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Catherine A. Nordlund

February 14, 1953 - January 9, 2019

Catherine A. Nordlund Catherine A. Nordlund
    January 15, 2019 | 4:00 to 7:00 P.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home
    405 E. Main Street
    St. Charles, Illinois 60174
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Catherine Anne Nordlund, 65, passed away at her home on January 9, 2019.

Catherine, or Cathy to everyone who knew her, was born in Chicago on February 14, 1953, to Jeanette and Edward Prokop, and was the older of two siblings.

Catherine attended Northern Illinois University, where the met the love of her life, Robert Nordlund.  They were married in September 1976 and the couple had a daughter, Kristen, in 1985.

Catherine was a secretary and office manager for the early part of her career before following her passion and working as a special education teaching aide. She worked in West Chicago for a year before moving to District 303, and spent 21 years working at Haines Middle School.

She was an amazing and caring daughter, mother, sister, teacher, and friend who will be missed by all who knew her.  She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, and husband.  She is survived by her daughter Kristen and a loving family.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, January 15 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St., St. Charles. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Cathy’s honor maybe directed to the National Education Association Foundation.  For further information, please call the funeral home at (630) 584-0060.



Ellen Brosnahan from Sarasota, FL

"Kristen, I am so sorry to hear of the death of your mom Cathy. It was a privilege to work with her at Haines. She was a caring professional and a wonderful colleague. Kristen, you were certainly her pride and joy! Your mom was always delighted to fill me in on how you were doing. I know you will dearly miss her."

Jerelyn Kane from Rolling Meadows, IL

"Kristen, your mom was a wonderful wife, mother, aunt and friend. She will be so missed, and next to you, no more than by Paul and me. What a great lady she was."

Carrie Burrows from Glen Ellyn, IL

"Kristen, your mother was a white knight coming to my aid when she first came to Haines in the middle of a tough year. She had a special touch with our students and a was someone I could always count on in any situation. You are wonderful person and a credit to both your parents."

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