IRRIGON Carl Hildor Louis Nordquist died Friday, April 20, at The Fountains Foster Care Home in Irrigon at the age of 88.
He was born Sept. 21, 1918 at Pitt, Minn., to Charles Wilhelm and Hilda Christine (Anderson) Nordquist.
Carl was raised in Minnesota where he logged, farmed and worked for two years at the C.O.C. Camp, the Williams Conservation Corp. On Sept. 27, 1938 he married Ivah May Paxson at Baudette, Minn. They moved to Umatilla in 1950.
Carl was a carpenter and worked on McNary Dam along with many other dams and bridges throughout the Northwest. He was member of the Carpenter's Local #933 for more than 50 years and a member of the Hermiston Eagles Lodge #2909. Carl was baptized in the Lutheran Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing shuffleboard, the type played in taverns.
He is survived by sons, Rodney and wife, Bonnie Nordquist of Irrigon, Gene and wife Karla Nordquist of Irrigon, and Dale and wife, Debbie Nordquist of Hanna, Wyo.; daughter, Ellen Nordquist of Jamestown, N.D.; sister, Mildred Paxson of Battleground, Wash.; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Ivah Nordquist on Dec. 28, 2006; four children, Jerry, Nancy, Alfred, and Glen; and sister, Marie Louise Nordquist.
At his request, disposition was by cremation. Graveside inurnment of cremains will be on Saturday, April 28, at 2 p.m. at the Sunset Hills Cemetery in Umatilla.
Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in charge of the arrangements.