Carl J. Nordin was born in Lancaster, Minnesota. He was number three of twelve children. All the children and their parents were an extremely close family and loved nothing better than getting together with everyone. His parents were certainly the head of the family but each child felt loved and cherish at all times. Carl was married to the love of his life, Ellie (Jane), for 41 years. There were never two people in this world that were truly known as soulmates as these two were known. They had a deep connection that could never have been broken. Carl always made sure Ellie knew she was loved and adored. Every single month for the entire 41 years they were married he gave her an anniversary card to let her know how much he loved her and how blessed he was to have her in his life. When Carl and Ellie married, they blended their families together. Yet, there were no “step” children in this family. Their children: Shelly (Whisenant) Fuller and family, Julie Nordin Benick and family, Heidi Nordin (deceased), Michele Nordin Hunter and family, and Jon Nordin and family each knew how much Carl loved them and he was a good father to them. His children, grandchildren and great grandchildren completed his life with Ellie. Coming from a close family of twelve, it was a natural progression to have a family of his own that he loved dearly. Carl has many close friends in both Minnesota and Arizona. He loved having friends over to eat and socializing. Toward the end of his life he loved going to McDonald’s to meet all his friends for coffee each morning. His day was not complete without a trip in the morning to meet with his friends. Carl was a man of few words, yet when he did say something everyone listened. He will be missed by his family, his friends, and his loving wife but we all know we will be with him again in Heaven.