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Jerry Ordway

September 5, 1968 — November 28, 2019

Jerry Ordway

Jerry Dean Ordway, 51, of Mancelona passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2019.  He was born on September 5, 1968 in Owosso, MI, the son of Jerry and Carol (Corbin) Ordway.

Jerry was always present in his son’s lives.  When they were young, he was active in their Boyscout troop, and eventually became the scout leader.  He loved hunting, fishing, kayaking, and watching NASCAR or his beloved New England Patriots.  He was at his best when he was doing any of these things with an ice-cold Budweiser in hand.

Jerry is survived by two sons, Kenneth (Kelsea) Ordway of Rapid City, and Dylan Ordway of Mancelona; his mother, Carol Corbin; five siblings, Crystal Eckert of Mancelona, Paul (Dana) Eckert of Gaylord, Diana (Jimmy) Phillips of North Carolina, Elisa (Jeff) Coan of Elmira, and Leah Ordway of Mancelona; four grandchildren, RaeLin, Aidyn, Addison, and Octavia; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Butch Ordway; all four of his grandparents, and a great nephew.

Funeral services will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at the Mancelona Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 2:00 p.m., also at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Antrim County Hunters Safety Organization.

Arrangements are in the care of the Mancelona Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.  Please sign his online guestbook at

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