LoVetta G. Norgard

LoVetta G. Norgard, 82, 1614 Elmwood Drive, Minot, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in a Minot nursing home.

Lovetta was born Feb. 2, 1931, in Rugby, the daughter of Fred and Magdalena (Pietz) Widmayer. She was raised and educated in Granville, graduating from high school in Granville. She was the youngest daughter in a family of 11 children. Lovetta had five older sisters, three older brothers, and two younger brothers. After graduating from high school, she worked for several months at a bank in Minot before moving to Walla Walla, Wash., where she lived for four years. She returned to Minot, met Richard Norgard of Hartland, was married and began a family.

LoVetta and Richard were married on March 31, 1956, at Zion Lutheran Church in Minot. Together they made their home in Minot and raised their children locally.

Her loving family includes: children, Galen (Cindy) Norgard, Shreveport, La., Greg (Chari) Norgard, of Victoria, Texas, Lori (Bob) Quesnel, Clearwater, Fla., Jerry Norgard, Minot; grandchildren, Amy (Scott) Van Sickle, Oklahoma City, Okla., Mark and Katie Norgard, Shreveport, Kelsey and Ryan Norgard, of Victoria; brother, Gary, Granville; sisters, Elsie Carlyle and Vera Kanen, both of Walla Walla, Wash., and Adaline Lubert, of California.

LoVetta was preceded in death by her loving husband Richard; her parents; infant daughter, Lee Ann Norgard; brothers, Albert, Clifford, Vernon, and Lowell; and sisters, Viona Reinke and Arlene Stanton.

Funeral service: Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at 10:30 a.m., in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.

Casket Bearers will include her grandsons, Ryan and Mark Norgard and nephews, Doug Norgard, Ken Reinke, Alan Widmayer and Darin Widmayer.

Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Minot.

Visitation: Friday, Oct. 25, from 2 to 7 p.m., in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.

Memorials: Are preferred to Zion Lutheran Church, Minot, or an organization of the donor’s choice.

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