MCMINNVILLE — Erick Edwin Nordin, a member of St. James Parish here, died May 1. He was 86.

Mr. Nordin was born Feb. 5, 1928, in Tacoma, Wash., to Anselm and Astrid Nordin. He attended Rock Creek School near Sheridan and enlisted in the Army at 17 in 1945.  He married Pat Gass in 1951. He worked as a carpenter with Union Local 2275, where he served as secretary for several years, retiring in 1990.

He was preceded in death by son, Greg Nordin.  He is survived by his wife, Pat; children, Patti Rathman, Mike Nordin, Deb Nordin, Judy Puckett, Ken Nordin, Carolyn Graham; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters.

A Mass was celebrated at St. James Church. Memorial donations can be made to St. James School in McMinnville.