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Norma Coleman

Nov. 1, 1915-Dec. 5, 2010

Former Cormorant resident Norma P. Coleman, 95, of Blackduck, Minn., died Sunday, December 5 at St. Mary's-Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9 at David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes and at the church for one hour prior to services on Friday.

Funeral services are set for 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in rural Audubon, with Reverend Paul Peterson, officiating. Interment will be in First Lutheran Cemetery, Audubon.

Norma Pearl Coleman was born to Albert and Carrie (Rasmussen) Bakken on November 1, 1915 in Audubon. She was raised and educated in Audubon.

As a young woman, she moved to Duluth, Minn., where she worked as a housekeeper and later in the housekeeping department for a Duluth hospital.

She moved to Minneapolis, where she worked for Honeywell Company as an assembly operator for 29 years.

Norma was united in marriage to Kenneth Coleman on April 18, 1959 in Minneapolis. Following her retirement from Honeywell, she and Ken managed two different apartment complexes until Ken retired from Honeywell. They then farmed near Cable, Wis., for 10 years prior to moving to rural Cormorant, where they spent the next 10 years. In 2003 they moved to Blackduck, and Norma entered Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes on Nov. 1 of this year.

Norma enjoyed baking, fishing, traveling and her job and coworkers at Honeywell.

Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Ken Coleman of Blackduck; and a brother, Enoch (Darlene) Bakken of Detroit Lakes.

Preceding her in death were five brothers, Joe, Bennie, Jacob, Sylas, and Ardon Bakken; and two sisters, Myrtle Ramsey and Ethel


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