Jordan Heupel

The Service of Remembrance for Jordan Heupel, age 28 of Elgin, was held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 at Zion Lutheran Church in Elgin. Posted Nov. 29, 2013

Jordan Heupel
Jordan Heupel


The Service of Remembrance for Jordan Heupel, age 28 of Elgin, was held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 at Zion Lutheran Church in Elgin.  Pastor Marvin Winstryg from Bethesda United Methodist Church officiated and Jordan’s ashes will be scattered on the native prairie grass on his hill on the Round Top Ranch.

Jordan Duane Heupel was born on Jan. 22, 1985 in Bismarck, N.D. to Doyle and Julie (Fried) Heupel. He attended school at Elgin New Leipzig and graduated from Elgin New Leipzig High School in 2004. He attended college at WDTI in Sturgis and BSC in Bismarck studying farm and ranch management. He was married to Elisha Wise.

Jordan loved to do various activities. He enjoyed hunting which usually consisted of him going out looking for a deer and a half hour later coming back with one. He never could shoot at one if it was close by.

It usually had to be running and about four hundred yards out; he was one heck of a shot. He also had a passion for riding horses he was a true cowboy at heart.

Jordan worked in various jobs but his passion was in trucking and ranching. Jordan loved the road as much as he loved life itself. He was extremely happy recently as he found love again and was planning on starting a family.

Jordan grew up on the ranch and he loved his cattle, he was planning on coming back to the ranch. His brother Trevor and he would always have tiffs about what was going to be sod and what was going to be pasture. He always said you can’t ever get that prairie grass back.

God must have had a big load that he needed hauled up in the heavens. Jordan had a great sense of humor and loved to tease.  You always knew when he was up to something because he got that mischievous grin on his face.  Jordan will be missed dearly by all of his family and friends here on earth.

Jordan passed away early Saturday morning Nov. 23, south of Elgin as the result of injuries sustained in a pickup accident.

Jordan is survived by his parents, Doyle and Julie Heupel, Elgin, N.D.; his brother, Trevor Heupel (special friend Alice Weikum), Bismarck, N.D.; his Grandma, Viola Fried, Elgin, N.D.; his Aunts and Uncles, Daryl Heupel, Elgin, N.D.;  Laura Sanders, Morrison, Ill.; Jeff and Susan Coombs, Longview, Texas; Deryl and Cindy Martin, Minot, N.D.; Eric and Jen Fried, Fargo, N.D.; his”adopted” brother Greg Kopp, “adopted” sister Tia Kilwein;  his loving special friend, Chelsey Collinson,  numerous cousins, and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Herbert Fried, Theodore and Violet (Heupel) Fitterer, and uncles, Dennis Heupel and Wayne Sanders.

He lived life to the fullest and on the edge and he never feared death. Jordan loved the cowboy way and was a true cowboy at heart. In honor of Jordan, we are asking that everyone feel free to attend the service in cowboy attire. Jeans and hats are appropriate. The service will be very informal and we would love to have everyone share their stories and memories of Jordan.

Visitation will be 1 to 9 p.m. on Monday at the Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home in Elgin and on Tuesday one hour prior to services at Zion Lutheran Church in Elgin.

A memorial has been established.

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