Pastor Rob Nordin

Oscoda, Michigan
June 15, 1940 - November 26, 2019


Friday, December 6, 2019
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Service Location

Buresh Funeral Home ~ Tawas Chapel


Friday, December 6, 2019
11:00 AM

Obituary Notice

Robert Albert Nordin, age 79, of AuSable Township, Michigan passed away at his home on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. Rob was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 15, 1940 to Lorraine Wilbur and Bernice Opal (Slack) Nordin. By God's grace, Rob was an extremely gifted and talented man, sharing his unlimited abilities through writing, speaking, and adapting to all people. His passion for knowledge and excellence, provided Rob and his family a multitude of wonderful experiences and travels that have made lasting memories. Upon having deep conversation with Rob, it was quickly understood that the whole world was his native land! Aside from proving to be a successful writer, especially in sports, Rob had the distinct privilege of serving as the Director of several Chambers of Commerce. His deep faith in Christianity and calling from The Lord led Rob in the direction of serving both God and His people. Rob was proudly ordained as a Reverend in 1974 and had callings to serve in a variety of churches across the United States. As humble of a man as Rob was, his God given abilities and characteristics enabled him to be a dynamic Pastor, and he was able to bring love, comfort, joy, healing, faith, and understanding in to so many people's lives. Although Rob officially retired from his position as a Pastor in 2018, he continued to spread the word of God and minister to people until his unfortunate passing. Rob was an incredible athlete and a true community supporter. He enjoyed bicycling, weightlifting, birding, writing, reading, community theater, and studying the bible. Throughout his life, Rob was a 32nd Degree Mason, Scottish Rite, Shriners, York Right, Red Croix, Rotary, Lions, Kiwanis, Boys and Girls Club, and a Director of Make A Wish Foundation of Oklahoma. He also willingly served as a Reservist in the United States Navy. Without hesitation, Rob will be so deeply missed, cherished, remembered, and loved by everyone who had the honor to know and love him. Rob is survived by his beautiful wife, Kay Horberg Nordin, who was his absolute best friend and love of his life of 50 years! Rob and Kay married in 1969 in Chicago, Illinois; and Rob would cheerfully proclaim... "What a year that was!" Rob is also survived by his beloved children, Jonathan Nordin, Lisa Campbell, Cheryll Nordin, Rob (Kelly) Neeley, and Kirstin (Amy) Nordin; 2 brothers, Ron and Jim; 2 sisters, Donna and Ginny; 9 grandchildren, Caleb, Daniel, Aaron, Lauren, Taryn, Julian, Brian (Cynthia), Michaela, and Katelyn. Rob is preceded in death by his parents, Lorraine and Bernice Nordin. Per his wishes, cremation has taken place and his family will celebrate and honor his life through a memorial service on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Buresh Funeral Home in Tawas City with Tom King officiating. Rob's family will welcome friends at the funeral home for a time of visitation on Friday from 9:30 AM until the time of his service. An online guest registry is available to leave a message of love and hope at If you would like to honor the life of this man, please do so by being kind to one another and spread light and peace. 2nd Timothy 2:15 ~ "Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth."


Prayers are with entire family. So sorry for your loss.
— Vic and Bonnye Skornicka
Dear Kay and family, I am so sorry to hear of Rob's passing. I'm sending thoughts and prayers to all of you.
— Beth Borowski
You will be missed by our family. Bobby, Katy and Mary Peacock
— Mary Peacock
I am honored and blessed to have known Rob. He was truly a blessing to our family and will be greatly missed. I hope the Lord brings you much needed peace during this difficult time. Love you, Kay. <3
— Cathy Pittsley
Mrs. Kay- I am so very sorry to hear of Pastor Robs's passing. Please know I am holding you close in prayer today & in the days ahead.
Much love!
— Sarah Muma
This is such a sad time. We are so sorry for your loss and all the people that loved him. He was a wonderful man and will be missed more than words can say. We loved him, as we love you Kay. Your family is in our prayers.
— Jim and Susie Manning
— Wilma (LACY) Maynard
My deepest and sincere sympathy for the whole family.
Marilyn Brindley
— Marilyn Brindley
Kay, I will always remember Rob as a kind and gentle man. We had many good bird conversations!
I'm sure he's having many good conversations with our Lord now ;-)
— Peggy Ridgway
Kay I am so very sorry for your loss.....It was so good to see both of you 2 weeks ago. Pastor was a special man,,,R.I.P.
— Patti Whitford
Kay and family, we love you and know you will find peace in knowing that rob is with the lord and was very well loved here on earth and we are among them! We are here for you .love Marv ,Chris Thompson and family
— Christina Thompson
We were so saddened to hear this news. We will miss our friend. He was one of a kind, always fun and full of witt. We cherish our conversations and times with him and Kay. Our condolences and love to her and the families. We know he’s with the Lord. Rest in Peace, Rob.
— Richard and Bonnie Grebe
Rest In Peace beautiful friend. It was always a great feeling to look out at our bell concerts and see Pastor Rob and Kay. Our condolences to you Kay and your family.
— Steve and Joan Hutchinson
I was so shocked to hear of his passing. Words can't express the sadness that everyone whose life he touched with his gentleness and welcoming spirit. Gods love just radiated through him. May you find comfort in all the beautiful memories that you shared and how much he loved you.
— Jane Boomer Palmer
Kay, I feel honored to have known Rob and will remember his quiet humor, enjoyment of his time in TBPlayers,, and kindness to those around him. May you feel the Lord’s comfort during this difficult time of deep loss.
— Thelma VanBrenk
My friend, well and with love I remember you and your years in Marshall. I am sorry to read of Rob’s passing today. You have my profound sympathy and love in the days ahead. as you gently lay him to rest.
— Karen Gilbert
Pastor Rob was tireless in his service and abundant gifts, gracious in all relationships, and attentive and generous sharing joy and all good things with everyone. It was a privilege and a joy to know and work with him in our community. He will be missed. Well done, good and faithful servant. May he rest in peace and rise in glory, and may God be with his loved ones in this time of loss.
— The Rev. Rebecca Owsley
It was my pleasure and privilege to know Ron from our high school years in Palatine, IL as well as to share our thoughts and ideas at our reunions at Palatine in more recent times. Ron was a very special and caring person, and I particularly appreciated the comments and encouragement he shared with all of us at our reunions. I salute you Ron and treasure being a friend of yours.
— Jim Eldridge
He was a great friend in high school. His smile was ever present and contagious . Prayers to the family
— Carrol Lee Sand Moering

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