Marcus "Mark" Noordmans, age 89, of Priam, died Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at Bethesda Heritage Center in Willmar. Funeral services for Mark will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 22 at Raymond Christian Reformed Church with burial in Fairview Cemetery in Raymond with Military Honors by American Legion Post #167 of Willmar. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. on Friday, May 21 at Raymond Christian Reformed Church and continue on Saturday one hour prior to the service.
Mark was born March 26, 1921, near Hancock, the son of Dewey and Jesse (Hoekstra) Noordmans. He grew up on the family farm where he helped his parents farm before serving in the US Navy from 1941-1946 during WWII. After his discharge in 1946, he returned to Hancock and was united in marriage to Wilhelmina VanEps. Following their marriage, the couple farmed near Cyrus and Mark worked as a custodian at the U of Minnesota, Morris, until 1969, when they moved to Priam. Mark worked as a custodian at Willmar High School and later at Willmar Vo-Tech, prior to his retirement in the mid 1980s. Following his retirement, Mark worked part-time as a custodian for his church, Raymond Christian Reformed Church.
On April 18, 1987, Mark was united in marriage to Ella Mae Carlson-Wiegmann at the Raymond Christian Reformed Church. They continued to live in Priam.
Surviving is his wife, Ella Mae of Priam; children, Duane (and Alvina) Noordmans of Kandiyohi, Teri (and Marv) Asche of Raymond, Marcy (and Bruce) Swanson of Willmar; daughter-in-law, Becky (and Ken) Price of New London, WI; 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; step-children, Karen (and Jon) Swanson of Pennock, Sandra (and Wayne) Anderson of Apple Valley, Wendy (and John) Venzke of Moose Lake, Dale (and Mary) Wiegmann of Willmar, Debra (and Dale) Heide of Faribault, James (and Linda) Wiegmann of Raymond, Pamela (and Mark) Peterson of Kandiyohi, Daniel (and Sue) Wiegmann of Sunburg, Maxine (and Lyle) Stueven of Cokato, and Janice Gilsrud of St. Cloud; 25 step-grandchildren and 13 step-great grandchildren. Also surviving are his siblings, Sid Noordmans of Hancock, Ann (and Richard) Meyer of Holland, MI, Audrey (and Kenneth) Evink of Hancock, Ida (and Jerry) Gunnick of Littleton, CO, Tony (and Joyce) Noordmans of Conner, WA, Doris Tensen of Brooten, and Greta (and John) Vander Pol of Albuquerque, NM; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Harlan and son, Jeffrey