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Norma Burnette Shefveland, 83

Norma Burnette Shefveland, age 83, of Ellsworth, passed away Friday, May 8, 2009, at Ellsworth Care Center.  She was born in Clarkfield, Minn., on Sept. 9, 1925, to Ludvig and Idella (Christiansen) Peterson. 

She married Robert Stanley Shefveland; they were married for 62 years.  Stan passed away on July 5, 2007.

Norma was an active member of English Lutheran Church, the Wisconsin Republican Party, and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Norma is survived by five children, Richard D. (Jeanne) Shefveland of West St. Paul, Stanley A. (Suzanne) Shefveland of Ellsworth, Wis., Patricia (Owen) Jordahl of Thatcher, Ariz., Cynthia R. (Dan) Sanner of Middleton, Del., Robert N. (Donna) Shefveland of Wausau, Wis.; 15 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; one brother, Loren (Marlow) Peterson of Clarkfield, Minn; two sisters,  Verna B. (Bill) Plowman of Midlothian, Ill., Bernice (Norman) Fliss of Belleflower, Calif.

Norma was preceded in death by her husband, Stan; parents; grandson, Richard; and sister, Dianna.

Funeral services for Norma will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at English Lutheran Church.  Rev. Lauryl Stockness will officiate.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Ellsworth.  Friends are invited to call at the church for one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

Pallbearers will be Norma's grandchildren:  Adam Sanner, Andrew Sanner, Chad Shefveland, Mathew Jordahl, Brandon Shefveland, Mitchell Shefveland, and Jeremy Smelter.

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Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Ellsworth is assisting the family with arrangements.