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“What a special lady. You were blessed to have her for so long. Please know our prayers are with you. ”
1 of 2 | Posted by: Sherrie and Dean Dreyer - IA

“We are so sorry for your loss but know the strong faith she imparted to her children sustains you. ”
2 of 2 | Posted by: Don and Sara Gottschalk - IA


Elna Mae Nordstrom, 96, of Dayton, Iowa, passed away on Monday, September 19, 2016, at Grandview Health Care Center in Dayton.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 23, 2016, at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Dayton. Pastor Russ Crouthamel will officiate. Burial will follow in the Dayton Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Carson – Stapp Funeral Home in Dayton. For online obituaries and condolences visit: www.carsonstappfuneralhome.com

Elna Mae Charlotte Nordblom was born on November 10, 1919, in Harcourt, Iowa, to Edna Elizabeth and Edwin Emanuel Nordblom. She attended school in Dayton, Iowa, graduating in 1937. She married Glen Nordstrom February 2, 1944. They farmed southwest of Dayton for many years until Glen's ill health forced them into early retirement.

Throughout her life Elna Mae was actively involved in teaching Sunday School at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Dayton, ELCA, Women's Relief Corps, Senior Citizens, Dayton Country Club women's card group, a former member of Eastern Star and a member of the Care Review at the Dayton Care Center. She had a heart for service and made numerous baby quilts for the Women's Violence Center in Fort Dodge, Iowa, as well as scrapbooks for family, friends and nursing homes.

She was preceded in death by her husband Glen, daughter, Connie, and two brothers, Iver and Vernon.

Survivors include two daughters, Janet (Bill) Kahler of Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Becky (Doug) Lundberg of West Des Moines, Iowa; five grandchildren, Scott (Melissa) Kahler, Ben (Hollie) Kahler, Andy (Cara) Kahler, Phil Lundberg and Amanda Lundberg; eight great-grandchildren, Sam, Tatum and Malena Lundberg and Landon, Owen, Nora, Neville and Kattarina Kahler; and numerous relatives and friends.

Her faith and love for the Lord sustained her through life.

Memorials may be left for the family's discretion.