Richard

Richard "Rick" Allen Nord

  • Funeral Date: 5/21/15
  • Funeral Time: 10:00 a.m.
  • Date of Birth: 3/10/45
  • Date of Death: 5/17/15
  • Funeral Location: Rejoice! Church, Dundas

Rick Nord, age 70 of Northfield, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015 at the Lodge on Natchez in Elko. Funeral Services will be 10:00 am Thursday, May 21st at Rejoice Church in Dundas with burial at the Prairie Creek Cemetery with Military Honors. Visitation will be 4-7:00 pm Wednesday, May 20th at the Bierman Funeral Home and at the Church on Thursday 1 hour prior to Services.

Richard Allen “Rick” Nord was born March 10, 1945 in Northfield, son of Oscar and Myrtle (Otterness) Nord. He was raised on the family dairy farm east of Northfield with his brother and sisters helping with milking and farm chores. He attended Northfield Public Schools and in 1962 enlisted in the U. S. Army. He was stationed in Germany until his discharge in 1965.

He returned to Northfield but soon moved to St. Paul when he began working at Twin City Federal Cartridge Corp, also referenced as the Twin City Arsenal. He later was a heavy equipment operator in construction. Rick then moved to the Northfield area and began an over the road trucking company and custom combining for local farmers. He then worked for Fairway Foods for 20 years until they closed, while at Fairway he also had his own trucking company called “Nord Truck Line”. After Fairway closed Rick continued driving truck until his retirement in August of 2010.

Rick owned a Harley for many years and made yearly trips to Sturgis with his friends. His trip of a lifetime was on his Harley from Northfield to California and then up the west coast to Alaska and back to Northfield-over 10,000 miles in June of 1993. He enjoyed driving his 1957 Chevy and restoring old tractors, He traveled all over the United States with either his Harley or his 1957 Chevy. He loved being with his family and friends-a perfect day for Rick was enjoying the outdoors, caring meticulously mowing his grass, watching the birds and assuring no moles were taking up residence. He was known for always having a story to tell and having a big heart that he shared with many.

Rick is survived by daughter Julie (Tony) Malecha of Northfield; stepdaughter Jody (Cory) Ulrich of Dodge Center; brother Jerry Nord and partner Jim of Minneapolis; sisters Jean Ann (Dale) Searles of Hopkins, Diane Nord of Northfield; grandson Dylan Stadler; step granddaughter Jana (Cody) Kreatz, and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Olive Marie Nord.

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