H. G. "Griff" Nordling, Jr. (1924 - 2011)


H. G. "Griff" Nordling, Jr. died Thursday, April 7 at
HospiceCare, Inc. in Madison, Wisconsin, surrounded by his loving
family. He was 87.

Griff was born in Juneau on March 15, 1924, to Homer G. and Beth
Nordling, and graduated from Juneau High School in 1942. He
graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1950 with a degree
in accounting, was a regional supervisor for the IRS, and after
retirement, maintained a private CPA practice until 2008.

He was an outdoorsman, an avid fisherman and hunter who loved the
water and boating. He considered his children and grandchildren
to be the genuine wealth in his life.

Surviving Griff are three children, Griff (Mary) Nordling III of
Washburn, WI; Jane (Rod) McDonald of Kansas City, MO, Mary Beth
(David) Graves of Mt. Horeb, WI; eight grandchildren, Eva and
Samuel Nordling, Sara, Laura, Lindsey and Adam McDonald, Rachel
and Alyssa Graves; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Sullivan of
Wisconsin and Betty Lou Nordling of Oregon, and nieces and
nephews Dennis and Lee Harris of Juneau, Bonnie Harris of Sitka
and Gustavus, Aurora Fox of Seattle, Gail Thibodeau of Juneau,
Doug Nordling of Oregon, and Dianne Rocerito of California.

Griff was preceded in death by his wife Mary, in 2005, a son,
Daniel, in 1971, and his brother C. R. "Rod" Nordling and sister
Elizabeth Harris.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday,
April 12, 2011 at Our Lady Queen Of Peace Catholic Church, 401 S.
Owen Drive, Madison with Msgr. Kenneth Fiedler presiding. Burial
will follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery.

The family can be contacted c/o Mary Beth Graves, 201 Blue View
Dr., Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin 53572. Memorials may be made to U.W.
Carbone Cancer Center, Attn: Kelly Sitkin, 600 Highland Avenue,
K4/658,Madison, WI 53792-6164.
Published in The Juneau Empire from Apr. 13 to Apr. 20, 2011