NORMA K. LINDGREN

N.Lindgren webphotoNorma Lindgren, of Blaine, formerly of Braham, Cambridge, and Spring Lake Park, passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2009 at the North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale. She was 91 years old.

A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, December 3, 2009 at the Abiding Savior Lutheran Church of Mounds View (8211 Red Oak Drive, Mounds View, MN 55112 ~ 763-784-5120).

VISITATION will held held from 9:00 am-11:00 am at the church

INTERMENT will be at 3:00 pm at the Danewood Cemetery in Braham.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers

Norma Katherine Levida Lindgren, of Blaine, formerly of Mounds View, Spring Lake Park, Braham, and Cambridge; passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2009 at the North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale. She was 91 years old.

Norma was born on September 25, 1918 to parents Gustaf and Katarina “Betty” (Melander) Monson in Chisago County, Minnesota. As a child, she attended rural country school near Braham. As a young woman she left home to work in the twin cites, where she worked as a housekeeper for a family, and as a sales clerk for Holtzermann’s.

On October 16, 1943 Norma was united in marriage to Alfred J. Lindgren in Cambridge, Minnesota. To this union three daughters were born. Together the family resided in Cambridge and then in Braham on the Monson family farm until they moved to Spring Lake Park in 1951. Norma took at job as a mail clerk for the contract post office station for Market Center in Spring Lake Park, where she worked until her retirement in 1978. She also did some professional wallpapering with her daughter Karen for the P.J. Gaughan companies. In 2007, Norma moved to the Cloverleaf Apartments where she continued to reside until her passing.
Norma had many hobbies including sewing clothes for herself and her children; and quilting many beautiful quilts that she gave as gifts. She also enjoyed fishing, baking, and taking care of her children and many other kids in need. Norma was an active member in the Abiding Savior Lutheran Church for many years. She was involved with the quilting group, bible studies, and the ladies aid groups. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Norma is preceded in death by her parents; husband Alfred, son-in-law Ricky Arvidson, and grandsons Tori John Dahle.

She is survived by daughters Karen Arvidson of Mounds View, Joyce Dahle of Lino Lakes, and Patricia (Robert) Kilman of Milaca; grandsons Larry (Amy) Arvidson, Curtis Dahle, Lance (Sara) Arvidson; sister-in-laws Esther Olson of Braham, and Eileen (Al) Lindgren- Mathison of Cambridge; many other relatives and friends.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday December 3, 2009 at the Abiding Savior Lutheran Church of Mounds View. A time of visitation will be held 2 hours prior to the service at the church. Interment will be held at 3pm at the Danewood Cemetery of Braham. Casket bearers will be Curtis Dahle, Larry Arvidson, Lance Arvidson, Curtis Erickson, John McCully, and Chris Mitteness.

2 guestbook entries for NORMA K. LINDGREN

  1. Patricia Kilman November 29, 2009 at 8:01 pm #

    I wanted to say a few words about my mother. There are so many things people just don’t know about her. In all the years us girls have been alive, not one of us has ever heard her raise her voice to us or anyone around her. That takes the patience of Job, and she had it. She always put her family and her faith in God and trusted him to lead her where she needed to be in her life. She had many other peoples children that lived with her at many different times in her life especially as us girls were growing up and had friends that needed a place to go. She always welcomed them with open arms. There was no limits to the love she shared with her family and friends, she believed you could always produce more love if you needed it. She was my hero, my inspiration and the wind beneath my wings and I will love her and miss her every day of my life. We that had her in our lives have truly been blessed.

  2. Pam Blake December 1, 2009 at 8:31 pm #

    Patty,
    My sister, Cheryl Olson, saw your Mom’s obituary in the Minneapolis paper and emailed it to me. I want to send my condolences to you and your sisters during this difficult time. I enjoyed having the chance to visit with you and your Mom at my Mom’s (Bette Thomsen) funeral a year ago last March. I remember staying at your place when we were kids, and always being treated so kindly by your Mom. Your Mom and my Mom enjoyed a good friendship for many years, and I can imagine them now together in heaven. I am praying for you and your family as you face the days ahead.

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