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Melvin Norby[1]

Male 1913 - 2011  (98 years)


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  • Name Melvin Norby 
    Born 17 Apr 1913  Big Bend, Chippewa, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Jun 2011  Montevideo, Chippewa, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 17 Jun 2011  Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Montevideo, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • Melvin Norby, of Montevideo, died on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at the Luther Haven Nursing Home in Montevideo at the age of 98. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Our Saviors Lutheran Church with Rev. Tim Wheatley officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church. Anderson Funeral Home of Montevideo is in charge of funeral arrangements. Melvin Norby was born on April 17, 1913 in Big Bend Township of Chippewa Co, MN to the Hans and Caroline (Retrum) Norby. He was baptized in June of 1913 and confirmed on October 16, 1927, both at the Big Bend Lutheran Church He attended rural schools and served for a short time in the U.S. Army. On November 17, 1942, he was united in marriage to Viola Evenson at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Benson. They lived in Montevideo, where he did construction work. Melvin retired when he was 65, but kept busy doing painting, shingling, mowing and other odd jobs well into his 80's. He was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Montevideo and was also a member of the American Legion for many years. He enjoyed camping and Viola's cooking. They never missed a family gathering, whether it was weddings, family reunions, birthday parties or graduations. You could always count on their attendance and always knew they would be there in plenty of time. Melvin enjoyed playing cards with his Brookside Manor buddies and shooting the breeze. He was very interested in current events and politics and whenever you visited he could tell you what was going on all over the country. He loved to talk about farm machinery and raising crops. This Spring he was very concerned about the tough time farmers had in getting their crops in. Melvin had been a resident of Brookside Manor since February of 2007 and had moved to the Luther Haven Nursing Home in May of 2011 He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Viola, on December 4, 2006; brothers: Herbert, Alvin and Orton Norby; sisters: Ida Molden, Cora Evenson, Agnes Halstad and Pearle Olson, as well as by numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. [3]
    Person ID I7541  Mindrum
    Last Modified 21 Sep 2011 

    Father Hans H Norby, III,   b. 6 Mar 1869, Fillmore Co., Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1952, Lac qui Parle Co., Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Caroline Retrum,   b. Dec 1878, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1938, Chippewa Co., Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married Abt 1896  [4
    Family ID F4576  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Viola Evenson,   b. 12 Aug 1917,   d. 4 Dec 2006, Montevideo, Chippewa, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 17 Nov 1942  Benson, Swift, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Last Modified 21 Sep 2011 
    Family ID F5262  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S48] Overland Family History, Audrey Overland, Lorna Anderson, 1986.

    2. [S5417] 1920 US Census, Minnesota, Swift, West Bank, Enum. Dist. 181, sheet 4A.

    3. [S5424] Melvin Norby obituary, www.andersonfuneralmontevideo, 17 Jun 2011.

    4. [S835] 1910 US Census, Minnesota, Chippewa, Big Bend, District 10.