Jordan Bendson, 27, of Motley passed away March 29, 2019, as a result of a long battle with lymphoma. His loved ones were by his side.
The funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 4 at the Motley Free Methodist Church, with a viewing one hour preceding the service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations in Jordan’s name to the Gift of Life Transplant House in Rochester, Minnesota as, through much of his treatment, it became a place of comfort and healing.
Jordan was born to Lorna (Birkholtz) and Bill Bendson of Motley on January 14, 1992. He was a 2010 graduate of Staples-Motley Schools. He was an avid athlete throughout his high school caree, placing in state in both cross country and wrestling over multiple years.
Jordan attended Concordia College in Moorhead, where he was a wrestler on the college team. After college he worked in construction in Moorhead. He then returned to Motley and became a cook at BRICKS Travel Center in Motley. Over the years, he was an incredible uncle for his niece and nephew.
Jordan is survived by his parents, Lorna Bendson and Norby and Bill Bendson and Ledona of Motley; one sister, Paige (Casey) Uggerud; one nephew, Jerrick; one niece, Winter, of Virginia; three half siblings: Jason (Keri) Bendson and children Taylor, Alexis, Jacob and Grace; Ross Bendson and children Cameron, Briana, Brooke and Logan; Ashley (Keith) Trout and children Isaac and Riley; his German brother, Till Diepenbrock; maternal grandparents, Ervin and Susan Birkholtz of Motley; girlfriend, Christina Garcia and several aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Edward and Evelyn Bendson.
Funeral arrangements are by Kline Funeral Home in Pine River.