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Minnie Luella Norem

February 10, 1933 June 17, 2020
Minnie Luella Norem
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Obituary for Minnie Luella Norem

Minnie Norem, age 87, formerly of Radcliffe, IA, passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at Southbrook Skilled Nursing and Rehab in Farmington, MO.

Minnie Luella (Trende) Norem, of Farmington, Missouri, passed away on June 17, 2020, at the age of 87. She was born in Radcliffe, Iowa, on February 10, 1933 to the late Walter Charles and Josie Mae (Ellison) Trende, the third of 5 sisters who grew up on a farm north of Radcliffe and remained close friends throughout their lives.
Before moving to Farmington to be closer to her son, Minnie lived for much of her life in Radcliffe, and was a life-long member of St. John’s United Methodist Church. She also lived in Iowa Falls, Iowa, retiring after a long career at Boyt’s Manufacturing and the Friendship Club; as well as Ames, Iowa. She made friends and helped others wherever she was. She loved to play card games, especially rummy and cribbage. It was to her never-ending dismay that she played cribbage for over eighty years, yet never had a perfect hand dealt to her. Quilting, knitting, and cross stitching were favorite pastimes, and she was incredibly generous in gifting her artwork to others.
In addition to her parents, Minnie was preceded in death by her husband, Selmer Ole Norem in 1988, her son, Bradley Norem, and two sisters, Wilma Trende and Zuella Swartzendruber. Survivors include her daughter, Rebecca (Donovan) Nibe of Albia, IA; son Loyal Palmateer of Royal, AR; son Eric (Karen) Norem of Farmington, MO; fifteen grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; as well as two sisters, Vera (Paul) Valde of North Liberty, IA; and Myra (Russell) Phillips of Joplin, MO.

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6:00 PM 6/19/2020 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 6/19/2020 8:00:00 PM
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Radcliffe, IA 50230

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Radcliffe, IA

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Radcliffe IA
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