Mabel Rietzke Nordin

March 8, 1929 ~ October 13, 2016 (age 87)


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Mabel Rietzke Nordin, 87, of Russellville, passed peacefully on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at her home in Russellville. The daughter of Antone and Freida Marie Sudmeyer Rietzke, she was born March 8, 1929 in the Augsburg Community. Mabel and Kenneth Nordin were married on January 21, 1949 in Russellville.
She was a member of the Pless Community Extension Homemakers Club and was a 4H Leader. She was a member of the Gravel Hill Church of Christ and taught Sunday School Class and Vacation Bible School. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, cooking and reading. Mabel had a strong Christian faith and was devoted to her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Nordin; her parents; siblings, Anna Cochran, Hilda Drittler, Amanda Waldo, Ervin Rietzke, Dorothy Hill and an infant brother, Antone Henry Willie Rietzke.

She is survived by 2 sons, David Nordin, Lamar, Paul Nordin and his wife Lynn, Mount Airy, NC; 5 grandchildren, Bryan Nordin and his wife Sarah), Fort Worth, TX, Callie Nordin, Clarksville, Erin Harsh and her husband Jeff, Suwanee, GA , Jason Nordin and his wife Lee, Fayetteville , Amy Seipel and her husband Adam, Charlottesville, VA; 8 great grandchildren, Macy, Grady and Mia Harsh, Suwanee, GA, Jacob and Chase Nordin, Fayetteville, Miles Seipel, Charlottesville, VA; Luke Nordin and Lauren Nordin, both of Fort Worth; sister-in-law, Geniece Rietzke, Conway; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral Service will be held at 2:00PM, Monday, October 17, 2016 at Humphrey Chapel. Brother Bill Roderick will officiate. Pallbearers are Larry Cochran, Alvin Drittler, Kenneth Cochran, Jimmy Rietzke, Glen Waldo and Troy Waldo. Honorary pallbearers are Charles Cochran, Jason Nordin, Brian Nordin, Earl Lusk and Freddy Kemp. Burial will be at Booher Cemetery in Russellville by Humphrey Funeral Service. Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, on Sunday, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Gravel Hill Church of Christ, 444 Leavell Lane, Dover, AR 72837.

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Cemetery Details

Booher Cemetery
Booher Cemetery Road
Russellville, AR,


OCT 16. 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Humphrey Funeral Service, Inc.

2801 West Main St.


Chapel Service

OCT 17. 2:00 PM

Humphrey Chapel

2801 West Main Street

Russellville, AR, US, 72801

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