Dr. Harold Axel Nord, 62, of Bloomington, was called home at 12:40 a.m. Friday (June 8, 2018) at OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, and is now in the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
His funeral will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Eastview Christian Church with the Revs. Bob Knapp and Mike Baker officiating. Interment will be at Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington. Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at Eastview Christian Church. Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington, is assisting the family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Haitian Christian Ministries or Eastview Christian Church.
To express condolences, please visit www.carmodyflynn.com.
He was born Sept. 23, 1955, in Bloomington, son of Dr. Stanley K. and Sudie M. Whittinghill Nord. He married his high school sweetheart, Debra McIntyre, on July 14, 1974.
Surviving are his beloved wife of 44 years, Debbie, of Bloomington; his three children, Melissa (Tom) Waterson, Bloomington; Matt (Mellisa) Nord, O'Fallon, Mo.; and Mike (Emily) Nord, Normal; his 11 grandchildren, Ernie Waterson, Ruthie Waterson, Bobby Waterson, Ollie Waterson, Carson Nord, Cannon Nord, Cooper Nord, Axel Nord, Rae Nord, Edna Nord and Isla Nord; his seven brothers, Dr. Ronald (Diane) Nord, Dr. Paul (Karen) Nord, Dr. Lawrence (Connie) Nord, Dr. Daniel Nord, John (Donna) Nord, David Nord and Douglas (Deborah) Nord, all of Bloomington; his one sister, Carolyn (Allen) Fox, St. Charles, Mo.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Dr. Nord was a 1973 graduate of Normal Community High School, Illinois State University and University of Illinois Medical School and was an OB-GYN in the Bloomington-Normal community for 31 years.
His greatest joys were spending time with his family, serving in his church, working the mission field in Northern Haiti for 23 years, and caring for his patients by "showing the love of Christ through healthcare" (his medical practice's mission statement). He will forever be remembered as a man of peace, whose gentle and kind spirit touched so many lives.
"Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him, we have also obtained access by faith into his grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. We rejoice in our sufferings because God's love has been poured into our hearts..." Romans 5: 1-5.