Joseph Henry Nordling, 77, Osage City: Feb. 14, 1943 – May 24, 2020

OSAGE CITY, Kan. – Joseph Henry Nordling, 77, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020, at his home on his farm. He was born Feb. 14, 1943, at Wichita, Kan., the son of Raymond L. and Ellen (Anderson) Nordling.

He graduated from Osage City High School in 1961 and served in the U.S. Army Reserves for 11 years, attaining the rank of staff sergeant. He was a member of Robert Heizer Post 198 of the American Legion.

Joseph married Carolyn Margaret Magers, June 4, 1967, at the Beagle Methodist Church, Beagle, Kan. Later that same year, they joined the Osage City Presbyterian Church, where he remained an active and supportive member for the rest of his life.

Joseph worked in the family business, Nordling Motors, from 1961 to 2010. He completed numerous trainings and certifications as a mechanic and he had been an ASE Certified Mechanic for decades.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn, of the home; two sons, David A. Nordling and wife, Kathleen, Long Beach, Calif., and Lawrence E. Nordling and wife, Yoly, Roeland Park, Kan.; two grandchildren, Jospeh M. Nordling and Sophia E. Nordling, Roeland Park; sister, Jane Rushing and husband, Kenneth, Drake, Colo.; sister-in-law, Helen (Rose) Nordling, Erlander, Ky.; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Joseph was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother Thomas R. Nordling Sr.

A graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 29, at Union Cemetery, Osage City.

Memorial contributions can be made to American Legion Robert Heizer Post 198 to be used to support Boys State and Girls State, and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. Sixth St., Osage City, KS 66523.

 

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