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Joseph C. Nordhues

March 15, 1936 October 20, 2018
Joseph C. Nordhues
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Obituary for Joseph C. Nordhues

Joseph C. Nordhues, age 82 of Randolph, died Saturday October 20, 2018 (on the day of his wife's birthday) at his home in Randolph. He was born March 15, 1936 at Randolph, Nebraska the son of Herman, Sr. and Lauretta (Schmit) Nordhues. Joe was a member of 4H Club and member of his high school basketball team and graduated from St. Frances Catholic High School in Randolph the class of 1954. After graduation, Joe attended Business college in Omaha and began work for an Omaha sign company. Joe began dating Rosalee Gubbels and was engaged on August 15, on her Grandmother’s birthday.

On December 30, 1958 Joe married Rosalee at Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church in Randolph. They made their home near Belden farming with Joe’s father until 1966 when they moved near Randolph. They continued farming in 1971 on Rosalee’s folks' farm and Joe worked part-time off the farm for Terra Chemical in Randolph for several years. They retired and built their new house in Randolph in 1998. Joe worked after retirement at Randolph Community Golf Course for 10 years and assisted in the farming operation when needed.

He was a member of Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church in Randolph; Catholic Order of Foresters serving as Chief Ranger for 10 years; Knights of Columbus; served as an elder server for funerals; served as past President and member of St. Frances church council,; served as past member of Cedar County Zoning Commission Board;

His wife and children will miss him dearly. Surviving Joe is his wife of 59 years, Rosalee Nordhues of Randolph; 8 children Mark and Kathie Nordhues; Barb and Keith Burbach; Jolene and Paul Wurdinger; Marty Nordhues; Marvin and Kim Nordhues all of Randolph; Doug and Becky Nordhues of McLean; Connie Nordhues of Omaha; Richard and Mary Nordhues of Syracuse, NE; 22 Grandchildren; 13 Great Grandchildren; 3 Brothers Lawrence and Jan Nordhues of Kearney, NE; Paul and Doris Ann Nordhues of Sioux City, IA; Dennis and Rosemary Nordhues of Randolph; 1 Sister Mary Goodwin of Omaha; and a former exchange student Veronique Vrydagh of Brussels, Belgium, who Joe considers a family member.

Preceded in death by his parents; 1 grandson Benjamin Nordhues; 1 Great Grandson Zayden Wichman; 2 brothers John, Herman, Jr.; 2 sisters Katherine Heimes and Roseann Pollard.

Funeral Services
Funeral Services: Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church – Randolph, NE
Date: Friday October 26, 2018 – 10:30 A.M.
Interment: Saint Jane Frances Catholic Cemetery – Randolph, NE
Military Rites: none
Visitation: 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. with 7:30 P.M. Rosary all THURSDAY at CHURCH under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home – Randolph
Minister: Reverend Father Michael Swanton – Saint Bonaventure Catholic Church – Columbus, NE; Deacon Doug Tunink
Music: Organist: Ruth Carstens; Cantors: Renae Nordhues and Randy Borst
Pallbearers: “All Joseph’s Grandsons” Andy Nordhues, Matt Nordhues, Philip Wurdinger, Ed Burbach, Mitchell Nordhues, Ross Wurdinger, Mason Nordhues, Zachary Nordhues, Jackson Nordhues.
Honorary Pallbearers: “All Joseph’s Granddaughters”

Questions please call 402-337-0711

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Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

25

Oct

4:00 PM 10/25/2018 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/25/2018 8:00:00 PM
St. Frances de Chantal Catholic Church

403 N. Bridge Street
Randolph, NE 68779

7:30 P.M. Parish Rosary at CHURCH

St. Frances de Chantal Catholic Church
403 N. Bridge Street Randolph 68779 NE
US

Service

Friday

26

Oct

10:30 AM 10/26/2018 10:30:00 AM
St. Frances de Chantal Catholic Church

403 N. Bridge Street
Randolph, NE 68779

St. Frances de Chantal Catholic Church
403 N. Bridge Street Randolph 68779 NE
US

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Frances Catholic Cemetery Final Resting Place

86690 559th Avenue
Randolph, NE 68771

86690 559th Avenue Randolph 68771 NE
US
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