Don Nordmeier, age 78, of Morristown, died suddenly on Sunday, June 30, 2013 in Eau Claire, WI.
Funeral services will be at First English Lutheran Church, Faribault, on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 10 a.m. with the Reverend Dr. Paul Meierding officiating. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery, Morristown, with military rites provided by American Legion Post 149, Morristown.
Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, on Friday, July 5, 2013 from 3 to 8 p.m. and also at the church on Saturday for one hour prior to the service.
Donald G., the son of Ernest D. "Babe" and Carol (Buscho) Nordmeier, was born on January 4, 1935 in Faribault. He graduated from Morristown High School in 1953 and from St. Olaf College in 1957, commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. He married Maxine Ulen on June 22, 1957 at First English Lutheran Church, Faribault. Don served in the U.S. Air Force and later for 27 years in U.S. Air Force Reserve, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. He joined his family business, Nordmeier Brothers Chevrolet of Morristown in 1961 and later co-owned and operated the dealership with his brother, Ernest C. (he passed away in 2001) until 2010. They transferred Nordmeier Brothers to the third generation, Steve and Stuart Nordmeier. Don was a dedicated volunteer with the Morristown Volunteer Fire Department for 38 years, including serving as Chief for 20 years. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 1460 of Faribault, the Moose Lodge of Faribault, the American Legion, Post 149 of Morristown, the Commercial Club of Morristown, the Vintage Car Club of America and the Dam Days Committee for many years. Don especially enjoyed gardening and his collection of Chevrolet cars.
Don is survived by his wife, Maxine; five children, Steve (and Laurie) Nordmeier of Morristown, Jodi (and Dick) Kramer of Baker City, OR, Janis Rossow of Morristown, Julie (and Jeff) Stahl of Prior Lake and Stuart Nordmeier (and special friend, Mel Hopman) of Morristown; six grandchildren, Renee (and Sheldon) Blackwell, Bonita DeHerrera, Jeremy (and Alyssa) DeHerrera, Matthew Rossow, Jordan Simpson and Bo Minske; one great grandchild, Pierce Blackwell; and other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Ernest C. Nordmeier.
Name: Jessica (Thompson) Kenow
Date: Friday July 05, 2013
Maxine and family, I am sorry to hear of your loss. I know how close all of you are Let that closeness be your strength during this difficult time. Your in my thoughts and prayers at this time. My deepest sympathies to you all. Jess
Name: Diane and Steve Wagener
Date: Thursday July 04, 2013
Dear Maxine and Family, I was so shocked to hear of the loss of your husband (and dad). Losing a loved one is so difficult and, though we are never really "ready", when it comes as such a shock, it feels so extra heavy on those that are left behind. I pray that your faith gets you through this sorrow. Thinking of you and sending our love.
Name: Arlette & John Hogan
Date: Tuesday July 02, 2013
Dear Maxine & all of Dons family.........Our sympathy is full of love & respect to Don & all of you......Your Grandparents Babe & Carol adopted me many years ago and treated me like a daughter they never had.........My Grandma & Aunt Elsie lived next door and I was over there as much as anyplace in my life.......I was there for Carol when it was so hot & she was pregnant with Junior & on July 28th she gave birth to him and was over joyed with no more big stomach & laying on the floor with a fan blowing over her..& Arlette using another fan for her......Babe & Carol did so much for me & gave me a wedding shower before John & I were married....everything they did for me was really appreciated & I loved them for being so loving & kind.......I hadn't heard anything about Donnie that he was not feeling well and I know he will be missed and it certainly was a big shock to see his picture on the computer this morning in California.........I will write more soon and love you all and keep you in my prayers in deepest sympathy...........Arlette & John Hogan 412 Monti Circle Pleasant Hill, Calif.94523
Name: Dave & Patty Rux
Date: Tuesday July 02, 2013
Our thoughts & prayers are with your family.
Name: Teresa Ennis
Date: Monday July 01, 2013
Maxine, I am so sorry to hear about your husbands death. I hope you are comforted by all the wonderful memories and years you had together.