Frank Nordman, age 93, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Monday, August 11, 2014 at his residence.
Funeral Services will be 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 16, 2014, at Calvary Baptist Church in Yankton, South Dakota with Reverend Rick Slattery officiating. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Yankton with military honors provided by the Ernest-Bowyer VFW Post 791 in Yankton and the South Dakota Army National Guard. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral on Saturday at the church.
Pallbearers are Mark Reischl, Les Reischl, Kelly Beacom, Andy Kohl, Keith Thompson, Nick Wuebben, and Marty Madsen. Honorary pallbearers are Paul Turner, Terry Stull, George Stull, Neil Kohl, Lynn Kohl, Ed Nelson, Gaylen Smith, and Marvin Bultena.
Frank was born June 25, 1921 on the farm near Lennox, South Dakota, to Harm and Patty (Bruns) Nordman. He grew up on the farm and attended Crowley School east of Lennox. He entered the United States Army during World War II and served in the South Pacific Theatre until his honorable discharge in 1945. After returning from the war, Frank worked on the farm for a few years. He also worked for Gage Brothers Concrete Company in Sioux Falls for many years. He married Joyce Kohl on February 14, 1968, in Yankton, South Dakota. Together they operated Country Acres Trailer Court in rural Yankton for 17 years until they retired and moved back to Yankton.
Frank was a lifetime member of the VFW in Yankton, a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Yankton, and a member of The Senior Center in Yankton. He was a very hard working man, who was always willing to help. He loved working in his garden, watching the wildlife outside his window, picking apples, but he especially loved his family and his church family.
Survivors include his three step children: Janice Reischl of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Neil (Sandra) Kohl of Dickson, Tennessee; and Lynn (Lorraine) Kohl of Sioux City, Iowa; two sisters: Marie (Marvin) Bultena and Katie Javers of Lennox, South Dakota; brother, Dick Nordman of Lennox, South Dakota; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Joyce on January 29, 2007; four brothers: Harm, Ralph, William, and Peter; and three sisters: Jenny, Emma, and Kattie.
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I am so, so saddened and sorry to hear about Frank's death. He always was like a grandfather to me. Frank and Joyce and my parents (Bob and Marivonne Wentzlaff) used to have such great times together at Sunrise Apartments. The world lost a wonderful man on Monday, but I am sure that dad and Joyce were there to welcome him with open arms in heaven to have a great reunion! God bless and know of my love and prayers!
Sr. Maribeth Wentzlaff
Frank was apart of our family way back in the 60s.I remember him dressing up as Santa Claus when I was a kid.He will be remembered by me always
My parents, Ken and Agnes Hagen, got to know Frank when they moved to Sunrise Apartments. He was so kind and helpful to them. I enjoyed many visits with him. We will miss him. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family.
Ken and Agnes Hagen
Goodbye, Uncle Frank. You'll always be my favorite uncle. Prayers
of sympathy and comfort to all family members.
Gale Javers Wray
Uncle Frank was a very special man with a big heart. God speed.
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