Gothenburg Resident: Lloyd K. Nordin, age 88 (1924-2013)

Lloyd K.  Nordin, 88, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died March 17th, 2013 in Omaha, NE.

He was born May 12th, 1924, in Gothenburg to Andrew and Augusta (Carlson) Nordin. Lloyd attended elementary school in Gothenburg, middle school in Riverside, California and high school in South Gate, California. He graduated in 1942 from South Gate High. 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 September 27th, 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, Nebraska.

Survivors include: his devoted wife Caryl Mae, his children: daughter, Kathleen Nordin of Moreno Valley, California; daughter, Patricia (Jerry) Shinley of Moreno Valley; 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, Nebraska 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.

Visitation will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, Sunday, March 24th, 2013 2 p.m.-8 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held at Evangelical Free Church on Monday, March 25th, 2013, at 10 a.m. with Pastor Doug Monkemeier officiating.

Interment will follow in the Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell. To sign the online guest book, go to


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