Neil Emil Nord


Neil Emil Nord, 67, of Clinton, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Mercy Hospital Javon Bae Campus, Rockford, Illinois.
A celebration of life for Neil will be held at 11AM Friday, June 14, 2019 at the Elvira Zion Lutheran Church. Visitation will be held from 10AM to 11AM, Friday at the church. The Clinton Chapel Snell-Zornig is assisting the family with arrangements. Private burial will take place at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monticello, Iowa.
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Neil was born December 7, 1951 in Clinton, Iowa, the son of Emil Walford and Emma Frances (Chandler) Nord. He was a 1970 Clinton High School graduate and received his BA in Business Administration from Mount St, Clare College. Neil married Linda Jo McDonald; she preceded him in death in 2000. He married Beverly Kratzer on January 25, 2001 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Neil had been a plant manager for several manufacturing plants including Collis Company in Clinton. Most recently he had been employed with security at the Wild Rose Casino.
Neil was a member of the Elvira Zion Lutheran Church. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Neil enjoyed golfing and loved all animals, especially his pets.
Survivors include his wife Beverly of Clinton, Iowa; daughter, Tara Jo Nord of DeWitt, Iowa; brothers, George (Heidi) Nord of Winnsboro, South Carolina and Carl Nord of Clinton, Iowa; sister Esther Ness of Lodi, California and several nieces and nephews.
Neil was preceded in death by his first wife, son, Christopher, brother, Eric, sisters, Juanita and Carol and his parents.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Elvira Zion Lutheran Church or to the Carroll County Humane Society of McKenzie, TN.
Published on June 12, 2019
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Stephen Freund
Jun 15, 2019
Neil was a true inspiration to all of us on the River Kings Football team. His “Never Give Up Attitude” and work ethic made him someone I always admired. If there was ever a “Rudy” on our team, it was Neil. Rest In Peace brother, until we can huddle together again.
Cheri Stauffer
Jun 14, 2019
Bev, I’m so sorry for you & Tara. My heart and prayers for you. Remembering the good times we had playing bingo at the center, Neil and John teasing. Call me when you feel up to it.
Alescha Caldwell
Jun 14, 2019
The voice of the most melodious angels has increased. You will be missed my friend. You brought joy to my life with your presence.
Deb Donahue
Jun 14, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Neil was a great man,always had a smile on his face. Will truly miss hearing his beautiful voice when singing in church. He will truely be missed RIP ❤❤
Drew Clausen
Jun 13, 2019
Great man. Who I enjoyed talking with when in the breakroom of the casino. He always had a smile to give to everyone in life. Will miss Neil.
Juleen Seitz
Jun 13, 2019
Neil you were the nicest kindness gentleman I have had the privilege to work with. I will remember you always. I will miss doing TRC fills with you and chatting about your family and pets. RIP my friend, watch over us from heaven. God bless.
Chuck Fenxel
Jun 12, 2019
I only worked with Neil at Wild Rose, but we were friends. He was a great man hard worker always joking around to make everyone happy. He will be missed and not forgotten. Condolences to the entire family!