Who Was Shari Jordan? Jeffery Dahmer’s Step-Mother Wiki, Bio

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Shari Jordan is the step- mother of Jeffery Dahmer who was an American serial killer and sex offender who killed and dismembered seventeen males between 1978 and 1991.

When she married Lionel Dahmer in 1978, she became the stepmother of one of the world’s most prominent serial killer. Jeffery Dahmer was the son of Lionel Dahmer and Joyce Dahmer. When Jeffery was still a child, Joyce left Lionel. Lionel remarried and married Shari Jordan.

Lionel also wrote a book about his son called, “A Father’s Story.” Dahmer was born in West Allis, Wisconsin, in 1936 and was the father of serial killer Jeffery Dahmer.  He is still alive as of 2023 and has participated in several interviews since his son’s crimes became known to the public.


Shari Jordan Profile Summary

Real NameShari Jordan
Nick NameShari
Age81 years old (Died in 2023)
Date of Birth (DOB),
Famous ForJeffery Dahmer's Step-Mother
ZodiacNot Known
Current ResidenceUSA
Physical Stats
Height/ TallNot Known
WeightNot Known
Body Measurements
Not Known
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorBlonde
Shoe SizeNot Known
Net WorthNot Known
ParentsFather: Not Known
Mother: Not Known
Personal Life
Marital StatusMarried
HusbandLionel Dahmer in 1978
SonJeffery Dahmer and
David Dahmer
UniversityNot Known
Social Media Account
InstagramNot Active

Where Is Shari Jordan Now?

Shari and Lionel stood by Jeffrey despite discovering his sickening murder spree and visited him regularly in prison. After Dahmer’s name became internationally known, however, the couple refused to defend his heinous crimes – opting instead for a life of privacy.

Lionel Dahmer is retired; he lived with his second wife, Shari, until her death in 2023. Both refused to change their surname and professed their love of Dahmer in spite of his crimes. Couple’s son Jeffery Dahmer died aged 34 on November 28, 1994, at the prison in Portage, Wisconsin.

While most families supported Lionel and Shari, three families later sued him: two for using their names in the book without their prior permission, and the third family, Steven Hicks, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Lionel, Shari, and Joyce on the grounds that they were negligent parents.


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Shari Jordan Death

Shari Dahmer died at the age of 81 on Jan. 13 2023 at a nursing home in Seville, Ohio. Her death reason was ill health. While Dahmer and his younger brother, David, were young adults, Shari married Lionel, Dahmer’s father.

In 1991, Dahmer was unmasked as a serial killer who tortured, murdered, and cannibalized men he lured to his Milwaukee home. Joyce Dahmer, Dahmer’s birth mother, died in 2000. He still lives in Ohio, but he doesn’t appear to have seen his wife in the months before she died.

Who Was Jeffery Dahmer?

Jeffery Dahmer was of German and Welsh ancestry and his biological mother Joyce was of Norwegian and Irish ancestry. Dahmer graduated from high school in May 1978. Joyce was awarded custody of her younger son and alimony payments.

Lesser Known Facts About Shari Jordan

  • Jeffrey’s birth in 1960 brought about a period of happiness in the life of Shari Jordan.
  • She never fully recovered from mistrust and estrangement.
  • She sometimes jabbed with a kitchen knife during conflicts.
  • She once left home in her nightgown, walked a few blocks and lay down in a high grass field.
  • In 1978, she divorced Mr. Dahmer.


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