Charles Nord

June 13, 2023

Charles Daniel Nord, 94, of Fairmont, passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2023, at Lakeview Health Services. He was born on Feb. 16, 1929, in Slayton. He married Betty Rose Staples in 1950 where they worked on the family farm in Iona with his father, Alvin Nord, until 1961.

Chuck joined the Schwan’s Company in 1961. He was one of the initial employees and was given the now famous yellow truck and a cold storage depot. He moved to Truman and started selling Schwan’s ice cream. After building routes in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa for nearly 15 years, he became district sales manager over Truman and two offices in Iowa. After many sales awards and records achieved, he retired in 1989. Not one to sit around, he worked at the Truman Rest Home for over 10 years, mowing lawn and blowing snow.

Throughout their marriage, you would find Chuck and Betty Rose on many dance floors — waltzing the night away. They spent many winters in Arizona where he enjoyed golf. Chuck was best known for his very infectious laugh — recognizable to all who knew him. You knew when he was in the room.

Chuck is survived by sons, Steven (Brenda) of Tucson, Ariz., and Michael (Karen) of Edina. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Rose; mother and father; mother- and father-in-law; brother; and two sisters.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 20, at Zaharia Funeral Home in Truman with Pastor Jeff Adams officiating. A time for visitation will be held prior to the service, from 9–11 a.m. Burial will take place at a later date at Restlawn Memorial Gardens in Slayton.