October 8, 1934 - October 27, 2021
Nord, Kenneth Earl 87 yrs. of New Hope, MN. It is turning out to be more difficult than I thought to sum up my dad's existence in a few lines of lifetime stats. Would you even know what his rookie card looked like? He was wickedly intelligent and laugh out -loud funny. If you ever met him, you'd never forget him. He had a fire in his soul that beamed through his eyes, not with a twinkle, but with the white hot intensity of a 1,000 suns. I'm not sure how many home runs he hit since he stepped up to the plate nor do I care to know how many times he struck out. For now he's on his way to one heavenly party in the big field of dreams in the sky. Those lucky souls get to listen to him weave his tale on the edge of their seats with stiffened wings for eternity. What I wish I could say to him now, as I sit with his image burned on my brain is "Hey, dad, you wanna have a catch?" He is preceded in death his parents Ken Nord and Donna Carlson; his first partner in crime, his loyal brother John Nord; love of his life Donna Mae Pettit. Survived by 8 children Terry (Marylou), Pennie, Pam, Candy (Mike, deceased), Johnny, Mary K., Kenny (Renee), and Danny; 14 grandchildren Crystal, Travis, Allison, Jake, Chelsey, Katie, Joe, Lizzy, Kenny, Mallory, Max, Vincent, Jaimie, and Gracie Mae; 9 great grandchildren and counting. That's a total of 31 human beings that, for one reason or another, are with us now because of this man. Period. He passed away Wednesday morning, October 27th, 2021, at 10:06 am after his son Johnny read a passage from the bible. Johnny and I kissed him, told him we loved him, and watched him take his last breath just a moment later. He is now in God's hands. Dear Lord...good luck with that! A celebration of his life will take place on Monday, November 8th from 12-3:30 pm at the Osseo American Legion, 260 4th Ave. SE, Osseo, MN, 55369. Family and friends are welcome. Snacks and such will be provided.
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