Norman I. Williamson

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Services for Norman I. Williamson will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Zion Lutheran Church in Ruthven. Rev. Tom Summerfield will officiate the service.

Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 p.m. at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Ruthven.

Interment will be conducted at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.

Norman Ire Williamson, son of Henry and Bertha (Wichman) Williamson, was born Aug. 13, 1935, in Spencer, Iowa. He received his education at Ayrshire Consolidated School. Norman served in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany from 1953 to 1955. After being honorably discharged from the service he returned home to continue farming.

On Aug. 23, 1959, Norman was united in marriage to Marvel Lee "Scharny" Scharnberg at the Hope Lutheran Church in Everly. Norman farmed in Clay and Palo Alto counties his entire life, loving every aspect of agriculture and farming.

Norman was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and had served on the Ruthven-Ayrshire Board of Education.

Norman passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at the Avera Hospital in Sioux Falls, at the age of 77.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marvel Lee "Scharny"; two brothers: LuVerne and Eugene Williamson; and a brother-in-law, Bob Spurling.

He is survived by his children: Roger (Lori) Williamson of Ruthven, John (Vicki) Williamson of Spencer, and Sharon (Ryan Johannsen) Henricksen of Spencer; his grandchildren: Alex (Allison Birkey) Williamson, Brittany (Brady) Follon, Ryan Williamson, Ashley Williamson, Heather Williamson, Caitlin Henricksen, Garrett Henricksen and Casey Henricksen; his great-grandchildren: Brynlee and Bristol Follon and Kinsley Williamson; a brother, Bob (Lou) Williamson of Spencer; sisters: Joann (Kenny) Garrelts of Spencer, and Lorraine Spurling of Murry, Utah; sisters-in-law: Mildred "Peanuts" Williamson of Ruthven, and Betty Williamson of Spencer; several nieces and nephews; as well as many other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Martin-Mattice Funeral Home