Jordan Michael Ulicki, AKA "Gentle Ginger," age 21, was taken home to be with the Lord in a God-appointed four-wheeler accident, along with his girlfriend, Sadie Foreman, age 20, on Sunday, July 13, 2014.
Jordan was born on September 1, 1992 in Anaheim, CA and moved to Fort Dodge when he was three years old. He was a faithful member of Harvest Baptist Church and has always been excited to be at church, serving wherever he could. As a child, he loved participating in various children programs that he later enjoyed the opportunity to lead in those same programs. He was a faithful worker and leader on the Webster City bus route and taught in the five year old Children Church.
Jordan was homeschooled until the 9th grade when he was enrolled in Harvest Baptist High School and graduated in 2011. Throughout school, his cheerful smile and contagious laugh was an encouragement to everyone around him. As the class clown, he both frustrated and entertained his teachers on a daily basis. Once he graduated from high school, he followed his desire to help people and graduated Iowa Central Community College with his Associates in Fire Science and was working towards completing his EMT/paramedic degree. Though he found it difficult to concentrate on his studies because of his love for people, God, and his servant spirit, he was determined to finish his studies and work as a fire fighter.
In addition to his school life, there were few people that could keep up with him when he started to work. He started a lawn service with his brother Jerod, which he managed until his death, moved furniture for A-1 Moving, and worked for his father in Diamond Detailing. Though he worked hard, he managed to keep enough energy to play harder. He loved to spend time four-wheeling, paintballing, shooting, SCUBA diving, and anything else that he considered exciting.
His outgoing personality, flaming red hair, and unique stature made him a giant teddy bear, a shoulder to cry on, a sound advisor, and a friend to everyone. He knew no strangers and his heart was bigger than his frame. His love for Christ, recently took him to Malawi, Africa where he spent a month working in a missionary camp.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his parents, Jerry and Peggy Ulicki, his older brother Jerod, and his younger sister Janae, his grandparents Bob and Jan Samuelson of Ames, IA. In addition to those listed above, he is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and self-proclaimed siblings including Miracle Holder and Dennis Grandinetti. Jordan is preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Norma Ulicki, infant half sister Melody Anne Ulicki, all of Fort Dodge, IA.
Jordan's funeral service will be Friday July 18, 2014 at 10:00 AM at the Decker Auditorium in Fort Dodge. Visitation will be on Thursday, July 17th at Gunderson's Funeral Home from 4:00-7:00 PM.