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John J. Ford

March 15, 1933 — December 2, 2019

John J. Ford

Age 86 of Plymouth, passed away surrounded by family on December 2nd after the Vikings allowed 17 unanswered points.

Survived by wife Jane; daughters Ellen (Dick) Henning, Mary (Steve) Bielski & Julie Ford (John Fitzgerald); grandchildren Ben (Alli), Sara (fiancée Francis), Allison (Alex), Katherine, Daniel, Anne & Joseph; great granddaughter Lyla and sister Patricia Stiles.

Born & raised in Buffalo, NY, graduate of Niagara University with a B.S. in Economics, served as a 1st Lt in the U.S. Army, completing 26 “exits in fright” as a paratrooper with the 1st Airborne Battle Group, 187th Infantry. His business career included executive positions with Sears and Montgomery Ward before entering the premium and incentive industry with Carlson Companies.

In the mid-1980’s, John started his own company, JFR Marketing.  He loved golf, a good cigar, WCC, the MN Vikings and Notre Dame.  His wife, children and grandchildren filled his life with joy and he touched many people, both professionally and personally.

Memorials preferred to Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners (IOCP) or Holy Name of Jesus Catholic School.


Mass of Christian Burial

The Church of the Holy Name of Jesus
  • Email Details
  • 155 County Road 24
    Medina, MN 55391
  • Visitation at the church from 9:30-11:00 AM. Interment Holy Name Cemetery.
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