Norma I. Schmid, 85, of Mandan, formerly of Minnewaukan, ND, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, at the Mandan Living Center in Mandan, ND surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 25, 2012, 2:00 PM at Trinity Free Lutheran Church in Minnewaukan with Pastor Kevin Kaufmann officiating. Burial will be in the Minnewaukan Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 7pm at the Nelson Funeral Home in Minnewaukan. Music will be from Carl Gilbertson, soloist with Fay Huffman, organist.
Norma Ione Schmid was born July 11, 1927, to Carl and Gina (Helgeson) Gilbertson. She spent her childhood on the family farm near Minnewaukan with her siblings: Edna, Dorothy, Ardis and Lyle. Norma attended school at the Eldon rural school #4. She married Glen Schmid on September 1, 1951 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, rural Minnewaukan. The couple lived in Minnewaukan and were the parents of Carl, Milton, Carrie, Sarah and Wanda. She was employed through the years as a babysitter, waitress at JM’s Cafe and Highway Inn, the Farmer’s State Bank and First American Bank. Under the Green Thumb Program, Norma worked at the Minnewaukan Library, Benson County Social Services Office and the Minnewaukan school library.
Norma was a feisty lady with a good sense of humor. She loved to knit, crochet, read and be with her family. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Minnewaukan and had served as an elder and Clerk of the Session. She was a member, past president and secretary of the Presbyterian Women’s Association. Norma was a charter member of the Town and Country Homemakers. She will be remembered and missed all of her family and friends.
Norma’s loving family includes her sons: Carl Schmid and Milton (Nita) Schmid all of Minnewaukan; daughters: Carrie (Kevin) Iverson of Bismarck, Sarah (Timothy) Jacobson of Fairfield, PA; special daughter: Wanda (Chris) Teigen of Minnewaukan; grandchildren: Andrew (Kim) Iverson, Sarah (Cody) Nelson, Rachel Iverson, Natalie and Ben Jacobson, Matthew Teigen, Nathan Teigen, Christopher Teigen, Rose (Thomas) Anderson and Dawn Teigen; great-grandchildren: Jacob Iverson, Tyler, Justine, Alexander, Shawn and Addison Teigen; a brother: Lyle (Helen) Gilbertson of Minnewaukan; sisters: Dorothy Hovden of Minnewaukan and Ardis Klotzbach of Decorah, IA and Norma’s grand puppies: Button, Sugar & Spice.
Preceding her in death were her parents: Carl & Gina; husband: Glen in 1974; an infant daughter and a sister: Edna Haugen.
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our parents had many great times in Minnewaukan together. Your mom was very special to our family. We are thinking of all of you at this time. God Bless, Susan Laber Noble
I am sorry I wasn't able to attend Norma's funeral. I was in the midst of preparing for a trip to Norway. It is never easy to say goodbye to a parent--especially one that has been much loved and cared for by her children. My prayers and sympathy to each of you. Barbara Dovea P.s. Norma was my Girl Scout leader many years ago and a very good one.
The Schmid family is in our prayers during this very difficult time. I remember Norma to be my first Sunday School teacher in the kitchen area of the Presbyterian Church. Norma will be greatly missed. Doug Sharbono