Jeannette Anne Nord
March 06, 1932 - January 30, 2005
Jeannette Anne Nord
March 06, 1932 - January 30, 2005
Jeannette Anne Thomas Nord
Born on March 6, 1932, to Mary and Lester Thomas in Milbank S.D. the 4th child of 11. Went to be with our Lord on January 30, 2005 at around 4:12 A.M.
She was raised on a farm and attended school in Milbank. She met and married Marwood Woody Paul Nord on November 24th, 1950. they made their home in Milbank until August 1963; when they packed up their Ford Fairlane, a small utility trailor, their 5 children, and headed for a new life in Southern California. Marwood was called Home on Feburary 18, 1993.
She was a member of the Laguna Beach United Methodist Church where she raised her voice in praise and worship with the choir. After the loss of her husband Woody, she founded a widows support group that met once a month to share a meal, concerns and each others company. She was involved with ‘Meals on Wheels’ and was a volunteer Chaplin at the South Coast Medical Center.
Her other enjoyments included painting, doll making, gardening. She was always one to help out someone in need, either by cooking or baking for them she was happiest when in her kitchen, paying them a visit, sitting by their side and holding their hand. She was a woman who wore many hats. Jobs she held during her life included, Flannery’s meat packing plant, phone operator, house keeper, nurses aid, interior decorator, and realitor.
She is survived by her six children. Four Sons, Steve, Randy and Jon Nord of Riverside, CA., Tom Nord of San Juan Capistrano, CA.; Daughters, Pam Burton and Son-In-Law Mike of Central Point, OR, and Judy Allen of Elizabeth, CO. Nine grandchildren, Michael, & Jaime Burton Pams Vanessa Nord Steves, Bradley & Bryan Allen Judys, Rachel, Shawn, Eric & Grant Nord Randys and 4 Great Grandchildren, Gabriella, Caleb, Isaiah and Shane. Three sisters, Marion Smith of Souix Falls, SD., Irene Konshak of Milbank, SD., Irene Konshak of Milbank, SD. and Peg Paulsen of Meza, AZ., Three brothers, Bruce Thomas of Shawano, WI., Donald Thomas ? and Alfred Thomas of Dell Rapids, SD, and numerous Nieces and Nephews.
Proceeding her in death, were her Parents, her Husband, 2 Sisters and 2 Brothers.
She was blessed with numerous friends and she held a special spot in her heart for each and everyone of them.
She was a woman of determination, reliability, integrity, courage and strength. She was a blessing to all that knew her and we will miss her.
A ‘Celebration of Life’ will be held at Laguna Beach United Methodist Church, 21632 Wesley Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
A second ‘Celebration’ will be held July 2 at 10:00 am, in Milbank, SD. Interment will be in LaBolt. SD
49 responses to Jeannette Anne Nord
Phyllis A Hanner says:
February 12, 2005
Jeanette brought us all a ray of sunshine whenever she was near. I knew her in school days but got better aquainted when Elden Tiesing and I lived in a mobible home on the farm place. She really was fun to have in our cofee group. She fattened us up when we had potlucks at her mobile home on Big Stone Lake. She made a doll house out of it.Her family and her church were always with her. We know she is in heaven singing, cooking or being a shacker cause she wasn’t still long. We miss her and all our prayers are with her family and friends. Phyllis A Hanner
Judy Nord Allen says:
February 14, 2005
Here I am again procrastanating. There is so much that I would like to say to you, some I said in your ear at the hospital, some I will say now, and some I will say to only you each and every day. Mom, you were truly loved by so many people. All of which I only knew about while being there at your side and later at your Memorial. I only wish that I have gotten to know you the way so many others knew you. That person was a stranger to me, but I am so blessed to now know her in that light. Warm, caring, sharing, laughing, joking, and yes sometimes even very carefree. I will forever miss you. But I know that the minute you closed your eyes here on earth, you opened them in Heaven. And like the song says, “I can only Imagine” Wow, what it must be like to be in the presence of God the Father. I can only imagine. And I know that Dad was there waiting for you, and when I think of that it makes me cry tears of joy knowing that you are both together again. Praise God for taking you sooner than later. Be at peace now, and sing loudly so we can hear you from here. I love you Mom so very much, and will see you one day when God calls me home. Judy
Mary Jane Ingalls says:
February 16, 2005
I am sending sincere sympathy on behalf of my mother Verna Matheis and myself. Jeannette will always hold a very special place in our hearts. We have some very treasured memories and we will hold them very dear to us. Our love and prayers to all of you. Mary Jane
THOMAS NORD says:
May 4, 2005
WELL MOM IT HAS BEEN JUST OVER 3MONTHS SENCE YOU HAVE LEFT US, AND IT IS COMMING UP ON MOTHERS DAY, AND I STILL MISS YOU SO MUCH. I STILL THINK YOU ARE GOING TO WALK IN AND TELL ME TO GET UP AND MOVE MY TRUCK SO YOU CAN GET OUT. OH GOD MOM HOW I MISS YOU, THIS IS LETTING ME GET OUT SOME GRIF RIGHT NOW, BUT IT STILL DOSE NOT TAKE THE HURT AWAY. I HOPE YOU ARE DOING WELL IN YOUR HEVENLY HOME. PLEASE LOOK IN ON ME. YOU AND DAD TELL HIM I MISS HIM VERY MUCH STILL. I LOVE YOU BOTH AND WILL TALK TO YOU BOTH IN MY PRAYERS. I AM SO SORRY FOR ALL YOU HAD TO GO THOUGHT I LOVE YOU TOM YOUR FOREVER THANKFUL SON.