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Nona Chesterman, of Florida, formerly of Mora, passed away on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at her daughter’s home in Mora.  She was 99 years old.

INURNMENT will be at the Graceland Cemetery in Albert Lea, MN. on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

Nona Chesterman, of Fernandina Beach, Florida, formerly of Mora, Minnesota passed away on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 in her daughter Susie’s arms in Mora. She was 99 years old.

Nona was born on February 9, 1921 in Glenville, MN to Harry and Clara (Forseth) Morrison. Nona grew up in Glenville and Albert Lea, MN graduating from Albert Lea High School in 1938.

Nona married a returning WWII veteran, Sanford Ringham in October of 1946. They were blessed with two daughters, Sandra and Susan.

Later in life, Nona spent 18 happy years married to George Chesterman of Albert Lea until his passing in October 1989. The professional successes her daughters Sandra and Susan accomplished were in no small part due to the devotion and love given by Nona.

Nona had many interests throughout her life. She was an avid bowler, golfer and legendary cook. She loved classes at the YMCA and in 2018 was named North Florida YMCA Member of the Year. Line dancing with her many friends at the Council on Aging and YMCA was her passion.

Nona is survived by her children, Sandra (Bryan) Brooks, Susie (Jim) Anderson, John (Sally) Chesterman, Ann (Jon) Magnusson, Jane (Randy) Johnson and Bruce Chesterman; grandchildren, Zach (Sara) Anderson, Aaron Anderson, Matthew Anderson, Kris (Amy) Magnusson, Catrin (Mike) Schaeffer, Ryan (Lisa) Johnson, Davin (Jenny) Johnson, Tim (Carolyn) Chesterman, Patrick (Sayaka) Chesterman, Leah (Brock) Snobelen and Tasa Chesterman; many other relatives and friends.

5 thoughts on “NONA M. CHESTERMAN”

  1. Sue and family, My heart hurts for you all at the loss of your beloved mom. She was a sweet, caring lady who blessed us with her smile and warmth. May you hold fond memories in your hearts, and know that we keep you in our prayers! Love to you, Carol Rogers

  2. Sandy and Susan: I have missed line dancing with “Miss Nona” at the Y. At each birthday party for her, I have reminded her that she is my idol. She loved hugs, and always wore a cute outfit from Talbots. Her sweet, soft manner and big smile set her off amongst our dance group, as well as her ability to keep up with all of the dances. A remarkable lady!
    I will remember her fondly for years to come. Susan Walsh

  3. My sincere condolences to you Susie and Sandra and your families. I was fortunate to know Nona for over 30 years and enjoyed her company and her assistance in managing Marbrisa Villas. We had many a scotch on the rocks with splash of water over the years. She went with me and friends to a Latin nightclub in Kissimmee and danced the Latin moves with my friend Gabe. She never looked or acted her age, which was so inspirational to younger folks. She was indeed a classy lady and will remain one of my fondest friends forever in my heart.

  4. Randy, Jane and Bruce:

    I am very sorry for your loss. Your mother was a good lady presiding over everyone on Oakwood
    Circle. Those were the good days.

    Kent Spellman

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with both Susie and Sandy and their families. We were privileged to know Nona and participate in many activities and celebrations with her and the family here in Fernandina. She was an inspiration to us all. Much love, Lynne and David Shroads

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