Nick Udorvich

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Funeral services for Mr. Nick Udorvich, 89, of Spencer, will be held at 11 a.m., today, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007, at First Christian Church of Spencer. Rev. Cheri Gelner will officiate the service.

Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery of Spencer.

Military services will be conducted by Glen Pedersen Post No. 1 - American Legion of Spencer.

Nick passed away Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, at Spencer Hospital.

Nick Udorvich, the son of Paul and Anna (Lockmer) Udorvich, was born Aug. 13, 1918, in Madrid. His childhood years were spent in Madrid where he received his education, graduating from Madrid High School. Following high school he entered the military and served with the Army Air Force during WW II from 1941 until his honorable discharge in 1945. After his discharge from the military, Nick lived in Bridgeport, Conn., and was married for a short period of time and to this union was born a son, Michael.

After returning to Iowa, Nick married Bernice Westerman on Nov. 20, 1953, in Sioux City. After their marriage, they made their home in Sioux City where he held several sales jobs. They moved to Spencer, where Nick and Bernice purchased Lindsay Soft Water which they operated for 10 years. He later sold insurance and real estate for several years, and then worked as a sales rep for Preferred Advertising for 34 years until his retirement in 2004. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Spencer. He was a member of the VFW, Sioux City Abu Bekr Shrine and Spencer ATV Corps.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Bernice on May 23, 2007; his sisters: Anna and Mary Udorvich, Zora Janovick; and his brothers: Paul, Bill and Frank Udorvich.

Nick is survived by his two sons: Michael Mallin of Sylva, N.C. and David Udorvich and his wife, Kathy of Cedar Park, Texas; one daughter, Debra Hinkeldey and her husband, Craig of Spencer; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and three sisters: Katherine Peterson of Harcourt, Josephine Schaumberg of Des Moines, and Esther Basinger of Mason City.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.