Rochester- Cora Norstrom died Saturday, April 7, 2012 in Rochester, MN.Funeral Services for Cora G. Norstrom, 94 will be held 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 10,2012 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church with Rev. Karna Hagen officiating. Visitation will be on Tuesdayat the Church from 11:00A.M. until the time of Service.Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.Memorials are requested toGloria Dei Lutheran Church, Seasons Hospice or Arbor Terrace Memory Assisted Living Center.
Corawas born on May 11, 1917 at Murdock, Mn. to Adolph and Anna (Gandrude) Rudningen.
She attended St. Cloud State Teachers College and majored in elementary education and administration. Following graduation she taught and was a Principle in Lake City, MN., and then Mora, Mn.She and her husband came to Rochester in 1948 where for a number of years, she substitute taught in the Rochester School System.
She married Lawrence Willard Norstrom in Sunberg, Mn. June 5, 1948. Mr. Norstrom worked as an Architect and draftsman at Rundell Lumber Company and then at the Kruse Lumber Company until retiring..He died November 30, 1986.
Cora enjoyed traveling, Reading, Flowers and Word Search.She was a member of the Sons of Norway, RARE, Past President ofSt Mary's Auxiliary,and a Charter Member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church where she was active in Ladies Circle.
Cora is survived by a daughter; LeAnn Batterson (Michael) of Rochester, MN. And 2 Grandchildren, Sara Batterson and Christopher Batterson, both of Rochester.
She was preceded in death by her husband and a brother.
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home, 5421 Royal Place N.W. Rochester, MN. 507-289-3600 condolences to the family are welcome at www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
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I had SO hoped and planned to be with you today--I may make it yet !!!!!! I am so sorry and saddened---i think about Cora often and remember so many good days --especially when she worked with Charles Flynn in the candy store in the Kahler subway--she will be missed---i will be in touch--my sympathies to you, LeAnn and family Julie Andrews
I had Mrs Nordstrom briefly for a teacher many many years ago at Golden Hill School. I loved her..she was so kind to us. I thought she was beautiful.
We were sorry to hear about Cora. She was a presence at Gloria Dei for many, many years. We saw her at all church functions. She had a happy smile for all of us. We were blessed to know her.