John E. Nordbeck, IV
Birth date: March 3, 1931
Death date: February 26, 2012
John E. “Ed” Nordbeck, IV, 80, Marshfield, died with his family by his side on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at Rembs Funeral Home with Rev. James Logan officiating. Burial will take place at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. The visitation will be held on Wednesday from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm and on Thursday from 10:00 am until service time at Rembs Funeral Home.
John was born on March 3, 1931 in Milwaukee, the son of John E. and Myrtle (Sturm) Nordbeck and attended Milwaukee Washington High School. He was united in marriage to Dorothy Merice Weinfurtner on May 11, 1957 in Milwaukee. She died on October 18, 2009.
Ed had been a salesman for Combined Insurance Company of Fond du Lac. He garnered many awards and earned many vacation trips for his wife and family. Ed was a top sales associate for Combined Insurance. He was active in the United Commercial Travelers, holding various offices.
He loved the Milwaukee Brewers and followed the Braves while growing up in Milwaukee. He went to many games over the years including a game last season. He also watched the Green Bay Packers faithfully. He enjoyed golfing with family, picnics in the park with family, and attending his grandchildren’s sporting and musical events. He also was very electronically savvy. He loved to surf the net on his laptop and recently opened a Facebook account.
Family was very important to Ed. His work took him on the road Monday through Friday so he always made the weekends extra special for his family. Bike rides, swimming at Hefko pool, feeding potato chips to the deer at Wildwood Park, tobogganing and tubing at Perkinstown are memories his children share.
He is survived by his children, Susan Nordbeck of Wisconsin Rapids, Linda (Ron) Hertel of Chili, Sandra Nordbeck of Marshfield, Wynne (Christopher) Persson of Hewitt, and John (Sara) Nordbeck, V, of Greenville, WI. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, Nicole, Lindsay, Mitch and Nolan Hertel, Carly and Tristan Perrson, and Morgan and Jack Nordbeck.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a sister, June Brodie, and a brother, Glenn Nordbeck.
Memorials may be designated to the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation.
Condolences may be sent online to www.rembsfh.com
5:00 pm until 8:00 pm and one hour prior to the service on February 29, 2012 at Rembs Funeral Home, Marshfield, Wisconsin
3:30 pm on Friday, May 11, 2012 #:30 Committal at Gate of Heaven Cemetery
Gate of Heaven Cemetery 1110 N. St. Joseph Avenue Marshfield WI 54449 (map/driving directions)