Rex Nordman, 82

Rex Eugene Nordman, 82, of rural Wabash, went to his Heavenly home at 1:20 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 16, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born April 25, 1932 in Peru, to John and Ethel (Bollinger) Nordman.

Rex was a 1950 graduate of Gilead High School. He served in the 11th Airborne Division in the US Army during Korean War time. He married Phyllis Parson in Wabash on Dec. 5, 1954. He worked in the maintenance department at Wabash County Hospital, retiring after 44 years, and also was on the Wabash County Sheriff Reserves for 30 years. Rex was a member of Bachelor Creek Church of Christ and the Loyal Men and Women Sunday School Class. He was a member of the Hanna Masonic Lodge, the Fort Wayne Scottish Rite Mizpah Shrine, the Wabash Shrine Club, and worked on the Great Lakes Salmon Derby for 25 years.  He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, and was an avid shooter.   

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Nordman; three children, Kenneth (Diana) Nordman, Kathy (Rodney) Brisbin, and Ron (Lora) Nordman, all of Wabash; six  grandchildren; six great grandchildren, and his sister, Shirley Heinzman, Kokomo. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Ken Goble, and Pastor Tim Prater officiating. Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 2-7 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home, with a Masonic service at 7 p.m.

Preferred memorial is Loyal Men and Women Sunday School Class at Bachelor Creek Church of Christ.

The memorial guest book for Rex may be signed at

Posted on 2014 Oct 17