Howard G. Nellermoe, born Aug. 22, 1938, peacefully passed away April 14, 2009, at Kaiser-Sunnyside Hospital surrounded by his family.
He was born to John and Mabel Nellermoe in Hickson, N.D. He graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., as a school teacher.
In 1961 he married JoAn Fuglestad and they moved to Hood River, Ore., where he taught and coached for 24 years before retiring in 1985. It was at that time that he moved his family to Gladstone, Ore., where they have resided ever since.
He volunteered for the Clackamas County Retired and Senior Programs. Howard loved to play cards, particularly bridge, with the Gladstone Senior Center. He also loved all sports and if he wasn’t playing or watching it on TV, he was volunteering and watching the youth of Gladstone High School. There he volunteered as scorekeeper for the girls basketball and boys baseball teams.
Howard and JoAn are members of the Sons of Norway. They enjoyed traveling together; including an extended trip to Norway in 2000.
He is preceded in death by both his parents, John and Mabel Nellermoe, and his brothers: Ken, Richard and Allen.
He is survived by his wife, JoAn, of Gladstone; his daughters, Cherie Flory and her husband, Perry, of Parkdale, Ore., Terrie Bradley and her husband, Steve, of Milwaukie, Ore., and Rachael Mahaffie and her husband, Bill, of Eugene, Ore.; sons Michael Nellermoe and his wife, Crystal, of Milwauke, Ore., and David Nellermoe, of Gladstone, Ore.; brothers Donald, Roy and John Nellermoe; and sister, Betty Hase, of Hood River. He also had nine grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held April 20 at St. Stephens Lutheran Church in Gladstone.
The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation or to the Sons of Norway.
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