Clifford Herman Nordhaus
1920 - 2020
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Cliff passed away at home on June 21, 2020, one month shy of his 100th birthday. Cliff was born in Denmark, Wisconsin to Herman and Frances Nordhaus on July 24, 1920. He served in the US Army during WWII. After the war, he came to California and met Hilda Paoletti and they married in 1946. He lived and worked in Lodi and was an active member of St. Anne's Catholic Church.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Hilda, his parents, two sisters and two brothers. He is survived by one sister, Elaine Joyce Smerz of Wisconsin; children, Joanne/Jody (Rob) Buckman, Gale (Marv) Gibson, Pati (Garry, dec.) McKinstry, Don (Sharon) Nordhaus, Paula (Bill) Hicks; 9 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, June 26, 2020 at 1:00pm at St. Anne's Catholic Church. Due to COVID-19 seating in the church is limited. Burial will be private.
The family wishes to thank VITAS Hospice nurse Patty and Visiting Angels, especially, Josie, Tami, Olivia and Kat for their loving care of our dad.
Cliff requested donations be sent to St. Anne's Church 215 W. Walnut St. Lodi, 95240.
Collins Family Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

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Published in Lodi-News Sentinel from Jun. 25 to Jul. 1, 2020.
Mass of Christian Burial
01:00 PM
St. Anne's Catholic Church
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June 26, 2020
Mr. and Mrs. Nordhaus touched many lives. My mother attended a prayer group with them many, many years ago. They also had gardening in common. My mother mentioned that she needed a certain gardening tool and the next day, here come the Nordhaus' with this tool that they found at a garage sale! This became one of their topics of conversation as to how God always provides! I had the privilege to work many years with their daughter, Pati. Their love for our Father shows through their children displaying a job well done!
I will always remember their kindness and Mr. Nordhaus' laugh and smile. Blessings to all family members.

Camey Joerke
June 25, 2020
Uncle was a constant in my family. When he came home from work the first thing he would do is kiss my Aunt. He was always so kind to me. He was was great role model for those of us that werent blessed with a Dad.
Deedie Cunningham
June 25, 2020
I would like to give my deepest condolences to the Nordhaus family and extended family. I personally have never met a more Godly man than Cliff he lived a life of pure devotion to God. He will be dearly missed.

(Paula if you read this if there is enough seating I would feel really like to attend mass, if not I will understand)
Mike Dawson
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