Daryl Nordness

JEFFERSON — Daryl L. Nordness, 45, of Jefferson, passed away on June 8, 2019, at his home.

He was born on April 12, 1974, in Fort Atkinson, to Dennis D. and Ann J. (Asmus) Nordness.

He married Leila Koeppel on July 29, 2006, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Lake Mills.

Daryl worked at Johnson Health Tech in Cottage Grove, and also part-time at the Jefferson Speedway. This year, he was excited to have his oldest son join him working at the Speedway.

One thing about Daryl is that you always could count on him to lend a helping hand. He always was willing to help anyone who asked — from changing brakes, moving furniture, repairing things, to just being a listening ear for his fellow members in recovery.

Daryl had his share of personal hurdles to overcome but at the time of his death he was rightfully proud of nearly three years of sobriety.

He loved his children more than words could explain, and he would have done anything for them.

Daryl enjoyed hunting, fishing, bonfires, 10-day camping vacations with his wife and kids, movie nights with the family, and, of course, just relaxing and spending time hanging out with his friends.

He lived and loved with everything that he had and always was making jokes and trying to put a smile on everyone’s face. He was dearly loved by many, and he will be missed by them all.

Daryl is survived by his wife, Leila; parents, Dennis and Ann Nordness of Fort Atkinson; sons, Christopher, 14, Johnathon, 9, Joshua, 8, and daughter, Sarah, 8. He also is survived by his sister, Glenda (Karen) Asmus of Janesville; and brothers, Dennis Nordness, Jr. of Fort Atkinson and Duane (Shelby) Nordness of Fort Atkinson; parents-in-law, Douglas and Susan Koeppel of Lake Mills; sisters-in-law, Laura (Nelson) Corado Koeppel and Lisa (Dennis) Ottosen, as well as nieces, Lindsay (Aaron), Latisha and Hailey; nephews, Nicholas, Nathan, Noah, Skyler, Ethan and Marcus; great-niece, Shailey; and great-nephew, Dean; and many, many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Doris Knight and Delores Porter; as well as special great-uncle, (Bud) Leland D. Rinden.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, June 14, at noon, at the Schneider-Michaelis Funeral Home in Jefferson with burial to follow at Union Cemetery in Fort Atkinson.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Contributions to the Nordness children will be accepted at Greenwoods State Bank in Lake Mills.

Visit www.schneidermichaelisfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence or light a candle in his memory.

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