Mamie Norby, of Mora, formerly of Edina, passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at the St. Clare Living Community of Mora. She was 96 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (8115 Highway 7, St. Louis Park, MN 55426) with Rev. Judy Francis officiating.
VISITATION will be held 1 hour prior to the service at the church
INTERMENT will be at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery of Minneapolis.
Memorials are preferred to the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church of St. Louis Park.
Mamie Florence Norby, of Mora, formerly of St. Louis Park, passed away on May 24, 2012 at her home. She was 96 years old.
May was born to John and Susan Huhta of Butler Township in Otter Tail County, Minnesota on September 20, 1915. She attended a one room school through the eighth grade, while helping on the family farm. At age 16, she went to Minneapolis and took on various jobs including domestic help and waitressing. During World War II, she went to work at Twin City Arsenal Ammunition Plant.
Mamie married Paul Norby on October 20, 1947. On June 5, 1948, she gave birth to her son, Dennis. He was her only child. May and Paul settled in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, and joined Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in 1953. In the following years, May took on many jobs in addition to the role of raising a child. Her last job was at Powell Candy. She retired in 1972.
Over the years that followed, May’s health problems increased. In addition to asthma, she had heart problems resulting in a pacemaker. Later, she developed circulatory problems in her legs.
In May of 2010, May and Paul moved into the Villages Assisted Living of Mora, Minnesota. Her health continued to deteriorate and she passed away on May 24, 2012.
May liked simple things, especially flowers, dogs, and crossword puzzles. She took great pride in her home and loved to decorate and buy things for it. She was kind and caring and will be missed by all.
May was preceded in death by 3 infants; two brothers: Richard, Raino; and four sisters: Hulda, Doloris, Signe, and Ala.
She is survived by her husband, Paul, and son, Dennis of Mora; sister, Berniece (Lester) Bay of New York Mills, MN.