Elsa M. NordElsa M. Nord, 84, of Superior died Friday, May 11, 2012, in the Memory Shores unit at Golden Living Center, Superior.
Elsa M. Nord, 84, of Superior died Friday, May 11, 2012, in the Memory Shores unit at Golden Living Center, Superior.
She was born Feb 2, 1928, in Iron Belt, Wis., daughter of Kaino and Aina (Kangas) Reinikainen.
Elsa was the valedictorian of her high school class and attended Superior State Teachers College.
On May 10, 1947, Elsa married Albert Nord at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Superior.
In addition to raising her family, she worked at Bingham Hardware, Cooper School and Duluth Avionics.
Elsa was a member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church and the Altar Guild, choir and quilters. She was also a member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary, P.T.A. and was a Cub Scout den mother. She loved babies, playing the piano, sewing, cooking, reading, crossword puzzles and collecting cookbooks. Her homemade bread and apple pie were legendary.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband Albert in 2005; two sons, Paul William and Timothy John; and two brothers, Lee and Esko Reinikainen.
Survivors include four daughters, Karen (Jack) Rokser, Chippewa Falls, Wis., Sherry Nord, Superior, Anita (Bill) Maki, Superior, and Jan (Jim Merritt) Nord, Superior; three sons, Al (Ellen Oaks) Nord, Superior, David (Dana) Nord, Solon Springs, and Thomas (Barb) Nord, St. Paul, Minn.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Veikko Reinikainen, Marshfield, Wis.; two sisters, Laura (Ray) Eden, Salem, Ore., and Eila Thomas, Ironwood, Mich.; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family members.
Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 15 at Downs Funeral Home, 1617 N. 19th St., Superior, and resumes at 1 until the 2 p.m. service Wednesday, May 16 at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 820 Belknap St., Superior. Rev. Will Mowchan will officiate.
Committal prayers will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Superior, at a later date.
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