Joan E. Nordenstrom, age 86, of Cambridge died unexpectedly on September 8, 2018 at her home. The Memorial Service will be held 11:00 A.M. on Friday, September 14th at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 1450 – 237th Avenue NE, East Bethel with visitation 1 hour before the service at the church. Visitation also on Thursday from 5 – 8 P.M. at Strike Life Tributes in CAMBRIDGE. Memorials to Samaritan’s Purse preferred in lieu of flowers.
Joan Elisabeth Carlberg was born to Andrew and Agnes Carlberg on February 23, 1932, in Stanchfield Township, Isanti County, MN. Joan was confirmed at Calvary Lutheran Church in Rush Point, MN and graduated from Rush City High School in 1949 giving the commencement speech as the valedictorian of her graduation class. Joan put herself through both Augsburg College and Gustavus Adolphus College obtaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English.
Joan married Conrad Nordenstrom, Jr. on June 8, 1957. They moved from Minneapolis to their farm in Isanti in 1958. Joan worked at North Branch High School for 32 years in the English Department in addition to earning her Master’s Degree in Education from St. Thomas University.
Joan is survived by sons John (Monica), Paul (Kim), Dale (Diane); brother Curtis Carlberg; sister Cathie (John) Noreen; grandchildren Jared, Dana, Logan, Drake, Greta (Alex), and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Andrew and Agnes Carlberg; husband Conrad Nordenstrom; son Mike Nordenstrom; brother Adar Carlberg; sisters-in-law Lorraine Carlberg and Muriel Carlberg.