Nancy Jean Nordlof
01/29/1947 - 11/17/2022
Obituary For Nancy Jean Nordlof
Nancy Jean Nordlof, 75, of Rockford, passed away on November 17, 2022, in U.W. Health-Swedish American Hospital after a brief illness. Born January 29, 1947, in Rockford, Illinois, the youngest daughter of Elsie and Arnold Pagander. Nancy graduated from West High School and lived most of her life in Rockford, Illinois. She worked at Mattison Machine Works, where she met the love of her life Jerry Nordlof. They were married on January 31st, 1986. Nancy worked at Rockford Health Systems for several years and at Rockford Orthopedic Appliance before retiring to care for her Mother, Elsie, at home. Nancy was a fun-loving social person who loved getting dressed up and going out to dinner with family. She enjoyed the spontaneity and freedom of being able to jump in the corvette or hop on the Harley Davidson with Jerry and explore the open road. Nancy was a former member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church and a member of Sarah's Circle. She was blessed to have many lifelong friends with whom she stayed in contact. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Her family will miss her greatly but cherish the memories of special Christmases, picnics at Lake Summerset, and Friday movie nights at her house.Survivors include her son James (Jimmy) Rieker of San Francisco, California; stepdaughter Victoria (Sam) Montalbano Jr. and stepson Erik Nordlof, of Rockford; 3 Grandchildren, Tiffany (Paul) Bravo of Palm Springs, California; Nolan Montalbano and Seth Montalbano of Rockford, five great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband Jerry Nordlof by 5 days; her parents; daughter Victoria Harris; her sisters Eleanor Barbor and Pat Bloomquist and her beloved dog Harley.Services will be held at 1 pm, December 17, 2022, in Tony Gasparini Funerals and Cremations, 6825 Weaver Road, Rockford, Illinois 61114, with Father William Wentink officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 12 pm to 1 pm. Memorials may be made to the family.