, where graveside military services will be conducted. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home in Alpha where memorials may be left to the Alpha United Methodist Church, Oxford American Legion Post #1197 or Crest Health Center at Ridgecrest Village. Online condolences can be made at

He was born December 15, 1926 in Lovilia, Iowa to V. Eugene and Blanche Andrew Jordan. He graduated from DeVry University in Chicago. Basil was united in marriage to Melba Baird May 17, 1953 in Alpha, IL.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving in World War II from 1944-1946.

Basil was employed at International Harvester Co. in East Moline. He owned and operated Alpha TV and Radio Store for many years. Basil co-owned Illowa Service Center in East Moline, IL.

He was a member of the Alpha United Methodist Church, charter member of the Oxford American Legion Post 1197 and the Rio Masonic Lodge A.F. & A.M #685.

Basil enjoyed hunting pheasant, camping and traveling. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.
Basil loved his family, community and country. He was kind and generous to the end and would help anyone in need, even total strangers.

Survivors include his wife: Melba; two daughters: Vicki (Jim) Geiger of Donna, TX; Randi (Pat) Creedon of Colorado Springs, CO; two sons: Craig (Kathy Frugé) Jordan of Boerne, TX; Kurt (Cathy) Jordan of Alpha, IL; 7 grandchildren: Lindsey (Brooks) Friederich, Chelsey Creedon, Rachel Jordan, Rebekah Jordan, John Jordan, Seth and Trace Thompson; two great grandsons: Aiden Jordan and Jordan Friederich; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother: Farrell.

Donations may be made to:

Alpha United Methodist Church
211 N. Scandia Street, Alpha IL 61413

Oxford American Legion Post 1197
213 W. A. Street, Alpha IL 61413-9781

Crest Health Center at Ridgecrest Village
Davenport IA

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