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1947 Robert 2022

Robert "Bob" Lee Nordman

August 5, 1947 — March 14, 2022

Robert “Bob” Nordman was born August 5, 1947 in Battle Creek, Iowa to Walter and Margaret Nordman.

He had two brothers, John and James, and two sisters, Janice and Dorothy. He attended Alta High School.

Bob served in the United States Navy from 1965 to 1969 handling flight schedules and records at N.A.S. Oceana Beach, VA. He was Pay Master at Lemoore, CA. and served in Vietnam on Pay Roll Duty.

 He served in the United States Marine Corp from 1972 to 1976 in Message Communications.

 He was Radio Operator for the Buena Vista County Sheriff’s Office in Storm Lake, IA from 1978-1979. He was a police officer for the City of Alta, IA from 1979-1983.

 Bob then went to driving the big trucks over the road for various companies, the last one was Heyl Trucking from Akron, IA. He drove from the West Cost to East Coast. He received many safe driving awards from the trucking companies.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing with the guys when he wasn’t driving. He played a mean game of cribbage. He was a supporter of the Cherokee Library by donating many of his books on tape when he was done listening to them in the truck.

 He is survived by his brother, James of Algona, IA, and his brother John and wife, Beverly, also from Algona. He is also survived by five nieces and three nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Margaret Nordman; two sisters and their husbands, Dorothy and Don Stout of Des Moines, IA, and Janis and Norman Ellis of Santa Monica, CA; He was also preceded in death by his nephew, Mike Stout of Kansas City, MO.

A Celebration of Bob's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 18, 2022, at the Depot located in Cherokee, IA.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the Depot.
Oak Hill Cemetery
Cherokee, IA
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