Norma Ingvaldson, 83, Albert Lea

Published 3:24 pm Saturday, February 22, 2014

Funeral services for Norma Lorraine Ingvaldson of Albert Lea, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. John Holt will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Bonnerup Funeral Service and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery.

Norma Ingvaldson

Norma Ingvaldson

Mrs. Ingvaldson died Friday morning, Feb. 21, 2014, at Oak Park Place in Albert Lea. She was 83.

Norma was born Aug. 20, 1930, in Albert Lea, the daughter of Manfred and Stella (Pedersen) Hansen. She graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1948. On Oct. 16, 1949, she was united in marriage to Elwood C. Ingvaldson at the North Freeborn Lutheran Church. Norma grew up in the Clarks Grove area and spent most of her life in Albert Lea, where she worked for Anderson Fashions as a bookkeeper then with Freeborn County in court services for 14 years, retiring in 1994. Norma then helped seniors with filing tax returns and helped her husband for many years as bookkeeper for Ingvaldson Bus Service.

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Norma was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and the Elks Club. She was a very active member of First Lutheran Church with craft group, circle, caring and sharing and holidays ahead. She taught Sunday school and played piano for Sunday school events. In her free time she loved quilting, sewing, crafts, rose mauling and any kind of needlework. She played bridge, loved cooking, singing and music and was an excellent piano player. Following her granddaughter’s life and sports gave her great joy. Norma always had a smile for everyone along with her quiet sense of humor.

Norma is survived by her children Diane Ingvaldson of Rochester, David Ingvaldson of Maple Grove and Debra (Steven) Elhardt of Maple Grove. There is one granddaughter, Lauren Elhardt of Fargo, N.D., one brother, Phillip (Verdelle) Hansen of Clarks Grove, sisters-in-law Donna (Art) Ludtke of Albert Lea, Jennelly (Robert) Groe of Edina and Karen (Tom) Hovde of Burnsville, along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Elwood, in 1995 and brother- and sister-in-law Herman and Irene Myre.

The family would like to give special thanks to the loving and caring nurses and staff at Oak Park Place.