Harris Nordin

December 18, 1941 - February 10, 2019
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Harris E. Nordin, 77, of Strasburg, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at Community Hospice House at New Philadelphia following a recent illness.

A son of the late Olaf H. and Helen E. (Burnell) Nordin, Harris was born December 18, 1941 at Hallock, Minnesota. He graduated from Lancaster High…

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Harris E. Nordin, 77, of Strasburg, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at Community Hospice House at New Philadelphia following a recent illness.

A son of the late Olaf H. and Helen E. (Burnell) Nordin, Harris was born December 18, 1941 at Hallock, Minnesota. He graduated from Lancaster High School in Lancaster, Minnesota in 1959.

On December 2, 1967, Harris married his best friend, the former Jeanette Paul. He was a veteran of the United States Army and he was proud of his employment with International Harvester, Gradall and the Kimble Company where he eventually retired.

Harris was a man of great faith and he was an active member of the Church of New Hope at Dover where he held many positions over the years. He had a passion for the outdoors which he developed as a young boy growing up on his family farm. Harris loved being in the woods, fishing, gardening and taking care of the “critters” around his home, such as the deer, squirrels and birds. Most of all, he enjoyed teaching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren about the outdoors.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Jeanie Nordin; two daughters, Kelleen (John) Tate and Kimberly (Bob) Fahrni; his grandchildren, Sandra Langford, Pamela (Mark) Barrett, Michelle (Chance) Gillespie, Jacob Tate, Jessica (T.J.) Thorson, Kajsa (Ryan) Patterson, Kristen Patterson and Destiny Fahrni; his great-grandchildren, Alex Villa, Logan and William Barrett, Tyson and Lillian Gillespie, Harris Hardy and Aubree Wallick; his siblings, Lois Boroski, Dennis (JoAnne) Nordin, Carl (Ellie) Nordin, Ron (Layl) Nordin, Judy (Dan) Remer, Randy (Peggy) Nordin, Peggy (Joe) Wilbeski, Arlen (Janet) Nordin, Faye (Chuck) Potrament and Galen (Julie) Nordin; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

Harris was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Mark and Chris Nordin; a grandson, Justin Boney; a brother, Jim Nordin; and two brothers-in-law, Doug Whitlock and Frank Boroski.

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 15, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover. A funeral service celebrating Harris’ life will follow at 12 p.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Dan Legg officiating. A luncheon will then follow the service at Church of New Hope.

The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made in Harris’ memory to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663 or to Church of New Hope, Sound System, 3374 Schneiders Crossing Road NW, Dover, OH 44622.


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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, February 15, 2019

Time: 10:00 am

End Time: 12:00 pm

Geib Funeral Center at Dover


5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Service Information

Date: Friday, February 15, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm

Geib Funeral Center at Dover


5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Reception Information

Date: Friday, February 15, 2019

Church of New Hope


3374 Schneiders Crossing Road NW
Dover, OH 44622

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716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Born: December 18, 1941
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.


Roger Breithaupt posted on 2/16/19

Jeannie, So sorry for your loss.


Patricia Bohanan posted on 2/15/19

I am so very sorry for your loss. You have my heartfelt sympathy . Patricia Bohanan


Dave and Marna Ehlers posted on 2/14/19

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Which I could be there to give you a hug. God is with you.


John Welch posted on 2/14/19

Jeanie, Kim & Family Members - sorry for your loss. Prayers & Thoughts to All.


Kelly Santille posted on 2/14/19

Nordin Family, Sorry to hear of Harris' passing. I worked with him at Gradall and he was a good man.


John & Janice Pollock posted on 2/13/19

Jeanie, I am so sorry about your husband. What a blessing to have had 51 years together, but it is never long enough, I have never met Harris, but he looks like such a fun and loving man. When you lived across the street from my folks (Myrtle & Ellsworth McClure), they always spoke about what good neighbors you were. May you feel the sweet arms of Jesus around you as you go through this valley.


Tyler posted on 2/13/19

When i first entered the professional workforce at Kimble, Harris was a co-worker of mine. Always genuinely kind and willing to provide advice and knowledge to me, he helped to teach me much of what i understand about specific manufacturing practices that still apply today. He was a real asset to them, and Im glad men like him were there and willing to guide younger men like me in the right direction. I can only hope to do the same, and will always try to uphold the standard he set as a professional and a person. Godspeed Harris.


Neal and family posted on 2/13/19

Sorry to hear about your loss. Will be thinking about you and your family.


Luann Frazier posted on 2/13/19

Jeanie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You have been in my prayers.


TODD MADISON posted on 2/13/19

Sorry for your loss I worked for Harris at the Gradall Co and it was a pleasure !


Michelle and Chance Gillespie posted on 2/12/19

Tyson and Lilly have been playing several games of Jenga in memory of their "Papa" Nordin. Tyson says he will miss papa helping him work on his toys and Lilly hopes he can go for a ride on her old horse Lucy in Heaven. Love and prayers for the family!


Jerry and Paula Frantz posted on 2/12/19

We are sending our deepest sympathy to the entire family. May Jeanie receive the comfort of the Lord at this time. Many Prayers for your family.


Beth & Charlie Powers posted on 2/12/19

My dear Jeanie & family, Our hearts are heavy with sadness at Harris' passing. He was such a special man and a wonderful family man. You are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. We Love you. Beth & Charlie


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Jon Nordin posted on 2/12/19

Grandma Helen Nordin told me that Uncle Harris drew a little chicken around his return address on letters he wrote home when he was in the Army. He did it that way because his initials are: H.E.N. I thought that was pretty fun, and reflective of his general awesomeness! We love you all and are praying for strength for you!


Cheryl J Skinner, Military Veterans Musuem posted on 2/12/19

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Harris E. Nordin, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, Harris E. Nordin, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †


Jennifer Kay Simmelink posted on 2/11/19

So very sorry for your loss... Words cannot express the sadness I feel for you and your family. I pray that the Holy Spirit comforts you and yours, like only He can do, at this most difficult time. All my love, Jennifer Simmelink


Mike & Mary Jane Bethell posted on 2/11/19

We didn't get to know Swede but know he was a special Soul. I know The Hill will be different but Jeanie know your time together in this lifetime was one of growth. Our wish is for the family to accept was is and thank the almighty for the special times you spent together.


Kajsa posted on 2/11/19

My Hero.


Cindy Ireland posted on 2/11/19

Kelleen, my sympathy to you and your family. You always spoke so fondly of your Dad I know he will be greatly missed.


Randy & Sina Graham posted on 2/11/19

Harris while the angels are singing you in we will all miss you very much. I can think of many things when I think of you; respect, compassion, hard-working, wisdom, honesty, leader, pillar of our church, loving supportive husband, father, grandpa, great grandpa just to name a few. You lived like many should. Know that we will surround Jeanie with support and love. Rest easy for your work here is done. Hugs... but “not too long”. Prayers for comfort for Jeanie and your family as they grieve your leaving your earthly home.


Eve and david famiglietti posted on 2/11/19

Harris was an exceptional friend and a great person to be around. He will be missed by us and our extended family


Eileen Boroski posted on 2/11/19

Dear Jeanie, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Harris was indeed a wonderful person. I pray over time your memories of your time together will be of comfort to you. Eileen


Froman Family posted on 2/11/19

Harris , Sunday School will not be the same without you. Greg enjoyed the talks you had before class. We respect you greatly. Jeanie. We love you. We are praying for you and the whole Nordin Family.


Michele & Roy Randolph posted on 2/11/19

God has gained an amazing man into his kingdom. All our love to Jeanie and family as you learn to live on in this world until you join him in heaven.


J'Nell posted on 2/11/19

Sharing in your sadness as you grieve for Harris. I hope you can take comfort in all your loved ones as they surround you during such a difficult time. Love you all! ??? J'Nell Nordin (niece)


Becky & John Henry posted on 2/11/19

Harris, you'll be missed at church with your smile and kindness. Heaven has gained a beautifully spirited angel. God bless Jeanie and the entire family. We love you.


Nancy Wunderlich posted on 2/11/19

In shock, reading this. I am so sorry to hear. Prayers to Jeanie and her family. Know you and Harris were best friends and that you will meet again in heaven.