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Stanley Nordskog

Jan 10 1929 - Aug 05 2012

Stanley Nordskog, age 83, passed away August 5, 2012 in Allen, Texas where he resided with his daughter and son-in-law Laurie and Todd Grounds. Stanley was born in Chicago, Illinois to Steinar Halverson Nordskog and Ambjorg Odegaard. He served proudly in the United States Army and saw combat during the Korean War. Following discharge from the military, Stanley started his own remodeling and window and door installation business, incorporating his two sons Lee and Larry into the company, which became Nordskog and Sons. A master carpenter and old-school perfectionist, his work can be seen throughout Chicago and its surrounding neighborhoods. Always proud and supportive of his children, he was surrounded by his 5 L’s, Lee, Leslie, Larry, Laurie and Lynn when he died. A man of few words, Stanley, called Stan or “Stan, Stan the window man” by many of those who knew him through work and friendship, found enjoyment in his family, working with his hands, helping others with any and all projects, swimming in the icy cold waters of Lake Michigan and following his beloved Chicago Cubs in their never-ending quest for a win in the world series. He was always a great husband and dad as well as a wonderful friend and neighbor.

He was preceded in death by his beautiful wife, Betty Jane Johnson, his parents, Steinar and Ambjorg Nordskog, his Uncle Anders Odegaard, and his much-loved brother, Robert (Bob) Nordskog.

Stanley is survived by his children Lee Nordskog and his wife Nancy of Lombard, Illinois, Leslie Minton and her husband Rex of Richardson, Texas, Larry Nordskog of Park Ridge, Illinois, Laurie Grounds and her husband Todd of Allen, Texas and Lynn Oldham and her husband Shawn of Lombard, Illinois. “Papa” had 8 grandchildren, Timothy Nordskog and his wife Tasha, who are also expecting his first great-grandchild, Christopher Nordskog, Adam Minton and his wife Kori, Mark Minton, Lindsey Minton, Alexis Oldham, Megan Oldham, and Nathan Oldham.

Stanley is also survived by his sister, Harriet Arendt and his sister- in-law, Alice Nordskog.

A private graveside service will be held in Chicago, with only immediate family in attendance.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Parkinson Voice Project ( in hopes that others may not have to endure the challenges that Stanley faced with such courage, humor and grace every day.

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