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Elizabeth Nordin

December 13, 1927 — February 4, 2022


Elizabeth Ann Nordin, 94, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died February 4, 2022 surrounded by her family at Gothenburg Health.

She was born December 13, 1927 on the family farm near Kerkhoven, Minnesota to Mariom and Violet (Nelson) Holm. When she was 3 years old the Holm family moved to Nebraska where her parents worked for her Great-Uncle at his General Store and started working at the Safeway in Gothenburg Nebraska when Liz was in the 5th grade.

Liz graduated from Gothenburg High School in 1945. After graduation she worked at The First State Bank and Padley’s Law Office in Gothenburg till 1951. Liz married Donald L. Nordin on March 28, 1951 at the Free Mission Church (Evangelical Free, now Cornerstone Bible Church). Liz was an active member in the church community, she taught Sunday school and Awana Club, and volunteered with many other women’s groups. When she wasn’t helping Don with the farming and livestock, she worked part time at Gothenburg Times Newspaper. Liz enjoyed being with friends and family, going to picnics, Extension Club, board games, watersports, hiking, camping, fishing, and rodeos.

She is survived by her son Bryan Nordin of Denver, CO, and his children Geoff and Jayme Nordin; son Lane (Terri) Nordin of Gothenburg, NE and his children Josh and son Silas and fiancé Adele Reiter and daughter Penelope Waite, Matthew (Lisa) Nordin, Andrew Nordin; brother Paul (Rhe) Holm; Sister Elaine (Gary) Smidt; and many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Liz was preceded in death by her husband Don Nordin; daughter-in-law Denie Ronnekamp; brother-in-law Raymond and sister-in-law Veola Nordin; nieces Carin Holm and Sheryl Caruso; and nephew Alex Smidt.

Visitation will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, Nebraska; Monday, February 7, 2022, 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm with the family present from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

Services will be held at Cornerstone Bible Church, Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 2:00 pm with Pastor Scott Newman officiating.

Interment will follow in the Gothenburg Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the Cornerstone Church Building Fund in her honor.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, February 7, 2022

2:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, Nebraska!


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Funeral Service

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Cornerstone Bible Church

1721 Lake Ave, Gothenburg, NE 69138

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