Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sunday's Obituary: Norman Jorenby

The death notice and obituary of Norman S. Jorenby from Stella Jorenby's scrapbook

Norman Jorenby Dies This Morning
Norman Jorenby, well known farmer who grew to manhood in this community, succumbed at his farm home two miles west and one south of Volga early this morning.  he had been ill for some time with heart trouble and other complications.
Funeral arrangements are being made for Saturday afternoon.  Further details were not available as we go to press.

Funeral Saturday for Norman Jorenby
Funeral services were held Saturday at the Lutheran church for Norman Jorenby, who passed away at his farm home early last Thursday morning.  Rev. Karl Kildahl officiated and interment made in the Lutheran cemetery.

Norman Sanford Jorenby was born to Mr. and Mrs. John Jorenby at Dows, Iowa on June 8, 1902.  At the age of 10 he came with his parents to Volga, S.D. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church.  He attended the Volga Public Schools.

On February 8, 1922 he was united in marriage to Miss Stella Waage and to this union were born ten children: Lyle, Donald, Carroll, Betty, Marjorie, Burton, John, Clifford, David and Sharon.  After his marriage he commenced farming with the exception of one year, spent the rest of his life on farms near Volga.

He passed away February 12, 1942 following a lingering illness at the age of 39 years, 8 months and 4 days.

He is survived by his wife, Stella, and ten children; his mother, Mrs. Belle Jorenby; three sisters, Mrs. Henry Swiggum of Blanchardville, Wis., Mrs. Carlton Leite, and Miss Ruth Jorenby of Volga; and four brothers Harold, Oliver, and Everett of Volga, and Raymond of Seattle, Wash.  his father and three brothers preceded him in death.

Relatives and friends from a distance who attended the funeral were: Mrs. and Mrs. Raymond Jorenby of Seattle, Wash.; Mrs. Henry King, Dan and Oscar Rud of Valley City, N.D.; Mrs. Lena Jacobson and son, Marvin, of Nevada, Iowa; Mrs. Henry Opstvedt of McCallsburg, Iowa; tom Wicks of Radcliffe, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Kermit Kiner of Madison; Mrs and Mrs. Tom Waage and family of Colman; and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Anderson of White.

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