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
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 Teacher's College. On May 10, 1947, Elsa married Albert Nord in 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.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Albert in 2005; sons Paul William and Timothy John; and brothers Lee and Esko Reinikainen.
Elsa is survived by her daughters, Karen (Jack) Rokser of Chippewa Falls, Wis., and Sherry Nord, Anita (Bill) Maki, and Jan (Jim Merritt) Nord, all of Superior; sons Al (Ellen Oaks) Nord of Superior, David (Dana) Nord of Solon Springs, and Thomas (Barb) Nord of St. Paul; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brother Veikko Reinikainen of Marshfield, Wis.; sisters Laura (Ray) Eden of Salem, Ore., and Eila Thomas of Ironwood, Mich.; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family members.
VISITATION: 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, in Downs Funeral Home, 1617 N. 19th St., Superior, and 1 until the 2 p.m. service Wednesday, May 16, in Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 820 Belknap St., Superior. The Reverend Will Mowchan will officiate.
Committal prayers will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Superior, at a later date.
If you would like to sign the online guestbook or send condolences, please visit www.downsfh.com.
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