Robert “Bob” A. Nordstrom
March 4, 1931 – December 27, 2023
SERVICE CHANGE: VISITATION: Saturday, January 20, 2024, 10:00AM, followed by MEMORIAL: 11:00AM, all at Westside Church (150th and Dodge)
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Julius Nordstrom and Sena Larsen; his first wife of 57 years, Gloria Nordstrom; son, Paul Nordstrom; wo infant brothers. He is survived by wife, Jean Nordstrom; children: Linda (Tom) Petersen, David Scott (Debbie) Nordstrom and Daniel (Leslie) Nordstrom; daughter-in-law, Cathy (Todd) Maiellaro; stepchildren: Peggy Staley, Diane Royer, Stephan Royer (Jerri); along with many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Bob was the only child of a Danish migrant mother and a Swedish migrant father. He spent most of his life living in the Keystone area, with his parents who built a home on Aurora Dr and Military Ave. As a child if Bob wasn’t busy with his paper route, he was a caddy at the Omaha Country Club or moving planes at the North Omaha Airport. He graduated from Benson High School in 1949. It was while ice-skating at Aksarben that he met his wife, Gloria. They married in 1951 and they purchased their first home a block from his childhood home. Within the first few years of their marriage, Bob purchased 5 acres of land at 8130 Keystone Dr., put in a road and over the next 15 years built 3 of their homes. He did most of the work himself while working his full-time job as a steamfitter. In his early 50’s he retired from his steamfitter job and started his own business known as Nordstrom’s Christmas Tree Farm.
Some of the hobbies Bob enjoyed included fishing, gardening, and building just about anything. He was a man of integrity and was very generous, always available to lend a helping hand to those in need. During his lifetime, Bob supported several ministries that served those in recovery from addiction. He lived a full life, and it wasn’t until the last few years that he slowed down and wasn’t able to do all the things he enjoyed, like getting on his Bobcat or golfcart to ride around his property. He will be missed by many.
Memorials to the Open Door Mission.