Wallace had one brother Victor and 3 sisters: Beatrice, Gladys and Esther. Wallace married Ulah lone Bollman 13 Jun 1931 in Decorah. Ulah was born 9 Feb 1909 in Grand Forks, ND to Willard E. and Elizabeth (Spahr) Bollman. She had two brothers and 7 sisters: Cyril, Ellrey (died at age 17), Velma, Iva, Vivian, Ruth, Delyla, Winnifred and Inez. Ulah was a school teacher at the time of her marriage. Wallace was an active member of Farm Bureau, on the board of the Ace Telephone Co. and a member of the United Methodist Church in Decorah,

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Ulah and Wallace Nordheim

Wallace and Ulah had 8 children, all born in Decorah: Shirley, Phyllis, Ellen, Evelyn, Ruth, Kenneth, Robert and Ardith. Shirley Ann (b. 29 Apr 1932) married Merton Donald Fairchild 4 Jun 1951 at the Methodist Church in Decorah. Shirley and Mert had 6 children: Gary Donald, MyrnaAnn, Janet Elaine, Douglas Allen, Marilyn Jean and Marsha Kaye. Shirley passed away 17 Nov 1975 after open heart surgery in Rochester, MN. She is buried at the Prosper Cemetery, Prosper, MN. Phyllis Irene married James Alfred Nesteby 30 May 1957 at the United Methodist Church, Decorah. They have 2 daughters: Julie Ann and Beth Renae. Ellen Lucille and Evelyn May, identical twins. Ellen and Evelyn were married in a double wedding ceremony at the Methodist Church in Decorah 28 Aug 1955. Ellen married Llwellyn “Bud" Aasum and Evelyn married Mervin Ardell Vatland. Ellen and Bud have 4 children: Bonnie Lou, Michael Dean, Laurie Ann and Corey Todd. Evelyn and Mervin have 3 sons: Larry Ardell, David Brian and Danny James. Ruth Elizabeth married Gerald Francis Stortz 3 Sep 1960 at St. Benedict's Church in Decorah. Ruth and Jerry have 5 children: Kathryn Ann, Debra Sue, Randall James, Susan Marie and Heidi Sue. Kenneth Edwin married Gloria Jean Kurtz 2 Mar 1968 at the Methodist Church in Decorah. Ken and Gloria have 2 sons: Carey Alan and Aaron Lynn. Ken operates the family farm along with his son Carey. Robert Willard married Doris Marie Doran 24 May 1969 in Canton, MN. They have 3 children: Brenda Marie, Jody Lynn and Brian Robert. Ardith Elaine married Dean Paul Nierling in Decorah at St.Benedict’s Church 28 Nov 1969. They have 2 children: Wendy Ann and Matthew Dean.

All except the youngest children attended Pleasant #8 school, also known as the Sattre school. Several of the teachers stayed in our home during the week as it was too far for them to drive home each night. After the school closed the youngest children rode the school bus into Decorah to attend school.

Wallace died 18 Jan 1971. He is buried at Phelps Cemetery, Decorah. Wallace and Ulah were very faithful members of United Methodist Church. It was very seldom that Wallace did not get the family to church, driving 14 miles to Decorah in all kinds of weather. Ulah continued to attend church and lived at Heritage Haven Apartments in Decorah. Wallace and Ulah were very patient, hard-working people and respected by everyone who knew them

Ulah passed away suddenly of heart failure 8 Dec 1995 at her apartment at Heritage Haven in Decorah. She was also buried at Phelps Cemetery. They are survived by 5 daughters, 2 sons, 27 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

Nordschow, Carleton and Barbara (Orwoll)

(Barbara Nordschow)

Barbara Ann Orwoll was born to Osvald C. Orwoll (Decorah’s famous baseball player) and Edna O. Holm. Her father was born 17 Nov 1900 and died 8 May 1967. Her mother was born 4 Apr 1904 and died 2 Jul 1981. Barbara’s brother O. Dean. Barbara attended Decorah Public school and graduated from Luther College with a B.A. degree in 1949.

Barbara married Carleton Deane Nordschow 2 Sep 1950. Carleton received his A.B. degree from Luther in 1949, his M.D. from University of Iowa in 1953 and his Ph.D. from there in 1964. He was a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pathology, Indiana University School of Medicine 1969-1992.

Barbara and Carleton have 3 children: David Dean, Eric Lee and Brian Thomas. David married Judith Kay Brick. Their children are: Nichole Lee and Jenna Lynn. Eric married Janis Elaine Taylor. They have 2 sons: Scott Eric and Cory Alan. Brian married Kelly Lynn Christensen . They have 2 children: Makenzie Ann and Brandon James.

Barbara and Carleton currently live in Decorah, IA.

Nordvik, Hans and Anne (Tveit)

(Jim Skurdall and Dr. L. Marilyn Stinson)

Hans Hansson Nordvik was born on 6 Apr 1824 in Samnanger, Norway near Bergen, the second of twelve children of Hans Knutsson and Barbra Knutsdtr Langeland. (Refer to Hans Knutsson Langeland story.) On 30 Jun 1856, he married Anne Olsdtr Tveit. She was born on 31 May 1835 on the Tveit farm in Fusa Township, Hordaland, the fourth of five children of Ole Johannesson


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