Joseph Henry Nordling
Feb. 14 1943 – May 24, 2020
ALLEN — Joseph Henry Nordling, Allen, died Sunday, May 24, 2020, at home on his farm. He was 77.
He was born Feb. 14, 1943, at Wichita, 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 No. 198 of the American Legion.
Joseph married Carolyn Margaret Magers June 4, 1967, at Beagle Methodist Church. She survives of the home. 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.
He worked in the family business, Nordling Motors from 1961-2010. He completed numerous trainings and certifications as a mechanic and had been an ASE certified mechanic for decades.
Joseph was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Thomas R. Nordling Sr.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, David A. Nordling and wife, Kathleen, Long Beach, Calif., and Lawrence E. Nordling, and wife Yoly, Roeland Park; two grandchildren, Joseph M. Nordling and Sophia E. Nordling, Roeland Park; a sister, Jane Rushing and husband, Kenneth, Drake, Colo.; a sister-in-law, Helen (Rose) Nordling, Erlander, Ky.; and several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
A graveside service will be 1:30 p.m., Friday, May 29, at Union Cemetery, Osage City.
Memorial contributions may be made to Robert Heizer Post No. 198 of the American Legion 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.
Condolences may be expressed at Vanarsdalefs.com.