Phyllis Norgaard

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Services for Phyllis Norgaard, 81, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 1, at Faith Pentecostal Church in Spencer. Rev. Dale Hodges will officiate the service.

Interment will take place in Dickens Cemetery.

Phyllis passed away April 27, 2010.

Phyllis Sylvia Norgaard, the daughter of Philo and Katherine (Hanna) Chapman, was born March 15, 1929, in Clairmont, Minn. Her childhood years were spent in Rochester, Minn., where she received her education, graduating from high school in 1947.

On Nov. 14, 1948, Phyllis married Earl Norgaard in Rochester, Minn. Following their marriage, they farmed in Rochester for six years, they then moved to Spencer in 1953 and then to Dickens in 1962, where they continued farming and operating their expanding hay baling operation. Throughout the years, Phyllis also worked as a waitress at a café and as a laborer at a mushroom plant to help support her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one grandchild; one great-grandchild; and her loving husband, Earl on April 2, 2010.

Left to cherish her memory are her children:, Peter (Rosemary) Norgaard of Dickens, Bruce (Tammy) Norgaard of Merrill, David (Mary) Norgaard of Sioux Rapids, Suzann (Terry) Rabel of Spencer, Dennis (Marleen) Norgaard of Dickens, Sheri (Don) Young of Story City, and Alan (Lauralee) Norgaard of Ankeny; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like to direct memorials to the Abben Cancer Center, Iowa Hospice or the Warner Dialysis Center in Spencer.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.