Nordean L. Richards (nee Thorsen), of Waukesha, passed away at her home on November 22, 2021. She was born in Milwaukee, WI on September 12, 1937, the daughter of Hans and Geneva Thorsen. In 1955, Nordean graduated from Waukesha High School and worked at the Red Cross until her retirement. Nordean had an artist’s soul. She enjoyed arts and crafts and was an elaborate decorator. During the Christmas season, a Christmas tree stood in every room of her home.
Nordean will be deeply missed by her nieces and nephews, Todd, Tammy (James), Tina, Troy, Tanja, Annette, Keith, Rick (Brenda), and Kevin (Barb); 20 great nieces and nephews; all of her great, great nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Joann Thorsen and Audry McCue; and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, David in 2013; brothers, Thor Thorsen and Kay McCue; and nephew, Randy.
The visitation for Nordean will be held on December 7, 2021 at 10:00am until the 12:00pm Noon funeral services at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N Moreland Blvd. Waukesha, WI 53188. Entombment will immediately follow at Prairie Home Cemetery in Waukesha. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County (HAWS), 701 Northview Rd Waukesha, WI 5318.