Mary Louise (Shirk) Dunn Nordberg

Born: Sun., Mar. 1, 1925
Died: Wed., May 2, 2018

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Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., May 12, 2018
Location: Guss Funeral Home, Inc.

Celebration of Life

12:00 PM Sat., May 12, 2018
Location: Clubhouse Restaurant

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     Mary Louise (Shirk) Dunn Nordberg, 93, of Mechanicsburg, passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at the Brookline Assisted Living Facility in Mifflintown.

     Born on March 1, 1925, in Mifflin, Louise was the daughter of the late William and Mary Olive (Leonard) Shirk.

     She is survived by her three children and their spouses, Marybeth and Richard Mauch of Aiken, SC, John Dunn, Jr. and Susan of Port Royal, and William "Bill" Dunn and Dottie of Cumming, GA,  stepson, Robert Nordberg of Largo, FL, and stepdaughter, Barbara Nordberg of Dubois, PA. She had 11 grandchildren, Bryan, Cassie, Dirk, Eric, Katie, Laurie, Leif, Lisa, John, Mike and Vicki, 16 great- grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

     She was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Elmer R. Nordberg, grandson, Richard Mauch III, and stepson, John Nordberg.

     Louise was the matriarch of the family, beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

     She was a proud member of the General Thomas Mifflin Chapter of the DAR.  She enjoyed traveling and was a member of the Friendship Force. She particularly enjoyed the many outings to Cape May and Driftwood with her family and friends. Antique collecting was one of her favorite pastimes and her house was filled with period furniture.

     A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the Guss Funeral Home ­­, 20 S. Third Street, Mifflintown with Pastor Stephanie Rupert officiating.  A celebration of her life will follow at the Clubhouse Restaurant, 23 Parkside Court, Mifflintown.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to the charity of your choice.

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Linda Dunn Billings
   Posted Wed May 09, 2018
I have many fond memories of Aunt Louise while growing up in Mifflintown. I spent a lot of time at her house. Bill, John and Marybeth you have my sincerest sympathy on the passing of your mother. I'm so glad I got to visit with her at my mother's memorial service. It had been a long time since I had seen her, and it was very nice of her and John to come and pay their respects. I'm sorry I won't get to be there since Colorado is too far away, but I will be thinking of you all on that day.