Norma Isaacson

WAUCEDAH TOWNSHIP – Norma Isaacson, 93, of Waucedah Township, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at Freeman Nursing and Rehabilitation Community in Kingsford.

She was born July 20, 1920, in Norway, daughter of the late Carl and Emma (Olson) Swanson.

Norma spent most of her childhood on the family farm on Swede Settlement Road, moving there as a young girl. She attended Loretto School, then Vulcan High School, graduating in 1939. Norma attended business college in Green Bay, Wis., and worked many years for the Niagara Paper Mill as a secretary.

She married Mervin Isaacson on Aug. 31, 1958. They lived in Niagara, Wis., for 30 years and then moved to White Birch Village Community after she retired from the Mill. Mervin preceded her in death in October 1990.

Norma loved to travel and made three trips to Sweden. She also visited Switzerland, Germany and Italy, as well as many places throughout the U.S.

She grew up in, and was a member of First Baptist Church of Norway. She loved The Lord Jesus and was always concerned with serving Him and loving others. Her home was always open to visitors and she loved visiting others and attending special events. She also took up helping many friends and neighbors over the years when they needed love, a safe place, or special care.

Her last six years were spent at the home of her niece in Waucedah. There, on the farm she was surrounded by eight small great-great-nieces and nephews for whom she showed great love. For a person who never had any children of her own, she finished her life in the love and exuberance of youthful love and joy. She is greatly missed.

Norma is survived by her sister, Eunice Pellegrini of Vulcan; nephew, David (Jayne) Swanson of Waucedah; nieces, Ardis (Peter) Guerts of San Antonio, Carol (Paul) Hintz of Tucson, Ariz., and Christine (Kenneth) McBroom of Waucedah. She is further survived by eight great-nieces and great-nephews; and 15 great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

Norma was also preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Leonard Swanson.

Norma was a loving and generous person who served her Savior and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

“Enter in, ye servant, to the joy of your Lord.”

There will be a memorial service for Norma in the spring. The time and date will be announced later.

Interment will be at the Norway Township Cemetery.

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Arrangements announced by the Ortman Funeral Home in Norway.