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Kenneth Nordlund – Metz Mortuary

    Kenneth T. Nordlund
    Kenneth Nordlund, age 91 of York, Nebraska, passed away on Friday, March 19, 2021, in Seward, Nebraska. Ken was born on April 10, 1929. He was the son of Harry E. and Hannah (Matson) Nordlund. He and Mary Ellen Samson were united in marriage on June 28, 1949, in York.
                   
    Nordy, as he was known to his many friends, was one-of-a-kind.  He was the embodiment of the work hard play hard mentality. While he started as a tires salesman, he spent the majority of his career at Kroy Industries. He became the general manager at Kroy in 1965 before serving as president from 1980 until his retirement in 2016. Kenny also invested in several other industries including banking and oil.  When not at work, you could find him on the golf course or in the clubhouse socializing with friends either at the York Country Club or at the Springs Country Club in Rancho Mirage, CA.  Husker sports was also a love of Ken’s; he had season tickets to Husker basketball and football games for many years. Kenny told the best stories and loved to make Mary Ellen laugh. Throughout their 71 years of marriage, they enjoyed traveling together, socializing with friends, and spending time with their family.

    He is survived by daughter Deborah (Robert) Feldman of York; son Charles Kent (Bonnie) Nordlund of Corvallis, Oregon; grandchildren: Megan (Phil) Van De Velde of Papillion, Nebraska; Erin (Josh) Lullmann of Indianola, Iowa; Jennifer (Matt) Nold of Bremerton, Washington; Joseph Feldman of Omaha, Nebraska; Tim Nordlund of Corvallis, Oregon; and great-grandchildren: Adam and Audrey Nold of Bremerton, Washington; Gavin and Delaney Lullmann of Indianola, Iowa.  He is also survived by brother Harold (Judi) Nordlund, sister-in-law Marjorie Schroeder, and many nieces and nephews.
                   
    Ken was preceded in death by his parents, wife Mary Ellen, and son Kenneth Hal Nordlund.
                  
     A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, April 9, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, York.  His services will be live streamed on Metz Mortuary’s Facebook page. Private family inurnment will be held at Greenwood Cemetery, York.  Cremation.  No viewing or visitation.  A Celebration of Life will be held at York Country Club following the Mass.  COVID-19 Funeral Guidelines will be implemented with social distancing and masks highly encouraged at the Mass and during the reception. Memorials may be designated to St. Joseph’s Church in York, CASA for York County, or York Community Foundation.
     

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