Dorothy Nordback

dorothy nordback
Dorothy F. Nordback, 91, of Fargo, ND, passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Rosewood on Broadway in Fargo. Dorothy was born March 22, 1926 to Fred and Bertha (Fankhanel) Johnson in Barnesville, MN. She attended country school and graduated from Barnesville High School in 1944. Dorothy married John F. Nordback in 1946 and they made their home in Fargo. She was a fixture at the Bowler for 37 years. She loved her job and enjoyed being around people. Following retirement Dorothy volunteered at the Charism Center in south Fargo where she helped with the Daily Bread program. Dorothy enjoyed toe-tapping music, dancing, craft shows, and reading. She also loved to play Blackjack and Bingo and was a frequent winner. Her kind heart and generous smile will be missed by all that knew her. Dorothy is survived by her sons, John Nordback, Jr., Birchwood, WI and Mike (Carmen) Nordback, Fargo, ND; grandsons, Eric (Lindsey) Nordback, Orlando, FL and Ryan (Kate) Nordback, Englewood, CO; sisters, Inez Horgen, Crystal, MN and Clarice (Rodney) Schmidt, Sabin, MN; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; twin sister, Doris Labish and brother, Johnny Johnson. Dorothy’s family wishes to thank the staff at Rosewood on Broadway for the special care she received during her years there. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Rosewood on Broadway or Hospice of the Red River Valley.

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  1. To Mike and family – my sincere condolences. I remember this picture and the care she took to do her hair…:). My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so glad she had you.


  2. My mother lived on 4th floor at Rosewood for 4 years and just passed away last week! I loved visiting with Dorothy when I would be up there visiting, and I’d get the gals to play cards, visit, etc. My sincere condolences to you all!

  3. Rest in peace Aunt Dorothy. I’m sure that you, Aunt Doris & Uncle Johnny will all be dancing & playing
    cards together and Uncle Eddie and Grandma Mickelson will be supervising. Mom will be joining you guys in the future. Save a chair for her.

  4. She was a great fixture at the Bowler. She was my prefurred server for about 20 years. Ron Langevin

  5. My deepest condolences to Dorothy’s family loosing a loved one causes unbearable pain. I would like to share a beautiful hope with you, Acts 25:14 assures us we will be able to see hug and be with our loved ones again. Hold on to this promise and the wonderful memories you have of Dorothy.

  6. Mike & Family, our sincere condolences on the loss of your Mother. She was a fun-loving lady, always willing to have a good time. We are unable to travel to the service on Monday but please know we are thinking of you. May your memories bring you comfort during this difficult time. Rest in peace Dorthy, loving Aunt & Sister.

  7. Condolences Mike and Carmen. That is a fabulous picture of Dorothy. I have many fond memories of her. She was a fun lady. Mike and Deb

  8. So sorry to hear about your mother.Mike.She was a delightful
    lady who always made those around her feel special.

  9. I enjoyed Dorothy’s company very much the many years I had breakfast at the Bowler. She kept me up to date as to how Mike was doing

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