Stephen Nordstrom ’64
NORDSTROM, Stephen A. – of Clio, age 80, died peacefully on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at Cranberry Park in Clio. Funeral services will be held at 2PM Friday, December 30, 2022, at the O’Guinn Family Funeral Home in Clio. Pastor Tyler Sauer officiating. Private burial will be held in West Vienna Twp. Cemetery. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Friday from 10AM until the time of service at 2PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s, in memory of Stephen – www.kirkgibsonfoundation.org
Steve was born February 3, 1942, in Brooklyn, New York, to the late Arthur and VernaBelle (Lauer) Nordstrom. He grew up in Port Washington, New York before moving to Michigan. Steve graduated from Hope College in 1964 with his Bachelor’s Degree and earned his Master’s Degree from Central Michigan University. He married Harriett Wein at Zion Lutheran Church in Holland, Michigan, in 1964. Steve taught English in Baldwin, Michigan for 5 year, Mott Community College for 30 years, and the Clio Area School District for 38 years. He was a very active, lifetime member of Messiah Lutheran Church, where he taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, served on the Building Committee, and served as Chairman of the Board of Disciples. Steve was a former member of the Clio Board of Education and the City of Clio Board of Review, member of the Clio Area Education Foundation, and Past President of the Clio Education Association. He coached Quiz Bowl team and varsity baseball at Clio High School and Clio Little League for many years. Steve loved everything to do with baseball – especially the Detroit Tigers and played softball with his church league until he was 70 years old. He enjoyed collecting old time radio shows and was an avid reader of short stories and poetry. After retirement, Steve and Harriett traveled and made many wonderful memories. Steve’s faith in God and the activities he shared with his family were always most important to him
Surviving are: Wife, Harriett ’65 Nordstrom; Daughter, Beth (Tim) Bailey; Son, Jeff (Paula) Nordstrom; Grandchildren: Connor Klee, Torrey Klee, and Kaitlyn Bailey; Great-granddaughter, Luciana Jolly; Siblings: Peter Nordstrom, Jane Nordstrom, Richard ’72 (Kathy ’72) Nordstrom, and David Nordstrom; Sister-in-law, Marti Dreiman; Many nieces, nephews, other loving family members and dear friends. Steve was also preceded in death by: Brother-in-law, Ed Dreiman; Sister-in-law, Patricia Nordstrom. Please sign our guestbook or share an online condolence with the family at www.oguinnfh.com.