Stanley W. Nordin

Born: Sun., Aug. 17, 1919
Died: Tue., Jun. 26, 2012


Visitation

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Jul. 05, 2012
Location: Totzke Funeral Home


Funeral Service

10:30 AM Fri., Jul. 06, 2012
Location: St. Ann's Church


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In Loving Memory Of
Stanley W. Nordin
Stanley Nordin was born in Braham, MN on August 17, 1919 to Ernest and Eleanor Bergstorum Nordin.  He grew up on a dairy farm with his sister Virginia and graduated from Braham High School in 1937.  He attended the University of Minnesota on athletic scholarship, and then joined the Marine Corps in 1941.  He attended OCS and received his commission in 1942.   While on service leave he married his wife of 48 years, Marjorie Davis, on May 8, 1942.  As a fighter pilot he flew F4U Corsairs throughout the South Pacific during WWII and flew transport between Guam and Kwajalein. He also served as a flight instructor. After his discharge they returned to St. Cloud, MN where he finished his college education and lettered in football, track, basketball, and swimming.  He was captain of both the basketball and football teams and they won several All Conference Championship titles. In 1989 he was inducted into the St. Cloud State University Hall of Fame for his athletic achievements.  After graduating college in 1946 Marjorie and Stan lived in Hawaii for two years teaching school and coaching at Wheeler Field in Oahu. In 1946 they moved to Long Prairie, MN where Stan taught high school and coached football and basketball.  They came to Slayton, MN in 1949 and opened a Super Valu Food store.  They lived in Slayton over 40 years and were actively involved in community and church activities. Stanley passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at the age of 92 in Tampa, FL.  He lived most of his life in Slayton, MN.  He was a charter member of the Slayton Kiwanis, Knights of Columbus, and served on many Boards including Norwest Bank, Slayton Country Club, and Minnesota Food Retailers Association. Stan loved playing golf and bridge. He also enjoyed hunting and boating with his 4 children on Lake Shetek.  
He is survived by his three children, Nancy Kingman of San Diego, CA, Cindy Raymond and her husband, Randy of Valrico, FL and Thomas Nordin and his wife, Joyce of Otsego, MN as well as eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Stan was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Marjorie,  one daughter, Theresa Horst and one sister, Virginia Neiland.

Funeral Services
St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Slayton, MN on Friday July 6, at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. James Seitz officiating.  The organist is Judy Andrews.   The Song leader is Tom Andrews.  The pallbearers are his grandchildren.  Interment is at St. Ann’s Cemetery, Slayton MN.  Military honors accorded by the Slayton American Legion Post and the Slayton VFW Post.



Visitation will be on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at the Totzke Funeral Home in Slayton from 4-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the services at the church on Friday.

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Jane & John Giese
   Posted Wed June 27, 2012
The Family of Stan Nordin,
We just want you to know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Your dad is finally at peace and with your mom, our prayers are with both of them too.

John & J ane Giese

John and Cecelia Kulseth
   Posted Thu June 28, 2012
We are sorry for the loss of your Dad. Your family is in our prayers. Cec and John

David and Deborah DePauw
   Posted Thu June 28, 2012
Nancy, Cindy, Tom and families,

Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of your dad and grandfather. May you find comfort in your faith, memories and each other. Stan played a prominent role in the business, civic and church activities of Slayton and will be fondly remembered. May he rest in peace.

You are all in our thoughts and prayers

Jeff, Trish & Allison Grieme
   Posted Fri June 29, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during the loss of Stan. May your memories help you through this tough time.

Barbara Buescher
   Posted Fri June 29, 2012
Nancy, Cindy, & Tom,
My condolences on the passing of your Dad. I have such wonderful memories of him and your Mom at the lake cottage. He was always so good to all us kids. My Mom really loved him. He's at peace now with your Mom, Theresa, and Grammy. God Bless you all.....

Rosemary DePauw-Brown
   Posted Fri June 29, 2012
Nancy,Theresa, Tom & families.

My sympathy & prayers to all of you. May he rest in peace and you can treasure all the special memories.

Rosemary DePauw-Brown

Doug Heise
   Posted Tue July 03, 2012
Tom, I am very sorry to read about your dad. You have our deepest sympathy. It is very hard to lose a parent and you will be in our prayers. Hope we can get together soon.

Kevin Taylor
   Posted Tue July 03, 2012
Sorry to hear about your loss. I''ll forever remember your dad on the golf course when we were all young.

Paul and Pam Fliegel and Jed Dommeyer
   Posted Tue July 03, 2012
Tom

So sorry to hear about your Dad''s death. I remember staying at your Dad''s house and he was always so gracious. It''s so hard to lose a parent and just know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. You''ve always held a special place in our hearts...I hope you know that!

Love,
The Fliegels and Dommeyers

PS My Mom needs a good bridge partner!

Siebe & Maizy Muller
   Posted Thu July 05, 2012
Dear Nancy, Cindy, Tom and Families,
Siebe and I are in Rochester where Siebe will have knee replacement surgery tomorrow. If we could be there with you to celebrate your dad's life, we surely would be. We name it a celebration, but it is oh so hard to lose a father. Know that we care and are praying for you and your dear parents.
Love to All of You,
Siebe & Maizy Muller

Larry and Sharon Henderson
   Posted Fri July 06, 2012
Tom and family, Stan led a full and courageous life. His contributions were many to not only to his family but also to his community and country.
We are thinking of you at this sad time.

Jackie and Tony Grossman
   Posted Mon July 09, 2012
Tom,

Sorry to hear about your father''''s passing. It is so hard losing a parent. I think of Mom everyday, not with tears but with a smile because of the memories that I hold. No one can ever take that away.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Jackie and Tony


KATHLEEN (BUESCHER) LEVEILLE
   Posted Thu July 12, 2012
DEAR NANCY, CINDY AND TOM,
I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR OF STAN''''S PASSING. EVEN THOUGH HE LIVED A WONDERFUL LONG LIFE IT''''S STILL SO DIFFICULT. HE WAS A SUCH A FUN, GENEROUS, THOUGHTFUL MAN. OUR FAMILY HAS GREAT MEMORIES OF YOU ALL ON OUR SUMMER TRIPS TO MINNESOTA. I PRAY YOU ALL TAKE COMFORT IN GOD DURING THIS TIME AND REJOICE IN THE FACT THAT YOUR MOM AND DAD ARE IN HEAVEN. MUCH LOVE TO YOU ALL.

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