obituary of David Nordblad (1953 – 2022) – Tumwater, Washington

obituary of David Carl Nordblad
David Karl Nordblad was born on August 26, 1953 in Renton, Washington, to Irvin Jane (Dag) and Sandra de Stumpf (Söderquist). David left us safely on June 14, 2022 in Olympia, Washington.
David was God and his life was safe and secure in him. In life-threatening situations, David made sure that God was with him. God was with him when he moved into a new life. Swallow death in victory. He is safe in the arms of Jesus.
“I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live even if they die.” – John 11:25
Now David rejoices with the Lord.
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David spent his early years growing up in Renton, Washington with his siblings Danny and Dale. and her sister Diane. He attended and graduated from Hazen High School in Renton. Later in his life, he also graduated from Driver Training and Solutions LLC in Spokane, Washington, with his Class A CDL commercial driver. He drove for transportation systems for five years.
After graduating from high school, he moved to Oklahoma to break horses. David loved the “saddle” and the ride. Leave this job to work as a carpenter. His first interview at that particular job was unforgettable. They asked him for his biography. He answered again, “My tool belt is my resume.” It was set immediately. He has become a great skilled carpenter! If he builds it, it is still standing. David was working for Graham Construction, where he met his good friend, Steve Vieu, the supervisor. David introduced his cousin Donna to Steve in 2003. It’s definitely an ongoing romance!
Between logging and carpentry jobs, David butchered a ranch, mowed horses, and rode them for Kenny Smith in Omak, Washington. This is when the fun started. Kenny introduced him to ride in the famous Suicide Race that was held during the Omak Stampede at the rodeo courts. David was an explorer on horseback. He loved to ride in the mountains, in the ocean, and often mentions racing down the suicide hill. Once, they announced him the winner over a loudspeaker, “Here’s David Nobald!” David sped towards the announcer and was torn apart by a new announcer!
David was also a voracious hunter. For many winters, he offered his friends and family venison. He can track game and unmatched deer skin. He looked forward to every hunting season. During the hunting season, his close friend and fishing companion, Kelly Davis, lived for three consecutive weeks. No shotgun hunting, only bow and arrow were used. They hung around the fishing hut playing the crib. Jerry Miller was another great friend and fishing partner, as were his lifelong friend, Glenn Hecht, and his wife, Janet. Oh, how I love his buddies, Dina, Tom, and Pink.
David’s hobbies and interests were horses, archery, lead reloading, carpentry, playing cribbage, walking on the beach, collecting shells, and discovering minerals.
Some of the loved ones were ice cream with Hershey’s syrup, chili dogs, biscuits and gravy, cinnamon toast, dried mini brownies, maple bars, and chocolate chip cookies. His favorite was the homemade apple pie.
David was very picky about some things. It had to be Irish Spring soap and Pantene 2-1, or else!
David is survived by his loving mother Sandra Stumpf of North Platte, Nebraska, whom he loved dearly. He was so happy that he was able to spend valuable time with her in May.
He also leaves behind his loving wife Elizabeth. They sympathized with each other, traveled from coast to coast, the windows were shut and the radio was blown out. Riding in the mountains, down the shore, and across meadows on horseback, they made fond memories.
David would love to be a father to Clayton, Starla, Andy, Betty, and Ellie. He loved and worshiped them. Family time was very special to him. Filling the days with joy, laughter and happiness is what he lovingly brought to them.
David felt blessed to be the “Grampa” of Lance and Peyton. He loved watching them grow up to the amazing youth they have become. He was very proud of them. David loved their father Jared for his son. They shared a special bond. He liked Gramma Trina very much.
David and his sisters loved Sherry (children Emily, Alec, Sam, Ruth, Elizabeth, Jed, Joe), Vivian (husband, David), Diane (husband, Mark), and his girlfriend and adopted sister Lauren.
He also left behind his brother-in-law, Mark Alexander, and other members of his family in Washington. David survived with several loving nieces and nephews in North Platte and Washington. Nathan, Shannon, Nikki, Dan. Rachel, Julian, Gayle, Katie, Caden, Camryn, Tassanai, Annalee, Gordon, Gray Yassia, and Elijah
David had a special relationship and deep love for his cousins, Mike and Diana, Nissa, Amy, Kevin, Michael, Steve and Donna, Jolene, Matt, Tony, Nikki and Ron, Shannon Burke, Steve and Jenny Coleman. David loved his visits with Aunt Cathy and Cousin Laura, Catherine, Faye, Jeff and Martin.
His nephew Jacob will miss David very much; Amanda’s wife and their beautiful children. He spent his last years on their farm helping to keep up with farm life. He loved the daily prayer times with them.
David made instant friends with many because of his fun-loving ways. He loved his childhood friends, Steve, Terry and Randy, Sandy, Dennis, John, Duane, Glenn and Janet, and Donald Plagg. He loved his buddies on the beach to the max! They were his happy tribe! A special hug to Mike, Ruby, Kim, Kelly, Doug, Laurie, Stacey and Krista.
David’s love for his wife, friends and family was deep and will be cherished forever. We will miss him very much. His heart, his smile, his laughter and his love. Until we meet again, rest in peace our dear David. You will live forever in our hearts.
Celebrating Life will be on Saturday, July 23, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Thurston County Posse Hall, 5949 Maytown Road SW, Olympia, WA 98556.
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Posted by Funeral Alternatives of Washington – Lacey on Jul 14, 2022.

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