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Raymond Keith Norling

August 1, 1951 October 25, 2009
Raymond Keith Norling
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Obituary for Raymond Keith Norling

Worthington, MN

     Raymond Keith Norling, age 58, passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2009, at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD, after a lengthy illness with ALS.
     Raymond was born on August 1, 1951, in Viborg, SD, to John and Lorraine (Nelson) Norling.
     During his childhood years, Raymond and his family lived in Sioux Falls, SD. At the age of 9, Raymond and his family moved to the Wilmont, MN area. He lived there until joining the United States Navy in 1969. Raymond was stationed on the USS Vesuvius and the USS Ajax, serving in the Philippines and Japan during the Vietnam War. He served for 4 years and was honorably discharged in 1973. Raymond returned to Worthington and worked for Fleet Owners.
     On November 27, 1974, Raymond was united in marriage to Toni Sue Adelman in Worthington, where they made their home. Out of this union, the couple had one son, Ray Jr. and two daughters, Amy and Jami. Raymond worked at Shepmann’s Construction of Heron Lake, Tri State Truck Wash of Worthington, and the City of Worthington Parks Department. He enjoyed spending time with his family and riding his Harley. Raymond also loved spending time outdoors fishing, boating, hunting, and trapping.
     Grateful for sharing his life are his wife, Toni of Worthington, MN; three children, Raymond of Winona, MN, Amy of Worthington, MN, and Jami of Pipestone, MN; his parents, John Norling of Sioux Falls, SD, and Lorraine Schroer (Jerry Leitheiser) of Pipestone, MN; two brothers, Terry Norling (Jody) of New Holstein, WI, and Herman Schroer (Amy) of Pipestone, MN; three sisters, Shelly Hoffman (Chris) of Sioux Falls, SD, Diana Packer of Sioux Falls, SD, and Mary Schroer of Pipestone, MN, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by an infant brother.
     Memorial services will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2009, at 1:30 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home Chapel in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Gerald Volk officiating.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2009, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington.


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