January 30, 1933 - June 19, 2021
The funeral Service for Norine Mae Halaas, formerly of Wadena, will be held Friday, June 25, at 3:00p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Wadena, MN. Visitation will be at the church prior to the service from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service. On June 19, 2021, at age 88, with her family at her side, Norine peacefully passed away at St. Benedict's Senior Care Center , St. Cloud, MN. Norine Broker was born in Oakes, ND to Robert and Lila Broker, and baptized on April 9, 1933, at the Lutheran Church in Oakes, ND. She was raised in Verndale, MN. On December 27, 1952 she was united in marriage to Thorvald Halaas. They were blessed with 4 children: Joyce, Alvin, Bernice and Cheryl. Norine was a long time resident of Wadena and active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. She enjoyed many activities: Circle, Stephen's Ministry, TOPS and KOPS. She volunteered for many years with the Head Start Program as a Foster Grandparent. Norine enjoyed and loved the many children in Head Start. She had a strong love and devotion to her family and enjoyed activities such as sewing, quilting, embroidery, crocheting, reading, walking and visiting with friends. She will be greatly missed by her surviving family: Joyce Schiller (Steve), Alvin Halaas (Mary), Bernice Halaas (Randy Weiher) and Cheryl Halaas-Greenwaldt (John Greenwaldt); grandchildren: Todd Furan, Kristin Furan-Kriesel, Kimberly Blank, Nicole Schiller, Melissa Halaas Weinhandl, Brittany Halaas, Danielle Clauer, Mychaela Burggraff, Keith Weiher, Kelly Estrada, Elizabeth Klawitter, Emily Romo; and 20 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her husband, Thorvald Alvin Halaas; their infant daughter; parents, Robert and Lila Broker; along with her sister and brother-in-law, Ruby and William Jacobson. Pallbearers: Michael Blank, Blaine Kriesel, Todd Furan, Mark Weinhandl, Michael Clauer, Brandon Burggraff, and Keith Weiher. Honorary pallbearers: Randy Weiher, Steve Schiller, John Greenwaldt, Ryan Klawitter, Danny Estrada and Juan Romo. Burial will be in Wadena Cemetery, Wadena, MN.
The funeral Service for Norine Mae Halaas, formerly of Wadena, will be held Friday, June 25, at 3:00p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Wadena, MN. Visitation will be at the church prior to the service from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service. On... View Obituary & Service Information
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