John Stanley Nordgaard

Sep 10, 1934 - Oct 20, 2018

John Stanley Nordgaard

Sep 10, 1934 - Oct 20, 2018


John Stanley Merwyn Nordgaard, born September 10th, 1934 to Selmer and Myrtle (Heggen) Nordgaard on the Nordgaard Farm near Rothsay, Minnesota, passed away in Bellingham on October 20th, 2018 at the age of 84.

Having put his full trust in the finished work of his Savior Jesus on the cross of Calvary to take care of his sin problem, he left his earthly tent for his new dwelling in Heaven, a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the Heavens, to forever be with his Savior and Lord Jesus and friends who have gone on before.

In this life, he grew up on the home farm and liked farming and all farm related things. He graduated from high school at the West Central School of Agriculture in 1952. He has harvested over thirty crops of wheat over the years, he also liked farm tractors and worked as a mechanic repairing John Deere equipment for over 38 years; 1 year at Rothsay Implement Co., 17 years at Fergus Falls Equipment, and 20 years at Scholten’s Equipment, finally retiring at age 74. He served in the United States Army from Nov. 1954 to Sept. 1956. On Dec. 21st, 1956, he was united in marriage to Charlotte Williams. To that union were born two lovely daughters, Cynthia and Kathy. They also have a foster daughter, Melissa. John loved his family and grandchildren, he enjoyed playing Bocci Ball with them and always felt blessed during their times together. He was able to enjoy 10 years of mountain skiing at Mount Baker after moving out west.

Survivors include his wife Char; daughters, Cindy (Keith), Katy (Peter), and Melissa; sisters, Jeanette and Carol; grandchildren, Chris (Erin), Eric (Misao), Sarah, Andrew, Patrick, Sarah, Rebecca, and Ryan; and great-grandchildren, Owen, Emily, and Kaitlin.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Nov. 4th, 2018 at 2:00PM at Moles Farewell Tributes Greenacres (5700 NW Dr. Ferndale, WA 98248).

Memorial Service

  • Date & Time: Nov 04, 2018 (No Time)
  • Venue: Moles Farewell Tributes - Ferndale
  • Location: 2039 Main St Ferndale, WA 98248

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5 responses to John Stanley Nordgaard

  1. John was such a beautiful person. Always smiling and welcoming. We love and miss you all. God Bless.

  2. I have so many good memories of uncle John. He was a wonderful man and will be missed by many. You are all in my prayers through this difficult time.

  3. Mike Doran says:

    Condolences to Char, Cindy, Katy and your extended family. I love you and think of you often especially dure this time of bittersweet. John has always been my favorite uncle…the one who spoke into my life, made me laugh, spent time with me and was a Godly example for me to follow. I know I will be able to see him again one day. Be blessed and know that our God knows your pain and longs to comfort you.

  4. John and Char were the high school youth group leaders when I was in high school. I will always remember John’s sweet smile & his love for us crazy kids. n

  5. John always had a kind word and joyful smile that you couldn’t help but return! He was a blessing to those around him. I’m praying for peace and comfort for all of the family and especially Char! It’s encouraging to know John is again full of energy and pain free and ready to greet us when we also get to finally go home. May God comfort you now and always!

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