Laurel Nordheim

Laurel Jean Nordheim, age 66, of Decorah passed away Friday, May 10, 2024, at Linn Haven Rehab and Healthcare in New Hampton. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 14 at Helms Funeral Home in Decorah. Burial will be at a later date in the Big Canoe Cemetery. The Helms Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Laurel Jean Nordheim was born in Decorah. She graduated from Waukon High School in 1975.

She moved around after high school, making her home for a time in Wisconsin, Mississippi, Colorado, and Alaska. She returned to Decorah after her 40-year trek through life.

She was employed in the telecommunications industry for many years and worked at The Depot in Decorah for several years.  During her three years in Alaska, she worked on a large soil remediation project.

Laurel was a party girl her entire life. She was her Daddy’s girl and had artistic talent.  Laurel rode motorcycles as a young woman and took longer bike trips with her companions later in life.  She never married. Quotations were sort of a hobby.  She collected meaningful quotes and wrote some of her own.

Survivors include her mother, Eileen, of Decorah; her brothers, Randy (Patty) of Waukon and Mike of Decorah; her uncle, Kermit (Marilyn), and cousin, Steve Nordheim of Decorah; her cousins, Jan Armstrong, Susan Peterson and Tracy Croatt; her nieces and nephews, Amanda (Jay) McGeough of Waukon, Aaron of Monona, Amy (James) Johnson of Cedar Falls, Nicholas (Emily) of Williamsburg, and Shelby (Chris) Kamm of Dubuque.

She was preceded in death by her infant brother, Neil; her father, Curt; her aunt, Mickey Wheatman and Mickey’s husbands, Lowell Isenberger and Roger Wheatman; her brother, Jim, and his wife, Julie; and her aunt and uncle, Mildred and Richard Dinger.

The family is thankful for the wonderful care provided by Linn Haven Rehab in New Hampton and St. Croix Hospice, Charles City.