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Norma Maristuen

Norma Jane Maristuen, 86, of Northwood, ND, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Sanford Health Center, Fargo ND surrounded by her family. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northwood. A visitation will be held from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the church.

Norma was born May 24, 1932 in Northwood, ND to Noel and Norma (Evenson) Tornbom. She graduated from Northwood High School in 1950. She was united in marriage to Dave Maristuen on March 21, 1953. Norma had various jobs in Northwood but the one she was best at was being a caregiver. Her kids and grandkids were always a priority and she was so proud of all their accomplishments. Church and its many activities were very important to her from making lefsa to bible study group. Dave and Norma took many fishing trips to Canada and Devils Lake with friends and family. She loved to attend sporting events and cheering on local talent. She even rode in the fan bus! Norma loved kids of all ages and always had Dum-Dum suckers to share with the little ones! She enjoyed the roundtable coffee group each day to be with friends and keep up with current events. Norma loved to cook and bake, always sharing new recipes and treats.

Survivors include her daughter, Kathy Offerdahl, Moorhead, MN; son, Jon (Patty) Maristuen, Williston, ND; grandchildren: Cory (Andrea) Offerdahl, Ryan (Allana) Offerdahl, Eric Offerdahl, Samantha (Brett) Brothers, McHale (Brooke) Maristuen, Greta (Andy) Kollbaum; great grandchildren: Ryder Offerdahl, Austyn Offerdahl, Turner Maristuen, Kira Maristuen, Carver Kollbaum; sisters, Bonnie Morrison, Reno, NV and Linda (George) Trowbridge, Medford, OR.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Dave and brother, Phillip Tornbom.


Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church
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    Northwood, ND 58267

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Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church
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  • 307 Second Ave
    Northwood, ND 58267

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Remembering Norma and the wonderful doughnuts she made and dropped off at our trailer at LOW when they were there fishing! She had such a great sense of humor and always made it a point to talk to our kids-kind and thoughtful to so many! She was a very special lady! Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

Dawn & Gary Jun 30 2018 12:00 AM

Jon and Kathy your mom was and awesome person. I loved coming back to Northwood every summer and seeing her at the restaurant. Many good talks there and I always got the update on you Jon. I will miss her. She was a lot of fun.

Suzie Myron Jun 29 2018 12:00 AM

Such a lovely and giving person. Norma will be missed and remembered fondly. We've sent a memorial to NELC in her name.

Bruce and Jonal Uglem Jun 28 2018 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. Your Mom will always be in your memories. We feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet her, play cards, and share laughs with her this spring. Take care. Carolyn and John

Carolyn & John Anderson Jun 26 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Norma. she was such a nice lady, I always enjoying talking with her when we were in Northwood. Deepest sympathy to your family. Leah

Troy Leah (Knain) Erickson Jun 25 2018 12:00 AM

Jon & Kathy and families, my thoughts and prayers go out to all of you, your mom was such a go-getter, and knew and talked to everybody. So sorry for your loss, she will be missed by many! RIP Norma.

Jan Sponsler Jun 24 2018 12:00 AM

Norma wail be so missed! She was a longtime neighbor and friend to my family and always there for us. She was always over with Tootsie Rolls for our kids when we drove up at Mom & Dad's and brought cookies and bars for the rest of us. The days of camping and fishing will always be treasured memories! Hugs to all of her family and friends-we'll all miss her!

Jan DeKrey Jun 24 2018 12:00 AM

Whenever we were visiting in Norma she would always greet us with her beautiful smile and a hug. Our deepest sympathy to her family.

Byron & Donna Engen Jun 24 2018 12:00 AM

You will be missed, sweet Norma!

Diane claveau Jun 24 2018 12:00 AM

To the family of Norma....Sorry for the loss of your mom...grandma. ...sister....Normally was a good person and friend.....I will miss her.Prayers and hugs to all.

Corlene Bintzler Jun 24 2018 12:00 AM

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