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Norman Richard Queen 1935 - 2014

QUEEN, CLARK, MARTIN

Posted By: Connie Swearingen-Volunteer (email)
Date: 2/25/2014 at 15:18:28

Sioux City Journal
12 February 2014

SOLDIER, Iowa | Norman R. Queen, 79, of Soldier died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at Dunlap Nursing and Rehab Center in Dunlap, Iowa.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Moorhead Christian Church in Moorhead, Iowa, with the Rev. Mike Brown officiating. Burial will be in Jordan Cemetery, rural Soldier. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service in Onawa, Iowa.

Norman Richard Queen was born on Jan. 7, 1935, in Whiting, Iowa, the son of Howard and Dorothy (Clark) Queen. He grew up near Soldier and graduated from Soldier High School in 1953. He attended farm school for two years.

Norman and Joyce Martin were united in marriage on Nov. 19, 1960, in Merced, Calif., while Norman was stationed at Castle Air Force Base. He served with the U.S. Air Force from 1957 to 1961.

Norman was a lifelong farmer who loved the beautiful land, horses, and cattle. He also enjoyed deer hunting after the harvest in the fall. He was a member of Moorhead Christian Church, and also served nine years on the East Monona School Board. Norman loved all of his family, especially the love of his life, Joyce.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Joyce of Soldier; three daughters, Daneen (Lee) Bell of Soldier, Noreen (Jerry) Miller of Soldier, and Kerri (Randy) Carrigan of Soldier; two sons, Jerry (Deb) Queen of Sebring, Fla., and Bobby (Tammie) Queen of Moorhead; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Dorothy; a grandson, Jacob Norman Queen; and son-in-law, Ed Bell.

Pallbearers will be Normanís grandchildren, Walker Carrigan, Nicole Shearer, Brandon Shearer, Tim Bentz, Brady Shearer, Carissa Bentz, Kelsey Bentz, Barrett Queen, Grant Russell, and Lucas Avery. Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Carrigan, Harold Holverson, Gary Kalskett, Rick Moore, Norman Peterson, Dave Victor, Jerry Miller, Richard Swain, Gale Miller, Brad Moore, Dave Mahlberg, and Mike Heck.

Memorials in Normanís memory may be directed to the Moorhead Rescue Unit or Burgess Hospice in Onawa


 

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