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March 10, 1928 – Sunday, March 2, 2014

Service Information
United Methodist Church-Thompson, Iowa
Friday, March 7, 2014
10:30 a.m.

Visitation Information
The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, Minnesota
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
6-8 P.M.

Norma Jean Authier, age 85, of Buffalo, Minnesota passed away on Sunday, March 2nd, 2014 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

She was born on March 10, 1928 in Buffalo Center, Iowa the daughter of Walter J. & Laura C. (Johnson) Pierce.

She graduated from High School in Thompson, Iowa.

Norma Pierce and Lyle D. Authier were joined in marriage on August 8, 1949 at The Little Brown Church in Nashua Iowa.

She enjoyed playing bingo and Farkle, listening to music and cheering on her favorite baseball team, The Minnesota Twins. She also attended Adult Daycare in Buffalo Minnesota for 15 years.

Survived by four children and their spouses: Kathy & David Noll of Alexandria, Minnesota, Diane & Kevin Mulligan of Delano, Minnesota, Kirk & Brenda Authier of Vinton, Iowa and Lyle Jr. & Jamie Authier of Highlands Ranch, Colorado; thirteen grandchildren; six great grandchildren; 2 brothers and a sister: Brice (Shirley) Pierce of Thompson, Iowa, Lonell (Mary Kay) Pierce of Ashville, North Carolina and Ruth Ann Tibbits of Forest City, Iowa;other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her husband in 2001 and by her parents.

Funeral services for Norma Authier will be held on Friday, March 7th, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. at The United Methodist Church in Thompson, Iowa. Reverend Deb Devine will officiate.

Interment Rose Hill Cemetery in Thompson, Iowa.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 5th from 6-8 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, Minnesota.

Honorary Casket Bearers will be Justin Noll, Matthew Noll, Adam Noll, Steven Noll, Keely Sikora, Chelsey Mulligan, Andrew Authier, Allison Authier, Luke Authier, Bruce Authier, Travis Authier, Shelby Authier, Mallory Authier and six great grandchildren.

Casket Bearers will be Kirk Authier, Lyle Authier, David Noll, Kevin Mulligan, Christopher Noll and Philip Authier.

2 Guestbook Entries

  1. Buffalo Adult Day Center

    All of our staff and participants will truely miss Norma, she had a way of making us smile without even trying. She has been a great participant and friend for many years here. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you…always remember your mom, grandma and great grandma was so very proud to have each and everyone of you in her life. She had pictures of all her family she shared with us on many occasions. Take Care…

  2. Kathy Barthel

    I am Dolly O’Donnell’s daughter and want to pass on our condolences on the death of your special mother Norma. She was a friend of my Mom at “Cottagewood” as it is called now. My Mom really enjoyed being with Norma during that time. She was such a cheerful and giving person.
    God bless you all in your grieving.


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