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Robert William Norstad


By David Bau

Mon, Jun 29th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries



Robert William Norstad, 69, of Lanesboro, passed away June 19, 2015, at his home.

Bob was born on October 11, 1945, to Edna (Paul) and Orlando Norstad in Red Wing, Minn. He grew up in Cannon Falls, Minn. Bob graduated from Cannon Falls High School in 1964. After graduation he joined the Navy and toured the Mediterranean on the aircraft carrier the USS American CVA 66. He married Martha Lindell on March 18, 1967, at Spring Garden Lutheran Church.

Bob and Martha made their home in Cannon Falls, Arlington, Tex; and Lanesboro. The couple moved to Lanesboro in 1983 with their four children. Bob worked in construction as the owner of Norstad & Son Roofing. Later he worked at Lanesboro Building Center, Jim’s Building Center, and The Home Depot.

Bob was an active member of the American Legion, and retired from the Lanesboro Fire Department in 2004 after 20 years of service. Bob enjoyed softball, bowling, golfing, playing cribbage and cards, and his morning coffee with friends at the Chat N Chew. Bob also loved fishing with his sons, and spending time with his nine grandchildren. Bob enjoyed watching the Twins, Gophers, and Vikings. However watching the Vikings only stressed him out.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife of 48 years, Martha; four children: Michelle (Chris) Cook of Maple Grove, Kelly (Dwayne) Jahnke of Pine Island, Jeffrey (Sara) Norstad of Pine Island, and Justin (Mandy Jo) Norstad of Rochester; nine grandchildren: Mira and Amelia Cook; Chesney, Logan, and Sydney Jahnke; Abigail and Nicholas Norstad; and Annabelle and Jacob Norstad; siblings: Orlando, Jr. (Kathy) Norstad, Gary (Mary) Norstad, James (Bonnie) Norstad, Steve (Linda) Norstad, Jarle (Debra) Norstad, Kristi Fuller, and Debra Norstad.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; sister, RoseAnn Lindsey; father-in-law, Willard Lindell; and brother-in-law, Gary Benson.

A Funeral Service to celebrate Bob’s life was held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 200 Kenilworth Ave S, Lanesboro, with Rev. Kerry Eversole officiating. Visitation took place at the church Monday, June 22, from 5-8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.

Memorials are preferred to Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro assisted the family with arrangements. To share a memory of Bob with the family please visit < .....
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Verna Elmira Haugen

Mon, Jun 22nd, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Verna Elmira Haugen, 88, of Lanesboro, died Friday, June 5, 2015, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield. Verna was born Feb. 11, 1927, in Holt Township, Fillmore County, to Andrew and Matilda (Evenson) Olson. She attended school through ..... 
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Melvin L. Wikre, Jr.

Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
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Melvin L. Wikre, Jr., 84, of rural Lanesboro, Minn. died on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wis. Melvin was born on October 26, 1930, in Story City, Iowa to Melvin Sr. and Julia (Berge) Wikre. He moved with his fa ..... 
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Agnes Vogen

Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
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Agnes Aleda (Sickle) Vogen age 96, of Pilot Mound, passed away on April 18, 2015. Agnes was born at home on January 20, 1919 in Pilot Mound Township to Edwin and Susie(Thompson)Sickle. She attended country school through the eighth grade. ..... 
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Allen B. Ellingson

Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
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Allen Burnett Ellingson, 87, passed away Saturday April 18, 2015 at their home at Park Lane Estates Assisted Living in Preston, Minn. He and his wife Lilah had lived there since March 1 of this year. Allen was born March 10, 1928 to Gilmer and H ..... 
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Elizabeth V. Lunde

Mon, Apr 6th, 2015
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Elizabeth V. Lunde, age 96, died Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Sue’s Loving Care, Kalamazoo, Mich. She was born February 6, 1919 in Washington D.C., the daughter of Henry and Gertrude (Brady) VanGeuder. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, ..... 
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Marion Glenna

Mon, Mar 9th, 2015
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Marion J. Glenna, age 91, of Mabel, formerly of rural Lanesboro, died Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at Green Lea Senior Living in Mabel. Marion was born January, 5, 1924 in Winneshiek County, Iowa near Burr Oak to Russell and Florence (Serfling) ..... 
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Gloria M. Ruen

Mon, Mar 9th, 2015
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Gloria M. Ruen of Lanesboro peacefully went to meet her savior at Green Lea Manor in Mabel. Gloria was born June 22, 1938 in Rushford to Clifford and Dora Rustad. Gloria was baptized and confirmed at Highland Prairie Lutheran Church. It was here i ..... 
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Orval Howard Amdahl

Mon, Mar 2nd, 2015
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Orval Howard Amdahl, 95, of Lanesboro, died peacefully surrounded by family at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. Orval was born May 26, 1919, to Alfred and Alphine (Sickle) Amdahl. He graduated from Lanesboro High Schoo ..... 
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