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The Reverend Norman H. Nuding

The Reverend Norman H. Nuding
  • April 22, 1924 - March 25, 2017
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • St. Mark's Lutheran Church
    P.O. Box 81
    Isle of Palms, SC 29451

Pause Days Gone By by Bruce H. Zimmerman (ASCAP)
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“What a sweet soul of a Godly man. As Norm closed his eyes - he heard our Heavenly Father say, "well done good and faithful servant - Welcome! ...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Janis Koby - Horseshoe Bay, TX

“I count myself among the blessed for having met Norm. My prayers go out to Barbara, Dave, and the rest of the Nuding family, and my heart aches with...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Ben Koby - Marble Falls, TX

“We the members of Ichigaya Lutheran Church in Tokyo want to express deepest thanks to the ministry that Nuding Sensei led and developed with lots of...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Naoki Asano - Tokyo

“Barbara, I was so sorry to hear of Norm's passing. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Judith Bayer- (Griffin) Ziegler

“Thanks for your service Soldier !!!Wayne WilliamsUnited States Marine Corps ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Wayne Williams - USMC - Longs, SC

“Oh my, I am so very sorry to hear of Norm's passing. What a sweet and wonderful Christian man. I have been blessed to know him and Barbara and my...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Angela Nicholas - Murrells Inlet, SC

“Deepest condolences to the family from friends in Georgetown ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Ralph & Agnes Edwards - SC


The Rev. Norman H. Nuding, 92, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, husband of Barbara Edmonds Nuding, died Saturday, March 25, 2017. His Funeral Service will be held Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in the Rodenberg Chapel (Franke at Seaside), 1885 Franke Drive. Interment will be at St. Peter's Lutheran Churchyard, Pawleys Island, Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Mount Pleasant Chapel.

Norman was born April 22, 1924, in Toledo, Ohio, son of the late Jacob Nuding and the late Marie Grifendorf Nuding. He was an Eagle Scout and served under General MacArthur as a cryptographic technician in the US Army during WWII in the Pacific Theater. Norman was a missionary to Japan from 1950-1967, where he founded Ichigaya Lutheran Church in Tokyo. He then served as the Director of Personnel for overseas missions of the Lutheran Church of America until his retirement. He next established Hidden Pines Farm in New Jersey, where he raised Christmas trees. Norman enjoyed designing Japanese gardens, and was an avid golfer with two lifetime holes in one. He was formerly a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Pawleys Island and currently a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church on the Isle of Palms.

In addition to his wife, Barbara, he is survived by four sons, Stephen C. Nuding, and his wife, Micki, of Charleston, SC, Timothy N. Nuding, of London, England, David A. Nuding, and his wife, Colette Koby, of Portland, OR, and Ned J. Nuding, and his wife, Brenda, of Kailua, HI; grandchildren, Jessica Schmalian, Amelia Brown, Elise Nuding, Emma Nuding, Liam Nuding, Natalie Nuding, Reece Nuding, and Eric Nuding; great-grandchildren, Gage Schmalian, and Canyon Brown; and his niece and nephew, Mary Ann Gould and Ronald Gould.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Helen Gould.

Memorials may be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 81, Isle of Palms 29451 or to Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Global Missions, P.O. Box 1809 Merrifield, VA 22116-8009.