Lloyd K. Nordin, 88, of Gothenburg, died Mar. 17 in Omaha. He was born May 12, 1924, in Gothenburg to Andrew and Augusta (Carlson) Nordin.
Lloyd attended elementary school in Gothenburg, middle school in Riverside, Calif. and high school in South Gate, Calif. He graduated in 1942 from South Gate High School.
During WWll, Lloyd was drafted into the United States Army Air Corp. After training school, he was stationed for two and half years in India as a parachute rigger. Staff Sgt. Lloyd Nordin was honorably discharged in February of 1946. After his discharge, he returned to Gothenburg.
On Sept, 27, 1947, Lloyd married Caryl Mae Sall. Four children were born to this couple; Kathleen, Patricia, Jo Lynn, and Pamela. Also in 1947, Lloyd established Nordin Construction Company. During his construction career Lloyd built churches, commercial building and over 100 homes from Sutherland to Hebron.
Lloyd had a great love for anything dealing with the outdoors. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed sharing this love of nature with his children and grandchildren. Lloyd used these outings to share Jesus Christ. Lloyd was an active member of the Evangelical Free Church.
Survivors include: his devoted wife, his children: daughter, Kathleen Nordin of Moreno Valley, Calif.; daughter, Patricia (Jerry) Shinley of Moreno Valley, Calif.; and their children Kristen (Glenn) Morris and Brandon Shinley; daughter, Jo Lynn Van Cleave and her children Cameron (Chrissie) Van Cleave and Cortney (Jeff) Anderson; daughter, Pamela (Larry) Henry of Omaha and their children Michelle (Anthony) Jackson, Philana Conley, Damon (Stephanie) Ruffin, Jared Ruffin, Brittney Ruffin, Lea Henry, Isaiah Henry; also nine great grandchildren.
Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Walter, his sister, Violet Peters, an infant brother, and his son-in-law Phillip Ruffin.
Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Mar. 25 at Evangelical Free Church in Gothenburg with Pastor Doug Monkemeier officiating. Interment will follow in the Ft. McPherson National Cemetery. Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Gothenburg is in charge of arrangements.