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Norma Louise Doeden

March 9, 1943 May 25, 2018
Norma  Louise Doeden
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Obituary for Norma Louise Doeden

Norma Louise Doeden, age 75, of Worthington, formerly of Westbrook , MN, was born on March 9, 1943 at the Heron Lake Hospital in Heron Lake, MN, to Emil and Johanna (Gertner) Mischke (Westbrook, MN). She grew up in Rosehill Township where she attended District 59 Country School until the 5th grade. She graduated from Westbrook High School in 1961. After graduation, she worked in Stutz’s Café and helped friends and family with various needs.
She married William Phipps on September 22, 1962 at Rosehill Evangelical Emmanuel Lutheran Church. After their marriage, they lived in the Westbrook area for a few years before moving to Illinois for 10 years. Brian and Brenda were both born there. The family moved back to Westbrook in 1974 and lived out on a farm.
In 1979, they moved into Westbrook. Norma worked at the Westbrook school cafeteria and as a janitor for Grace Lutheran Church for 28 years.
In August 1994, her husband William passed away at the age of 52. Norma took a job in the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in the cafeteria. While working there, she was introduced to her husband Roger Doeden.
On August 26, 2006, Roger and Norma were married at Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Worthington, MN. Norma passed away on Friday, May 25, 2018 at the Sunset Hospice Cottage in Worthington, after a two year battle with cancer.
She is survived by her husband, Roger Doeden of Worthington, MN; son, Brian Phipps and his wife Vanessa of Hollyridge, NC; daughter, Brenda Malloy and her husband Ben of Cambria, MN; grandchildren, Blake Phipps, Charlanne Nichole Phipps and Logan Malloy; her sister, Elaine Eichner of Marshall, MN; brothers, Leon (Annette) of Westbrook, MN and Wayne (Delna) of Westbrook, MN; in-laws, Dawn Mischke of Worthington, MN, Larry Doeden (Anne) of Worthington, MN, and Janice Sondergaard of Westbrook, MN as well as nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.
Norma was preceded in death by her parents, Emil and Johanna Mischke; first husband, William Phipps; sister, LaVonne; brothers, Wes and Duane; brother-in-law, Bill Eichner and sister-in-law, Janice Jenkins.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 1, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church in Worthington, MN, with Rev. Dr. Daren I. Flinck officiating. Burial will be held in the Westbrook Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 31, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington and also one hour prior to the service at the church.

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Visitation

Thursday

31

May

4:00 PM 5/31/2018 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/31/2018 8:00:00 PM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Visitation

Friday

1

Jun

10:00 AM 6/1/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 6/1/2018 11:00:00 AM
First United Methodist Church

408 11th St
Worthington, MN 56187

First United Methodist Church
408 11th St Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Service

Friday

1

Jun

11:00 AM 6/1/2018 11:00:00 AM
First United Methodist Church

408 11th St
Worthington, MN 56187

First United Methodist Church
408 11th St Worthington 56187 MN
United States
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