STURGEON BAY, Wis. - Clarice C. Nordin, 94, of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., died on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at Ministry-Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay.
She was born on March 3, 1918, in Mohawk, Mich., the daughter of Charles and Agnes (Blue) Cronenworth. She was raised in the Copper Country and graduated from Calumet High School in 1935. That year she moved to Escanaba where she worked for the Michigan Liquor Control Commission.
Clarice met her husband, Milton W. Nordin, in Escanaba and they were married on April 16, 1938. He preceded her in death on Jan. 26, 1971. They raised three sons in Escanaba and later in life Clarice worked for the Delta County Department of Social Services retiring in 1978. She then moved to California for four years and then to Sturgeon Bay in 1982. Clarice enjoyed being with her family and was actively involved in the interests of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved reading, bowling and had a passion for music stating she knew the melodies and lyrics for at least 200 songs. Nothing gave her greater joy than to attend one of her grandchildren's or great-grandchildren's sporting or musical events.
Survivors include her son, David (Lois) Nordin of Escanaba, Mich.; sister, Arling Raquet of Deerfield, Illinois; sister-in-law, Shirley Cronenworth of Texas; daughters-in-law, Pat (Jerry) Lamer of Sturgeon Bay and Penny Nordin of Pleasanton, Calif.; eight grandchildren, Brad (Ann) Nordin, Alan (Megan) Nordin, Laura (Jon) VanDreese, Jeff (Pam) Nordin, Jennifer (Will) Miller, Kelly (Ryan) Hoernke, Colleen (friend, Jason) Nordin, Shawn (Dawn) Ryley; 11 great-grandchildren, Joel, Jared, Haley, Griffin, Nicholas, David, Delaney, Kendall, Kennedy, Keegan and Cassidy; and her dear nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Milton (1971); two sons, Michael (1999), Thomas (2001); one sister, Betty; and one brother, Charles.
A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at the United Methodist Church of Sturgeon Bay on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Joe Mitchell officiating. Visitation will be at the church Thursday morning, Sept. 13, starting at 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. Burial will be next to her husband at Lakeview Cemetery in Escanaba.
Huehns Funeral Home of Sturgeon Bay is assisting the family with arrangements. Sign online guestbook and offer condolences at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com