Norman "Norm" Gorder, 74 of Conrad, IA passed away Thursday, May 14, 2020 at Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center, IA. A Private Family Liturgy will be held Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Arrangements are entrusted to the Conrad Chapel of the Anderson Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be be sent to www.andersonfhs.com
Norm was born January 18, 1946 to Dale and Mary (Lowery) Gorder in Hampton, IA He served his country in the United States Navy. Norm was united in marriage to Sue Kucera on December 9, 1972 at St. Wenceslaus Church in Clutier, IA. Norm was employed with Burke in Nevada, IA as a regional pizza meat salesman. He was member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Marshalltown and the Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of the Conrad American Legion. Norm enjoyed fun trips to Mexico with the Burke family. Norm also loved trips to the Glacier, Tetons, Yellowstone, Smokey Mountains, Mackena Island, and Duluth, MN. He loved to take car rides in his Hot Rods. Norm was often seen at the Caseys Coffee Club. He volunteered on countless community projects, and never met a stranger. Norm was very supportive of his kids and grandkids, attending every one of their sporting events.
Norm will be missed by his wife, Sue, two sons; Matt (Micah) Gorder of Conrad, Mark Gorder of Iowa Falls, IA, Elijah Cuvelier of Fort Collins, CO; seven grandchildren; Jordan (Lucas) Jones, Ava Jones, Haley Veldhouse, Skylar Veldhouse, Brody Gorder, Kane Gorder, Addison Gorder, a sister, Deb (Roger) DeBaere of Marshall, MN, three sister in laws; Jo Gorder of Bradford, IA, Brenda Gorder of Cheyenne, WY, and Betty Gorder of Alden, IA, he was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers; Gary "Butch" Gorder and Marlyn "Johnny" Gorder.
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Dear Sue, Norm was a hoot! He always called me 'Audra'. I didn't have the heart to correct him! Wish I could have told him I now have a great granddaughter named...Audra! Some time ago I happened through Bradford on a road trip. It seemed most businesses were named GORDER. Stopped in a little cafe named Gorder and the gal said, yep, she was sister-in-law to Norm. One of the coffee guys chuckled...We don't really 'own' Norm but he did grow up here. We were Happy so say Conrad now owned Norm! Thoughts to you and your family. Audrey
Sue, my sympathy to you and your family for your loss. My thoughts take me back to when you and Norm met. He always had a smile. May the memories you made together give you comfort as you grieve.
I was saddened by the news of Norm's passing. He was a good neighbor during my time living next to him in Conrad. Always enjoyed bumping into him and catching up.
Scott Jones and family
Sue and family
Norm was quite a guy and we agree he never met a stranger, he was always so friendly with everyone! Sending our thoughts, prayers and sympathies in your loss. Mark & Elly Mack
Sue and family, sorry to hear about Norm. I remember him coming into dads shop and giving me a bad time. He was always smiling. Thoughts and prayers. Julie Hanzelka Stahl
Sue and family , Bill and I are so sorry to hear about Norm’s passing .Please know you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time . Bill and Vicky Risk
Sue and family, We were so sorry to hear about Norm. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you go through this stressful time.....Russ and Joanne Vlasak
Sue & family
So sorry to hear this news. I remember Norm coming into the hardware store and giving mom a hard time. She truly enjoyed viisting with him. My prayers and sympathies are with you and your family during this very difficult time.
Sue (Kibby) Eggena
Sue so sorry for your loss prayers to you and your family Kenny and Sandy Sharp
Sorry to hear about your loss. I always enjoyed Norm coming into the Insurance Office to just shot the breeze. I am sure he and Bob are having a grand time. Norm will be greatly missed.
My prayers are with your family.
Peggy (Ford) Easter
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Philip & Darla Kucera
My sympathies to Sue and family. Many great memories growing up with Dale and Mary and especially Norm. He always called me Brenda. Sending prayers to all.
Sue and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Norm was much more than a patient, a friend. He and all of you are in my thoughts and prayers
Sue , Mark, Matt, Micah & Family,
My Deepest Sympathies to you. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
We share many Great memories, Clear Lake , stories of Norm & Bob’s Pizza trips. Norm is going to be missed .
Thinking of the family.
Todd and Mary Blohm
Sue & family🙏 So sorry for your loss! Thoughts & Prayers to you & your family! Norm will be so missed & always remember his jokes which made everyone laugh! He was a great guy & will be so missed!!!💙
So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed our little "talks". He usually left me in stitches.
Joan (Gethmann-Raum) Appelgate
Suzy Q and family.
So sorry for your loss. Norm was a great guy. Sending prayers your way. HUGS.
So, so sorry to read this. I always looked so forward to talking to Norm after church, and you know how he and Dan bonded over cars. I don't think Dan ever forgave him for trading that blue Mustang convertible without telling him. Sending my sympathy and prayers for peace and healing during this difficult time.
Thinking of you and your family
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