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Norman Carl Nordrum

September 13, 1936 — October 31, 2019

Norman Nordrum passed away at his home in Pine City on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at the age of 83.

Norman Carl Nordrum was born September 13, 1936 to Joseph and Lena (Arendt) Nordrum in Pine City, Minnesota.

Norman lived east of Pine City, working as a dairy farmer and a milk route driver delivering milk from farms to the Pine City Creamery.  Following the dairy business, he worked in agriculture and farm equipment sales.  As a very young man Norman worked as a pinsetter at the local bowling alley.

An outdoor enthusiast, Norm spent many years enjoying hunting and fishing, especially the yearly smelt runs.  He was known to enjoy a few friendly card games with his family and neighbors.

In his retirement years, Norm enjoyed restoring old and antique tractors.  And of course, those Saturday auctions searching out that next tractor to bring back to life.

Norman was always willing to go the extra mile to help family, neighbors, friends and strangers.

Norm is survived by his children Debbie Umphress, Wanda (Mike) Chustz, Jerome (Dawn) Nordrum, Brad (Joyce) Nordrum, Lori (Troy) Doran; 7 grandchildren;  5 great-grandchildren; sisters Carol (Lyle) Jaarsma, Gloria Barry, Doris (Roger) Rosenquist, Janie (Tom) Griep; brother Liddell Nordrum; significant other Jaqie Malinak; many other relatives and friends. 

He is preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Lena Nordrum; sisters Maida, Marlys; brothers Omar, Jim, Daniel and Jay Paul; first wife Janice Nordrum.

Preacher Charlie Stratton will officiate funeral services for Norman: 3 PM; Wednesday, November 6, 2019  at the Swanson Funeral Chapel in Pine City.  A gathering of family and friends is planned for 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral chapel.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to: Funeral and Cremation Service of Pine City, Swanson Chapel.


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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

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