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Carl (Sonny) Nordstrom

October 24, 2012
The Daily Mining Gazette

CHASSELL - Carl (Sonny) Nordstrom, 70, a resident of Chassell, passed away at home of an apparent heart attack early Monday morning, Oct. 22, 2012.

He was born June 5, 1942, in Detroit, a son of the late Paul and Laila (Heikkinen) Nordstrom. He spent most of his life residing between Elo and the Detroit area until his retirement, when he moved to make his home in Chassell.

Carl was active in the area. Recently, he was president of Post 6507 VFW Men's Auxiliary in Chassell, treasurer of the men's golf league for the Wyandotte Hills Golf Club and was a member of the Otter Lake Sportsman's Club.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Mary Lee Tormala Soumis Nordstrom of Chassell; his son, Mark (Tammy) Nordstrom of Macomb, Mich., and their children, Zachary and Jacob, his son, Steven Nordstrom of Sterling Heights, Kevin (Davina) Nordstrom of Macomb, Mich., and their children, Kollin, Kourtney and Kyle; his step-daughter Suzanne (Kevin) Keranen of Marion, Wis., and their children Venn, Zane and Shawna; his step-daughter, Amy Soumis of Sun City, Ariz., and her children, Fields and Willow; his brother, George (Ann) Nordstrom of Sterling Heights, Mich., and their children, Lexie, Patrick and Nathan; along with many good friends and extended family.

Funeral services for Carl will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Chassell with Rev. Ted Kohel to officiate. Burial will be in the Elo Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of services.

To view Carl's obituary or to send condolences to the family, please visit

The Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Chassell has been assisting the family with arrangements.



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