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February 22, 1918 – Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Service Information
The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, MN
Friday, June 21, 2013
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Friday, June 21, 2013
One hour prior to services

Dolores “Dee” Norris, age 95 of Buffalo, MN passed away on June 18, 2013 at Lake Ridge Care Center, Buffalo, MN. Funeral service on Friday, June 21, 2013 at The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN at 11:00 AM. Visitation one hour prior to service at the funeral home. Interment South Santiago Lutheran Cemetery, Santiago, MN.
Beloved Grandmother of Brad, Marnita, Brian & Michelle Melchert & Colin & Jorin Bossen, Granny Dee passed away having lived a long, wonderful life. She was born a few weeks early on February 22, 1918 in Galt, IA to Marie (Hausmann) & Harry Burr Howard. She spent the first few months of her life in a shoebox, tucked behind the family cast-iron stove (early incubator). Dolores grew up in Mason City, IA. She met the love of her life, George Frederick Norris & spent the next 66 years with him in Mason City, Renwick, & Belmond, IA, as well as Chaska, Waconia, Clear Lake & Clearwater, MN. Willing to become a farm wife, Dolores worked much of her married life at Tomco Seed Co. & Gedney Pickle Co. as an accountant. George & Dolores spent many of their retirement years traveling around the country in their camper as “snow birds”, making new friends & enjoying life together.
She was known for her wonderful cooking, canning & freezing of home grown produce from George’s gardens, a love of which she instilled in both of her daughters. They have in turn passed on the passion of cooking good food to their children. Her pies were inspirational. She expanded the palate of her midwestern family by making homemade noodles, breads, spaghetti, mulligan stew & chow mein. Always willing to experiment she successfully tried her hand at making homemade root beer, soap & ketchup.
She is survived by her daughters, Juanita (Maurice) Melchert of Buffalo, MN,(who has dedicated countless hours of love & devotion to our Mom as she spent her last several years in a Buffalo nursing home), Kathleen (Howard) Bossen of Williamston, MI; 6 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandson; sister Wilma Taylor of Charles City, IA.
Thank you, Mom, our pretty lady, for all you have taught & given us including patience, love & commitment.

1 Guestbook Entry

  1. John and Nancy Lambrecht

    So sorry for your loss, but her reward is great. Now she will walk the streets of gold.


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