Bernard Nordick, 86, of Fergus Falls

Published 10:08am Wednesday, January 23, 2013 Updated 12:10pm Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Bernard Nordick, formerly of Battle Lake, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at Sanford Health in Fargo.

Bernard Charles Nordick was born April 3, 1926, in Wilkin County, the son of Henry and Mary (Thuente) Nordick. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Kent. He also attended school in Kent.

On Oct. 9, 1950, he married Rosella Beyer at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Brushvale.

Bernard farmed in Andrea Township until 1974. He then worked at MinnDak Farmers Co-op until moving to Battle Lake in 1980.

He then drove milk truck and school bus until his retirement in 1996.

Bernard enjoyed fishing, gardening and woodworking. He loved spending time with his 14 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

He was proud of being a member of the Battle Lake Lions Club for 33 years and having perfect attendance, until he became ill in June. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and Catholic Foresters.

Bernard and Rosella enjoyed spending 12 seasons at the Handkes Mobile Park in McAllen, Texas.

He is survived by his wife, Rosella of Fergus Falls; six children, Robert (Kathy) of Fergus Falls, Thomas (Tammy) of Pelican Rapids, Dave of Wahpeton, Timothy of Underwood, Kevin (Emily) of Jordan, and Dale (Ginger) of Henning; grandchildren, Robert Jr., Allen, Shawn, Kendra Binger, Tyrell, Chancy, Sierra, Wade, Ashley, Leah, Brandon, Courtney, Kaitlin and Grace; a great-granddaughter, Lindy; a brother, Mark “Whitey” (Donna) of Breckenridge; and a sister, Rose Rothmeyer of Calmer, Iowa.

Preceding him in death were his daughter, Diana; a daughter-in-law, Janel; brothers, Laurence, Rudy, Aloysius, Father Benedict and Brother Dunstan; and a sister, Anne Conzemius.

Service: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, Fergus Falls

Visitation: Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m., with a Knights of Columbus Rosary at 6:15 p.m. and a prayer service at 6:30 p.m., at the funeral home, and one hour prior to the service at the church

Clergy: Fathers Greg Paffel and Jerry Nordick, and Deacon Chuck Kampa

Burial: Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Cemetery, Battle Lake

Funeral Home: Glende-Nilson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls

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