Leslie “Les” Jordahl – Obit

Leslie “Les” Harlen Jordahl, age 72, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND.

Les was born on December 4, 1946, in Crookston, MN, the son of the late Ernest and Helen (Olson) Jordahl.  He grew up in Fisher, MN, and graduated from Fisher High School in 1964.  While in school he worked for his aunt and uncle, Carol and Roger Remboldt, on their dairy farm.  After graduation he joined the Minnesota Army National Guard and went to basic training at Fort Louis in Washington State.  He then worked on the farms of Virgil Haake and Boyd Knutson.  On September 6, 1969, he married Carol Jasper at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Crookston, MN, where they made their home. Les worked for the Farmer’s Union before owning and operating Les’s Service Station in Crookston, MN.  He then worked as a Purchasing Manager for Coca-Cola, Phoenix Industries, and then JR Simplot.  He will be forever known as a loving and caring people person with a long-winded gift for gab.  He would always find something to joke about, like claiming he was the poorest guy in Minnesota.  He loved to bake and cook, most recently he learned how to make lefse like his mom made.  He enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, fishing, and camping.  He made his own icehouse and decoys.  Most of all though he loved being with his family, cherishing every moment he had with them, especially watching his grandchildren in their sporting events and activities.

Les is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Carol Jordahl of Crookston, MN; daughter, Tammy (Blair) Kubela of Fergus Falls, MN; son, Shane (Tammy King) Jordahl of Bemidji, MN; 7 grandchildren, Chelsey, Tyler, and Rylee Kubela, Nathaniel, Jonathan, and Zachary King, and McKenzie Jordahl; brothers, Wayne, Keith (Nancy), and Steven Jordahl, all of Park Rapids, MN; and many more nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Helen Jordahl; brother, Kent Jordahl; father and mother in law, Edward and Marion Jasper; and sister in laws, Laura and Barb Jordahl and Jacqualine Jasper.

Memorial Service:  11:00 am on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Crookston, MN, with a time of Visitation one hour before.
Visitation:  4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home in Crookston, MN, with a Prayer Service at 6:00 pm.
Arrangements by Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home ~ Crookston, Minnesota, www.stenshoelhouske.com