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Doris Norstad

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July 15, 1921-July 30, 2010

Doris M. Norstad, 89, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, July 30, 2010 at her residence, under the care of hospice.

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Doris Ike was born to Ole and Minnie (Ranberg) Ike on July 15, 1921 in Plaza, N.D. She grew up on a ranch and attended school, graduating from Plaza High School. She then attended Minot State (N.D.) Teachers College, majoring in business.

On October 4, 1947 she was united in marriage to Erling Norstad. They made their home in Fargo. Doris worked as a bookkeeper for 35 years. She worked at Peoples State Bank in Parshall, N.D., 1st National Bank in Fargo, Cass-Clay Creamery in Fargo, Fargo Foundry, Kahler Motel in Fargo, and Miller Trucking, in Moorhead. In 1980 she semi retired to a home on Island Lake, and worked as an investor for the next 20 years.

Doris was active at Immanuel Lutheran Church, including Altar Guild, Ladies Aid, Bible Study, Christian Womens Group, and Tuesday Quilters. She also served as a Cub Scout den mother, as well as a member of the Becker County Homemakers, and the Jolly Lakers. She enjoyed baking, especially cookies, daily walks with nature, and socializing with friends and neighbors. She wore a warm and welcoming smile, along with her delightful sense of humor.

Preceding Doris in death were her husband, Erling (1971); parents; one son, Scott Norstad; and three brothers, Orlin, Chester and Lloyd Ike.

She is survived by her son, David Norstad of Detroit Lakes; and four nieces.

Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Osage, with visitation for one hour prior to services.

Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Moorhead.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes.

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