Frederick Lee Nordstrom, age 72 of Miles City, passed away on October 27, 2017 at the V.A. Community Living Center in Miles City.
Fred was born on June 13, 1945 in Chicago, IL, the son of Frederick B. and WillElla (Welch) Nordstrom. He grew up and attended grade school at Renton, WA. He joined the United States Air Force on April 8, 1963 and served his country as a Communications Specialist in Teletype Operator until 1971 when he was honorably discharged. He worked various jobs over his lifetime from construction jobs, manufacturing, banking, life insurance, Trucking and at Morel Foundry in Seattle, WA. Fred enjoyed in participating in political campaigns and was an appointed precinct committeeman, nominated as a district caucus and worked as an election inspector. Over the years Fred loved to golf, swim and play chess. Later on in life he enjoyed collecting books and even published his own called The Adventures of Susie, The Girl who Loves Chocolate. Fred expressed his gratitude many times to those that helped him out with accomplishing that goal. He was also known for his direct, dry sense of humor. He commented to his brothers on more than one occasion that when you passes away, he wanted to have “ Fred’s Dead” on his headstone.
Fred was preceded in death by his parents, a sister in law Marian Nordstrom and a niece Carla Nordstrom. He is survived by his two brothers: Carl Nordstrom of Renton, WA and Dale & Lorraine Nordstrom of Potomac, MT; a nephew Linc Nordstrom of Vancouver, WA and his family at the V.A. Medical Center that took such good care of him over the years.
Military graveside services will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Eastern Montana State Veterans Cemetery provided by VFW Post#1579. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.