Jordan James Herr was born in Oakdale, California on June 12, 1992 to the delight of his loving parents James Oliver Herr and Kristi Herr (Ah You). We wish to share with you all that our dear Jordan died on July 11, 2021. We believe that he is now at peace with our loving God and is no longer feeling pain. We do not have answers at this time. We do know that he had health related issues suggestive of cancer and were awaiting the biopsy results. We would like to share that he struggled with PTSD after serving in combat and the associated, agonizing pain of addiction.
Jordan leaves behind many loving family members: his parents, Bart and Kristi Ah You of Modesto, Jim and Julie Herr of Atwater; grandparents Moe & Cheryl Patkoski of Modesto, Helen and Robert Barnes of Livermore, and Thomas and Donna Buttram of Indiana; his uncle Ryan and aunt Melissa Burtram, of Florida, and auntie Carol La Lone of Livermore; sister Amanda Moren-Duran, and nieces Olivia and Victoria Duran, of Modesto; siblings Matthew Mason of Stockton, Brandon and Rachel Ah You of Arizona, Nathaniel Ah You of Modesto, Joshua Ah You of Modesto, Steve and Tanya Werner of Washington, Christopher Werner of Oklahoma, and Zachary Sejas of California.
The most important person he leaves behind his dear, sweet little daughter Jessa Mae and Jessa’s mom Kristy Parmley of Waterford. There are many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and other family members that loved and cared for him.
Jordan has been a lifelong resident of Modesto and attended Stroud Elementary, with his favorite principal and educator Mrs. Cathrin Eckle, then onto Turlock High School and graduated from the Stanislaus Military Academy. He was an athlete and obtained many awards while working his way to World and State Championships through taekwondo Karate. We are forever grateful to Master Derwin and Sheila Yee for their contributions to Jordan.
Jordan was a combat veteran and served our county with the United States Army. Jordan returned to his hometown and was extremely excited to be a part of our community. During Jordan’s service, he served a tour of duty in Afghanistan. During his tour, he received an Afghanistan Medal with campaign star, an Army Commendation Medal (2nd award), Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO medal and a combat medal. Jordan considered it an honor to have been of service to our country.
Jordan loved to cook, garden, play guitar, sing, wakeboard, go boating and be with family. We will forever love and miss him. We are grateful for those who did everything to help our beloved son Jordan and we know that everyone gave something in this battle to save his life. There are so many of you. We love you and appreciate all of you.
Thank you Sgt. Cunningham, Staff Sergeant Filipiuc “Gicone” Gică of the Romanian Army, our local Modesto VA Clinic, friends and family, and those that have been tirelessly supportive throughout the past four years. Lastly, we thank the paramedics, law enforcement, and fire department who responded. We know that you did all you could.
Please join us on Sunday July 18th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for visitation services at Franklin & Downs Funeral Home, 1050 McHenry Avenue in Modesto. Funeral Services will be held Monday, July 19th at 10:00 a.m., also at Franklin & Downs Funeral Home, followed by a committal with military honors at Lakewood Memorial Park, 900 Santa Fe Avenue in Hughson.
Donations are being accepted for Jordan's daughter here: Jessa Parmley just lost her father
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