Misty Dawn Nordling, 41, died January 21, 2023, peacefully at her home. She was born January 24, 1981, in Liberal, KS, to David and Mary (Proulx) Nordling.
Misty was homeschooled and graduated in 2000. She lived a big and adventurous life. Misty loved movies and music, dancing and cats. She competed in equestrian events in the Special Olympics. Misty and her family often took road trips where she was able to pet and feed lions, tigers, bears, kangaroos and camels. She hated that the cats always stole her shoes. Misty even had a big cat named after her. Her love for traveling took them by plane to Austria, Germany and Hawaii, where she learned to hula. Misty cruised to the Bahamas and explored Disney World, and was kissed by Spiderman at Universal Studios.
Misty is survived by: her parents, David and Mary Nordling, Hutchinson; brother, Jeremiah (Alyssa) Nordling, Overland Park, KS; sister, Christina Nordling and her three children, Fort Collins, CO; grandfather, Chester Nordling, Rogers, AR; aunt, Catherine Phillips, Fritch, TX; cousin, who she considered a sister, Jennifer Bradley and her son, Killian; cousin, who Misty thought hung the moon, Issac Myers, Enid, OK; and numerous cousins.
She was preceded in death by: her grandparents, Laverne Nordling, Liberal, Alice Proulx, Fritch, TX, and E.J. Proulx, Dalhart, TX; aunts, Trudy Forte, Liberal, Colleen Myers, Enid, OK, and Gail Bradley, Woodward, OK; uncle, Jeffrey Nordling, Hutchinson; and several cousins.
Cremation has taken place. Celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Memorials are suggested to Interim HealthCare of Hutchinson KS, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.