LAURIUM - Jean Florence Nordstrom passed away Friday evening in a Butte, Mont., hospital. She was born in Laurium on Nov. 6, 1930, to Emil and Florence (Johnston) Othote. She attended schools in that area and graduated from Calumet High School. She and Robert W. Nordstrom were married in Angola, Ind. on June 25, 1949 and they settled in Butte, Mont. in 1951. Robert passed away on March 24, 1996.
Jean is also preceded in death by her parents; and a great-granddaughter, Sara Perry.
Jean worked in several laundries around Butte, including the laundry at Silver Bow General Hospital and at the Ramada Inn.
She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Lough of Butte, Mont.; son-in-law, Tom Lough of Butte, Mont.; grandchildren, Kristin and Adrian Monaghan; and their children, Justin and Shaylynn and Ken Lough; and his son, Brady. Also surviving are her sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Joanne Wetzel and Carol and Reese Pietrowski; nephew, Todd Pietrowski; and numerous dear friends including her lifelong friend, Shirley Paquette of St. Clair Shores, Mich.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be conducted Thursday morning at 11 a.m. in Wayrynen-Richards Funeral Home in Butte, Mont. with Deacon Doug Cameron officiating.