Harriet Jordan

Harriet Mae Jordan, 81, Hills, died Sunday, May 7, 2017, at Sanford Hospice Cottage in Luverne.

A funeral service was Thursday, May 11, 2017, at the Hills United Reformed Church. Burial followed at the Hills United Reformed Cemetery.

Harriet Hoogwerf was born March 24, 1936, to Bert and Katie (Vermeulen) Hoogwerf in Rock Rapids, Iowa. When she was a young girl, her family moved to Volga, South Dakota. She attended country school and then Volga Christian Elementary School. She graduated from Southwest Christian High School in Edgerton in 1954. After high school she took summer classes and began her teaching career in Wisconsin. Later she attended Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa and completed her bachelor's degree in 1965. After college, she continued teaching in Sibley, Iowa.

On Aug. 16, 1968, Harriet married Norman Jordan at the Volga Christian Reformed Church in Volga, South Dakota. After their marriage, they taught at various schools in the area until 1972, when they moved to Hills. The next 35 years Harriet worked part time at the Hills Christian School and taught many kindergarten Bible classes. She also worked part time for 25 years at Tuff Memorial Home as a nurses’ assistant.

She was a member of the Hills United Reformed Church. She enjoyed scrapbooking, traveling, family tree history, visiting family and friends and attending many Bible studies.

Harriet was diagnosed with cancer in the spring of 2014.

She is survived by her husband, Norman Jordan, of Hills; three daughters, Beth Jordan of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Ruth Jordan and Jane Jordan, both of Morton Grove, Illinois; a brother, Robert (Katie) Hoogwerf of Volga; three sisters, Mary Hoogwerf  and Dorie (Fred) Kooi, all of Huntsville, Alabama, and Sandi (Jim) Elenbaas of Spokane, Washington; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Arrangements were by Jurrens Funeral Home of Hills, www.jurrensfuneralhome.com.

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