Gilbert “Gib” Vernon Nordstrom, 87, Bismarck, passed away May 14, 2022. A celebration of life will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 20 at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Pkwy, Bismarck.
Gilbert was born on July 9, 1934 in Baldwin to John and Nellie (Peterson) Nordstrom. He grew up in Bismarck and attended Bismarck High School, graduating in May 1952. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served from 1952 until 1955. During his time in the military, he was stationed at Ft. Hood, Texas, and Germany.
On November 17, 1955, Gib married Evelyn Wagner in South Heart, North Dakota. Together, they raised two children, Patti and Dan.
Gib was employed with the Burlington Northern Railroad for 50 years prior to his retirement in June 1996.
In his spare time, Gib enjoyed reading, fishing and camping. He also enjoyed his time as a HAM radio operator.
Gib is survived by his wife, Evelyn; children, Patti (Neal) and Dan (Jana); grandchildren, Andrew, Connor (Kylee), Joshua, Megan and Kat; and two great-grandchildren, Evie and Vivian.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Nellie; and his eight siblings.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library.