Aug. 17, 1919-June 26, 2012
TAMPA, Fla. - Services for Stanley Nordin, 92, of Tampa, Fla., will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Ann's Church in Slayton. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the Totzke Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the services at the church on Friday. Burial is at St. Ann's Cemetery, Slayton.
He died Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at Stone Ledge Manor in Tampa, Fla.
Stanley Nordin was born Aug. 17, 1919, in Braham, to Ernest and Eleanor Bergstorum Nordin. He grew up on a dairy farm with his sister Virginia and graduated from Braham High School in 1937. He attended the University of Minnesota on athletic scholarship, and then joined the Marine Corps in 1941. He attended OCS and received his commission in 1942. While on service leave he married his wife of 48 years, Marjorie Davis, on May 8, 1942. As a fighter pilot he flew F4U Corsairs throughout the South Pacific during WWII and flew transport between Guam and Kwajalein. He also served as a flight instructor. After his discharge they returned to St. Cloud, where he finished his college education and lettered in football, track, basketball, and swimming. He was captain of both the basketball and football teams and they won several All Conference Championship titles. In 1989 he was inducted into the St. Cloud State University Hall of Fame for his athletic achievements. After graduating college in 1946 Marjorie and Stan lived in Hawaii for two years teaching school and coaching at Wheeler Field in Oahu. In 1946 they moved to Long Prairie, where Stan taught high school and coached football and basketball. They came to Slayton, in 1949 and opened a Super Valu Food store. They lived in Slayton over 40 years and were actively involved in community and church activities. He lived most of his life in Slayton. He was a charter member of the Slayton Kiwanis, Knights of Columbus, and served on many Boards including Norwest Bank, Slayton Country Club, and Minnesota Food Retailers Association. Stan loved playing golf and bridge. He also enjoyed hunting and boating with his four children on Lake Shetek.
He is survived by his three children, Nancy Kingman of San Diego, Calif., Cindy Raymond and her husband, Randy of Valrico, Fla. and Thomas Nordin and his wife, Joyce of Otsego, as well as eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Stan was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marjorie; one daughter, Theresa Horst and one sister, Virginia Neiland.