Steve Jordahl, age 58 of Montevideo, Minnesota, passed away on Saturday, April 20th, 2019, in Montevideo, MN.
Visitation for Steve Jordahl will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at Anderson-TeBeest Funeral Home in Montevideo, MN, with a prayer service beginning at 7:30 p.m. and will resume at the church at 12:30 p.m. on the day of the service at the church.
Memorial services Steven Todd Jordahl will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26th at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Montevideo.
Steven Todd Jordahl was born January 6, 1961, at Swedish Hospital in Minneapolis. He was baptized at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis and confirmed at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Montevideo. He graduated from Montevideo High School in 1979. He attended college and graduated from the U of M Morris, MN, in 1983. Steve received his Masters degree from St. Cloud University and his Doctorate degree from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND.
Steve was a teacher in Litchfield, MN, and Willmar, MN, and a principal in Albert Lea, MN, and Alexandria, MN. He became the school superintendent in Barnesville, MN, and superintendent of schools in St. Cloud, MN. He became the administrator of St. Paul American schools in Shanghai, China, and then at St. Paul American schools in Beijing, China. Steve spent four years in China before moving on to Hanoi, Vietnam as the administrator of American schools for the past four years.
Steve was married to Chris Bakke to which two children, Nicole & Derek, were born. He was later married to Nancy Wohlers to which Sydney was born.
Steve was an outstanding athlete at Montevideo High School in football, basketball, and baseball. He went on to play football at the U of M Morris. Steve was also an avid fisherman and hunter. He was dedicated to his work and loved being a leader. His children were the most important in his life.
Steve is survived by his children: Derek and Sydney; his brother, David; parents: Vern (Jan) Jordahl of Montevideo, MN; nephew, Tyler Jordahl; and special friend, Vera of Hanoi, Vietnam.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Nicole, to whom he dedicated the book he wrote, “My Life Experience Led to My Leadership”.
A special thank you to Home Health and Hospice for the loving care they gave to Steve, and also to Gregg Waylander, NP for his many visits to see and administer health care to Steve.
Arrangements are with Anderson-TeBeest Funeral Home of Montevideo, MN.