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Sheldon F. Nordstrom, 79

January 6, 1938 to February 14, 2017

Sheldon F. Nordstrom, 79 of Springfield passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at Memorial Hospital in Springfield.

Sheldon was born on Jan. 6, 1938, in Henry, the son of Francis O. and Madeline(Law) Nordstrom. He married Irene Freeberg June 22 1962, at the First Lutheran Church in Princeton. She survives.

He graduated from Tiskilwa High School in 1956 and also graduated from AIC Business School in Davenport, Iowa. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1957 to 1960. He was employed by Star Forms, Inc. in Bettendorf, Iowa, and Montgomery Elevator/Kone in Moline.

He was confirmed at the First Lutheran Church and was a former member of St. James Lutheran Church in Rock Island. He was a current member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Springfield.

He and Irene traveled extensively and he loved his time fishing on the Mississippi River at Prairie du Chien, Wis.

He is survived by his wife, Irene; two sisters, Nancy A. Cotter of Tiskilwa and Patricia L. (David) Rosenquist of Chester, Va.; three nephews, Mark S. Cotter, Jared A. (Stacey) Rosenquist and Colin M. (Irina) Rosenquist; three nieces, Deborah (Win) Wherli, Julie (Dan) Sims and Benita (George) Klasen; two grand nephews, David Cotter and Cotter Klasen; nine grand nieces, Elizabeth and Colette Wherli, Erin Sims, Candace (Colby) Marshall, Mary Kate Klasen, Emalie (David) Ohlson, and Rachel, Jessica and Jillian Rosenquist; one great-great-grand nephew, Alex Marshall; two great-great-grand nieces, Anna June and Ruby Ohlson; two brothers-in-law, Ivan (Charon) Freeberg and Everett (Sue) Freeberg; two sisters-in-law, Inez (Richard) Hale and Betty Ann (Bob) Hilliard; and several of Irene's nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother-in-law, Bernie Cotter; two nephews, David Cotter and Maston Hale; and a niece, Jeannette Hale.

Service/Memorial Information

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the First Lutheran Church in Princeton with the Rev. Greg Busboom officiating. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Mt. Bloom Cemetery in Tiskilwa.

Memorials may be made to the Mt. Bloom Cemetery Association, Box 476, Tiskilwa, IL 6136

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  • butterfly"I am truly sorry for Sheldon's passing. I am thankful for the honor of knowing him. You are in my heart and prayers."Tribute from: Vickie Cundiff
    February 18, 2017
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  • guestbook"Irene, Thinking of you at this sad time. Barb and John"Tribute from: Barb Dillingham
    February 16, 2017
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  • lily"We were so sorry to hear of Sheldon's passing. He put up a good fight but he's at peace at last. I'll miss his great e-mails"Tribute from: Wayne & Dixie Baldwin
    February 15, 2017
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