Norman Abner Walen 1911-2006
WALEN, HOVICK, ANDERSON, WILLIAMSON, MUNSON, THORSON
Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 2/14/2014 at 22:13:58
Norman A. Walen
Funeral services for Norman A. [Abner] Walen, 94, of Estherville will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 25, at the Good Samaritan Chapel in Estherville with Pastor Paul Wiegman officiating. Military graveside rites will be conducted by VFW Post 3388 and American Legion Post 91 at Estherville Lutheran Cemetery. He died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2006, at the Good Samaritan Care Center in Estherville.
Visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service Saturday at the Good Samaritan Chapel.
Norman Abner Walen, the son of Andrew and Annie (Anderson) Walen, was born Dec. 9, 1911, in Emmet County.
He joined the Civil Conservation Corps July 11, 1934, and was discharged March 31, 1935. Norman then served in the United States Army during World War II. He was a German Prisoner of War from Nov. 8, 1944, through April 22, 1945.
On March 1, 1942, he was united in marriage to Tillie Hovick in Armstrong. After Normanís discharge from the military, the couple lived in Estherville. In 1949, they moved to Oregon and in 1950 to Santa Monica, Calif., where he was employed as a carpenter. In November of 1981, the couple moved back to Estherville. Tillie died Nov. 26, 2002. Norman has been a resident of Good Samaritan Care Center since August 2001.
Norman was a member of Estherville Lutheran Church in Estherville.
Left to cherish Normanís memory are three sisters, Gladys (Warren) Williamson of Richfield, Minn.; Thelma Munson of Estherville; Bernice Thorson of Winnebago, Minn.; one brother, Archie Walen and his wife, Janette, of Dubuque; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; and brother, Ervin. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, November 25, 2006)
Emmet Obituaries maintained by LaVern Velau.
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