Remembering Bruce Nordstrom

It is with deep sadness we announce our dad, Bruce Nordstrom, 90, passed away comfortably at home on Saturday, May 18th with his wife Jeannie by his side. Our dad will be remembered not only for his significant contributions to Nordstrom but also for his unwavering dedication to his family and friends. His passion, integrity and tireless work ethic served as an inspiration to everyone around him. But perhaps his greatest achievement was being an amazing father, husband and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife Jeannie, his sister Anne Gittinger, his sons Pete and Erik, daughters-in-law Brandy, Julie and Molly, and 7 grandchildren, Alex, Andy, Leigh, Sam, Sara, Micki and Chet. Our dad leaves a powerful legacy as a legendary business leader, a generous community citizen and a loyal friend.

Erik Nordstrom
Chief Executive Officer

Pete Nordstrom
President, Chief Brand Officer

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We invite you to share your memories of Bruce Nordstrom. Your thoughts, photos and stories are a testament to who he was, how he lived his life and the number of people he inspired. Submit your memories here:

Those interested in donating in Bruce Nordstrom’s memory are encouraged to give to SMooCH – Seattle Musicians for Children’s Hospital, the United Way of King County, the Nature Conservancy or Friends of Waterfront Seattle. Mr. Bruce believed strongly in the great work of these organizations and was a tireless advocate for them.