Bits n Pieces

Bits ‘n Pieces

News bits by and about our members

Viola M. Duncan, 95, of Kearney, died Friday, June 16, 2017 surrounded by family. Funeral services will be 10:30 am Friday, June 23, 2017 at Kearney Evangelical Free Church. Interment will be at Prairie Center Cemetery at Haven’s Chapel. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 pm Thursday at the O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorials are suggested to Haven’s Chapel United Methodist Church or to Aseracare Hospice. Condolences may be shared online at www.osrfh.com. O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Viola was born September 2, 1921 in Custer County, Nebraska to Charles P. and Pearl (Gray) Godown. She was a graduate of Litchfield High School. Following her graduation, Viola taught school at Fairview School District #110 in rural Buffalo County. On December 5, 1943, she was united in marriage to William Duncan at St. Michael. Viola was a homemaker for several years before working at Unimart. She earned the position as Head Baker and received many awards including the Master Baker Award through Nash Finch. She later became a foster grandmother with Rhyme and Reason. Viola also volunteered at her daughter’s home daycare.

She was a longtime member of Haven’s Chapel United Methodist Church where she had been active in United Methodist Women. Viola was also active in Senior Citizen Band, Rebekah’s Lodge, VFW Auxiliary, Christian Women Club and Extension Clubs. She enjoyed playing cards with many friends, singing, watching games shows, baking pies and jelly and doing crossword puzzles. Most of all she cherished the time spent with her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughter Jolene Schroer and husband Rodney of Kearney; sons Ronald Duncan and wife Jan of Cairo and Donald Duncan and wife Sandy of Alda; grandchildren, Shawn (Megan) Duncan, Lisa (Dustin) Butler, Chris Duncan, Rob Duncan, Cindy Schroer, Vic Schroer and Crystal Schroer; 9 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and several nieces and nephews.

Viola was preceded in death by her parents; husband Bill Duncan; son Terry Duncan; brothers Jim and Merle Godown; sisters Blanche Schmidt and Laura Ahrens.

With sadness we wish to inform our members that Vance Long’s sister Cindy recently passed away on April 04, 2017. Our Condolences go out to Vance and Skeeter for their loss. You may send condolences to Vance and Skeeter at

Vance and Skeeter Long

18639 E Via de Palmas

Queen Creek, Az. 85242-4042

Sad News for the family of Earl Zimmer

Zimmer — It was just reported (12/30/2016) that we lost Earl Zimmer this morning. Please watch the Memorials section for updates.

Sad News.

An update on long time NNC & CNA member Mike Pater of Grand Rapids Michigan passed away on September 29, 2016. He died from injuries sustained in an auto accident on 9-13-2016. He was on his way to a car event in his 1957 Nomad he had owned since 1967. Sympathy cards and condolences should be mailed to his family at 1483  Ferndale Ave. SW             Grand Rapids MI 49544.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Holy Spirt Church on Tuesday 10-4-2016 at 11:00 AM.  Please keep his wife Dorothy, son Matthew (Jessica)   and new grandson Owen in your thoughts and prayers.                             Thanks to John Chambers for the update

I got word last week from John Chambers, a  Long time NNC & CNA member Mike Pater of Grand Rapids Michigan was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident on September 13, 2016.  He was driving his 1957 Nomad that he has owned since 1967. At this time Mike is on life support. Please keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers. 9/27/2016

News bits by and about our members
Received the following from Ed & Mary Robertson

We were looking forward to the Nomad Nationals. Since 1973, we have been able to attend each year and it was always been a highlight of our summer plans. Plans can suddenly change drastically.
We will have to miss the convention next month. Our son, Eddie, who took over the family business when we retired 10 years ago is having some serious health issues. He is back in the hospital after a 9 day stay earlier for foot surgery. Apparently his diabetes is causing complications with the healing process. The doctors told us today that he will have a long recovery period so we are back on the road working. No time for fun and games. Family before pleasure.
Y’all have fun – we will miss being there for sure. Keep us in your thoughts and prayers.
Ed & Mary

Bits ‘n Pieces

News bits by and about our members
With sadness we wish to inform our members that Vance Long’s sister Cindy recently passed away on April 04, 2017. Our Condolences go out to Vance and Skeeter for their loss. You may send condolences to Vance and Skeeter at

Vance and Skeeter Long

18639 E Via de Palmas

Queen Creek, Az. 85242-4042

Sad News for the family of Earl Zimmer

Zimmer — It was just reported (12/30/2016) that we lost Earl Zimmer this morning. Please watch the Memorials section for updates.

Sad News.

An update on long time NNC & CNA member Mike Pater of Grand Rapids Michigan passed away on September 29, 2016. He died from injuries sustained in an auto accident on 9-13-2016. He was on his way to a car event in his 1957 Nomad he had owned since 1967. Sympathy cards and condolences should be mailed to his family at 1483  Ferndale Ave. SW             Grand Rapids MI 49544.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Holy Spirt Church on Tuesday 10-4-2016 at 11:00 AM.  Please keep his wife Dorothy, son Matthew (Jessica)   and new grandson Owen in your thoughts and prayers.                             Thanks to John Chambers for the update

I got word last week from John Chambers, a  Long time NNC & CNA member Mike Pater of Grand Rapids Michigan was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident on September 13, 2016.  He was driving his 1957 Nomad that he has owned since 1967. At this time Mike is on life support. Please keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers. 9/27/2016

News bits by and about our members
Received the following from Ed & Mary Robertson

We were looking forward to the Nomad Nationals. Since 1973, we have been able to attend each year and it was always been a highlight of our summer plans. Plans can suddenly change drastically.
We will have to miss the convention next month. Our son, Eddie, who took over the family business when we retired 10 years ago is having some serious health issues. He is back in the hospital after a 9 day stay earlier for foot surgery. Apparently his diabetes is causing complications with the healing process. The doctors told us today that he will have a long recovery period so we are back on the road working. No time for fun and games. Family before pleasure.
Y’all have fun – we will miss being there for sure. Keep us in your thoughts and prayers.
Ed & Mary

5/8/15

We are sad to report that Jim Eicher, son-in-law of Pat and Larry Bonner, passed away Monday May 4 following a long battle with cancer. Our prayers and condolences go out to their family in this time of their great loss.

2/23/15

We’ve just received word of the passing last Friday of Linda Johnstad, wife of Johnny Johnstad CNA #147. She had battled cancer for several years. Condolences to
John Johnstad
27109 Honby Ave
Canyon Country, CA 91351
661.252.1472
liljohnandlinda@aol.com

2/19/2015

We can use seven more photos of individual Nomads. Please spread the word. These photos will be used at convention on items for door prizes for Monday evening icebreaker before our entertainment if all goes well. Jim & Alanna Crouch

Just received a call from club member John Preiss that his wife Maggie passed away January 18th. She was diagnosed the week before our last convention. Long time member. If you can pass this on I would appreciate it. from Dennis Roth
John Preiss
1 Oak Park Dr.
St. Peters, MO 63376-2904

December 24, 2014

Bob Anderson, long time member of the CNA, was hospitalized today with a serious infection. He is Bryan West Hospital, Lincoln NE. It will be several days before he will be up for any type of visitation, but please keep him in your prayers.

December 16, 2014

Congratulations to our president and hubby Jerry.
Christmas came early for Gina and Jerry

Violet trivia
she arrived at 6:17 this morning
she weighs 5 lb 13 ounces
she’s 18 inches long
she came at 35 weeks 4 days as what is called a late stage preemie
she is very healthy.
Here she comes home from hospital in Grandpa Fred’s 1955 Nomad.

July 10, 2014

A note from Sweden

Dear CNA members
Thanks so much for all your support with cards, letters and emails during my illness.
My treatment works very good. I am feeling much better now.
Hope to see you soon, maybe Las Vegas.
A big hug to all of you.

Irene Asplund – Sweden

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6/29/2014

I wanted to send you a quick note about Dick Stokes latest acheivement with his recently finished ’56. .He brought the Nomad to the NSRA Rocky Mountain Street Rod Nationals in Pueblo as a shakedown run before the Convention. His stunning Nomad was selected as one of the NSRA top picks of the entire show of close to 2000 cars. I know he is extremely modest and downplays his work, but he’s earned a little recognition. You’ll see at the convention the Nomad is stunning and chock full of details it might take all week to find. Can you post this to the Bits-n-Pieces section?
Rob Zulian

June 1, 2014

On Thursday May 29th, Vi Carter lost her battle with cancer. Our thoughts, prayers and condolences are extended to Howard. Services will be at 11AM, June 2, 2014 at the Boyer Funeral Home, Waverly Ohio. Vi had turned 77 years old on May26th. Condolences and remembrances to
Howard Carter
1780 Gleneagles Dr
Lexington KY 40505-2607

May 29, 2014

Tom Roberts, CNA director, lost his mother this past Saturday May 24, 2014. She was 91 years old. Services will be Saturday May 31, 2014. Please remember Tom and his family in your prayers. Tom’s daughter Shelby is also on the CNA Board of directors, Condolences may be sent to
Tom Roberts Family
10405 Miller Road
Johnstown Ohio 43031-9359

May 20,2014

Word from Howard Carter that wife Vi is ill and in the hospital. Let’s remember her with our thoughts and prayers. Cards may be sent to Vi Carter, 1780 Gleneagles Dr. Lexington KY 40505-2607

April 30, 2014

I would like to thank my CNA friends for their concern and support the past six months of my recovery from the stroke. All the cards, calls, and prayers have been very much appreciated. Thank you all Leta Blewett

CNA – Thank you for the beautiful flowers that were sent for Bruce’s service. Also for the cards & prayers you sent before and after Bruce’s passing. I’m sure he’s driving his Nomad in heaven. Sincerely, Marilyn, Grant, and Greg Cline.

March 25, 2014

Bruce Cline passed away March 25 after a long battle with cancer. Keep Marilyn and her family in your thoughts and prayers.
Services Saturday March 29 at 2:00 PM at Western Hills Christian Church in Lawton Okla.
Send cards to
Marilyn Cline, 12510 N Morgan Rd, Yukon, OK 73099

March 20, 2014

On March 11, 2014, Terry “Doc” Fabre lost his wife Kathy after a heroic 5-year battle with cancer. Terry and Kathy have had their ’57 Nomad since the 70’s, and have been CNA members for many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.

December 20, 2013

Wyoming membership has shrunk by one. On November 23,2013 Mr. Bob Forbes of Jackson,WY. passed away. I told his sister I would pass along the info so there won’t be any more mail sent to his address. Wyoming now has a membership of 5. Bob was 78 years old. He had a 1956 Nomad which will probably be for sale in the spring of ’14. Thank you for taking care of this matter.

Jeff Miller Evanston,Wy.

November 12, 2013

Goran Asplund from Sweden called to let us know that his wife Irene has Ovarian cancer.

They have already removed a large tumor, but will be starting chemo treatments on November 20, in case they didn’t get everything with the surgery. Her treatments will last until mid February.

They are feeling very positive about this, and are looking forward to seeing everyone next summer in Chatanooga. You may recall meeting them at one of several conventions in the recent past.
Keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Cards can be sent to
Irene Asplund
Grannavagen 4
S-59932
Odeshog,Sweden.

December 20, 2013

Wyoming membership has shrunk by one. On November 23,2013 Mr. Bob Forbes of Jackson,WY. passed away. I told his sister I would pass along the info so there won’t be any more mail sent to his address. Wyoming now has a membership of 5. Bob was 78 years old. He had a 1956 Nomad which will probably be for sale in the spring of ’14. Thank you for taking care of this matter.

Jeff Miller Evanston,Wy.

November 7, 2013

Just received word from Bill Blewett CNA #66

On October 10th Leta suffered a stroke. After about three weeks in the hospital, she is now home and is doing a little better each day with therapy.
Cards or letters to
210 Woodrig Road
Bloomington IL 61704

October 30, 2013

Just received word that Marilyn Cline has been diagnosed with a rare kidney disease. Please keep her and Bruce in your thoughts and prayers. Cards to Marilyn Cline, 12510 N Morgan Rd, Yukon Ok 73099

October 29, 2013

Pete Ciadella, Scottsdale AZ, passed away on October 25th following a courageous battle with cancer. He was 67 years old and the owner of Ciadella Interiors, a supplier of classic Chevy interiors. Longtime CNA members will remember his involvement with Nomads beginning back in the days of the now defunct NNC.

October 20, 2013

We extend our condolences to Howard and Vi Carter, members of our CNA family, who recently lost their son George.
George lost his life at age 46 due to complications from diabetes. He had attended several CNA conventions, the most recent being St Louis.

Howard & Vi Carter
1780 Gleneagles Dr
Lexington KY 40505-2607

August 13,2013

happy anniversary

it’s anniversary time for
Larry & Lorraine Freking
11800 28th Ave N
Plymouth MN 55441
celebrating 50 years together
August 17, 2013

June 27, 2013

YORKTOWN IN – CNA member #3914, William N. “Bill” Parker, 70, of Yorktown, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at I.U. Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.

His Nomad is the feature Nomad in the June Nomad Post

Online condolences and video tribute available at http://www.gardenviewandgardensofmemory.com

June 13, 2013

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Welcome to
Rosalind Marie Darcy
Born at 4:56 AM on June 12, 2013
Weighed in at 7lbs 10oz and 20″ long
Grandpa is doing fine

June 5, 2013

I have just been made aware of the passing of Milton Notre this past March. He was the father of Frederick Notre CNA #739. Condolences can be sent to
Frederick Notre and Irma Notre
74 Francisco Avenue
Rutherford NJ 07070

Update

Feb 6, 2013

To my Nomad friends–
Thank you for all your prayers, phone calls, and cards during my recent health problems. I am OK now and WILL see you in Itasca 2013.
THANKS
Rodney Brockman

November 27, 2012

I received the following information just a few minutes ago.
Our buddy, Rodney Brockman suffered a stroke yesterday. He is reported to be doing well, but I am sure he and Dale Ann could sure use some words of encouragement, along with our thoughts and prayers.
Cards and letters should be mailed to
24862 S Ridge Rd
Elwood IL 60421-9414

June 5, 2012

The Reineccius family has requested we pass along the following information regarding a Memorial Service for the loss of our friend and CNA member, Michael Reineccius.

Michael Reineccius Memorial
Saturday June 23, 2012
Arizona Community Church
9325 South Rural Rd (Rural and Knox)
Tempe AZ
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Everyone possible is encouraged to drive your Classic/Cruiser Vehicle.

May 18, 2012

I just received word of the passing of Mike Reineccius, CNA#2143. As more information becomes available, it will be posted

January 3, 2012

Finding only a short comment on the web page about Jim I thought I should write.
Jim had a battle with kidney disease for the last 2 years. He was stage 5 renal failure.
He had just finished two weeks of testing at MAYO Hospital to get on the transplant list.
He received confirmation that he was on the list the last week of November. He was very encouraged by this news.
On Dec 4th I found him – not himself – in bed and called 911. He was in ICU for 5 days.
A severe heart attack and major stroke took him from us. He was never concious to talk to us or say goodbye.
He left me with a broken heart. The boys and I were not finished with The Man yet. We love him so.
My deepest thanks to all the Nomad friends who sent cards and those who came to the small service we had on Dec 17th.
The love and support from our Nomad Family has been overwhelming.
Thank you !!
Sheilah

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