CHANDLER, Ariz. — Bernice Nordstrom passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, in Chandler, Ariz., at the age of 90. She was born Oct. 24, 1922, to Anna and David Sipe in Putnam County, Ill.
Bernice had two older brothers, Lloyd and Walter, and grew up on a small farm and nursery with berries and fruit trees. She loved all fruit until the day she died.
Bernice met her future husband John through their families' business interactions and they were married in 1942. John worked in farming until entering the Army during World War II and Bernice worked in a factory for a time during the war. After his discharge from the Army, they returned to Princeton. Between 1945 and 1947, John and Bernice had three children, Ken (Jo), Karen Weedman (John) and Ray (Kris). Bernice had her hands full with three small children as John began his career in insurance, first in Princeton and then in Henry. John's career took the family to Bloomington where Bernice was a homemaker and gave birth to two more girls, Lori Nordstrom (Cindy) and Judy Myers (Scott).
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