Tricounty News

Calvin Nordberg, 84

Calvin Nordberg of South Haven died Monday, April 25, 2011, at the Buffalo Hospital after an eight-year battle with cancer. He was 84.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at the Annandale Evangelical Free Church with Pastor Dennis Johnson officiating. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. at the church.

Calvin Theodore Nordberg was born April 11, 1927, to Orvis and Flora (Kuhnley) Nordberg on the family farm in Southside Township, Wright County. He lived there his entire lifetime. He was a 1945 graduate of Annandale High School and learned welding at Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis. He married Shirley Stueck Aug. 12, 1950, in South Haven. Calvin dairy farmed and then worked for local machine shops. For 20 years he was a millwright for General Mills at their James Ford Bell Technical Center in Golden Valley. He enjoyed gardening and photography, and loved making and fixing things for family and friends.

Calvin was preceded in death by granddaughter Anna Famularo, sister Ardis Moore, and brother Elwyn.

He is survived by his wife Shirley of South Haven; children Cheryl (and Mike) Majerle of Goldsboro, N.C., Kevin (and Robin) of Hutchinson, Ted (and Cindy) of South Haven, and Eric (and Sheryl) of Colorado Springs, Colo.; sister Harriet Flygare of Annandale; nine grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

The honorary pallbearers will be Andrew, Joshua, Calvin Jon, and Alex Nordberg. Arrangements were entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care of Annandale.