Eric E. Nordman

Apr 4, 2021
Nordman Eric


will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 9, 2021, at Cedar Valley Church, 3520 Ansborough Ave Waterloo, Iowa 50701.
A recording of the service will appear later after service.


5-7 p.m. Thursday at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel and also one hour before the service at the church.  


Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice (P.O. Box 2880 Waterloo, IA 50704-2880)  or the family.


Eric E. Nordman, 75, of Waterloo, died Sunday, April 4, 2021, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home.  He was born November 24, 1945, in Waterloo, the son of Glen and Mauree Lockard Nordman. He was a 1964 graduate of Waterloo East High School.

He married Janice Hull on April 19, 1965, at First Methodist Church in Waterloo. Eric worked as a Tool Maker for John Deere Co. for 43 years, retiring in 2010.  He and his wife also owned and operated Blueridge Apple Orchard in Denver, Iowa, for over 25 years, retiring in 2008.  He was a member of Cedar Valley Church.

Survived by: his wife, Janice of Waterloo; a daughter, Dawn (David) Wahl of Waterloo; a son, Rod (Jenny) of Monument, CO; five grandchildren, Candace, Michael (Cassie), Mikayla (Tony), Ethan, and Alex; and two brothers, Fred (Elaine) of Dunkerton and Tony (Roxanne) of Phoenix, AZ.

Preceded in death by: his mother.

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  1. Charles and Terry Dutcher | Apr 08, 2021
    We were very sorry to hear about Mr. Nordman’s passing.  We have many menories of his following Rod in Denver baseball. Our final memory was when we visited his apple orchard. Condolences to the family.
  2. Linda Hickman | Apr 07, 2021

    So very sorry for your loss. May God comfort you as you travel down this path together. My husband and I use to come and get apples from your orchard.

    I graduated with Fred

    Remembering your family

    with sympathy and prayer,

    Linda (Lawless) Hickman

  3. Jim Elliott | Apr 07, 2021
    Friends with Eric through junior high and high school. Golfed with him a few times after school. Good guy. Some how we always called him Nortbrock and it seemed to stick with our group. Will miss you.
  4. Kirk Hackbarth | Apr 06, 2021
    I extend my sincere sympathy to Eric's family. I worked with Eric at John Deere for several years and his skills at the boring mill were valuable in keeping experimental parts on schedule for various builds. In addition, I miss the queen's apples that were sold during Sturgis Falls and I am thankful that I was able to meet some of the family members during those times. He will be greatly missed.
  5. George Fitzsimmons | Apr 06, 2021

    Eric, the middle cousin;

    My mother Thelma and Eric's mom Mauree were sisters.  We would stay at their home when visiting from Clinton, Ia. or later from Alberta, Canada.  With a hand me down set of golf clubs, Eric would be off to the golf course on his bicycle so I played more with Fred and Tony.

    With Jan and family there was such a sense of order and calm in their lives.  Similarly with the well planned variety of apple trees in their "retirement" orchard which brought more responsibilities of husbandry, marketing, and success.

    Hospitality was both a privilege and an honour to be a guest therein.  Thanks for your model of Christian living.

    Helena and George Fitzsimmons

  6. Kevin Kehe | Apr 06, 2021

    Great Great memories of spending so much time at the Nordman house growing up. Eric was one of the dad baseball coaches that had a big impact on a lot of Rod's friends, myself included. Eric and Janice always made me feel welcome in their home as a friend of Rod. Eric worked with my dad at John Deere so the families were close. Eric always had a way to make me and my dad laugh with a story or just the way he told the story. He was good man and will be missed. My families thoughts are with entire family now as you say goodbye and celebrate him going to his forever home in Heaven. 

    Kevin, Sara Kehe & Family

    John 11:25-26

    Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?"

  7. Veronica Draper | Apr 05, 2021


    Veronica Draper

    So grateful for a wonderful California vacation memory with such a fun, beautiful couple. We had such a great time. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you Jan. 

  8. walt broten | Apr 05, 2021
    so sorry for your loss he will be missed we worked together  for all of our years at Deere's my thoughts  and prayers  w areith you

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