Philip Nelson Jourdan

June 6, 1942May 10, 2019

Philip N. Jourdan passed away peacefully in the night on Friday May 10, 2019 at home surrounded by family. Phil was born on June 06, 1942 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the son of Claude and Mary (Gibbs) Jourdan. He married Ruth Elaine Kluzak on June 12, 1964 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was a long-time resident of Alma, Michigan. Philip served in the U.S. Navy aboard the SS Forestall and received his honorable discharge in 1962; he retired from Alma Plastics and attended the Ithaca Baptist Church. Philip loved to sing at church and with his Midstatesmen barbershop companions. He loved to fish, play cards, and visit with family; but most of all devoted to his wife Ruth and Our Lord and Savior.

He loved to travel with his wife and visit family across the US. The last trip he was able to take was with family to Disney in November. What he will be remembered for most is how he would enjoy spending time with family, and most importantly, taking care of all his family.

Phil is survived by his wife, Ruth Jourdan; sons, Philip Jourdan Jr, John (Kristen) Jourdan; daughter, Melanie (Joseph) Goodman; grandchildren, Shayla (Michael), Andrew, Alex, Mason, Kahlia, Samantha (Nate), and Megan; siblings, Natalie (Cliff) Graham, Richard Jourdan, and Ralph (Sharon) Jourdan, Phil is preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Mary (Gibbs) Jourdan; brothers, Clyde and Bruce; sisters, Claudia and Charlotte, along with several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services for Phil, age 76 of Alma will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday May 18, 2019 at Ithaca Baptist Church located at 221 Norton Gibbs Dr, Ithaca, MI 48847 with Pastor Kelly Carlson officiating.


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Melanie Jourdan Goodman

May 12, 2019

Well dad, yesterday turned out just like you planned. We were surrounded by so much family. So much love. Thank you for being the BEST dad ever. I love you!!!