Norma 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.