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Georgia Ann Norell was born September 6, 1930, in Ellsworth, MN, the daughter of John D. and Marian (Clark) Miller. Raised through the depression and WWII, Georgia graduated from Ellsworth High School, class of 1948. On February 9, 1949, Georgia and Clayton Norell were united in marriage, living for a short time in Comfrey, MN and the past 65 years in Darfur, MN. They raised eight children through Darfur and Comfrey schools and all eight children achieved post-secondary degrees. Georgia was the #1 supporter for her kids, grandkids, and great grandkids. She never missed an event for her kids, encouraging them to be active learners and to participate in co-curricular's. Georgia worked at Medtronics, Tri-County Oil and for twenty five years at the Comfrey Times. She loved all sports and was a devoted fan of the Timberwolves, Lynx, Vikings, & MN Twins. She served several terms on the Darfur City Council and the board of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She had a beautiful singing voice and especially loved country gospel and the old church hymns.
Loving and mourning her are her children: Lynnae (Steven) Anderson of Edina, MN, Duane (Carmen) of Columbia, S.C., Dale (Deb) of Rochester, MN, Andrea (Lyle) Blom of Mt. Lake, MN, Karen Norell of Granite Falls, MN, Marian Norell of Granite Falls, MN, and Jeffrey (Colleen) of Owatonna; 12 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; a sister - Brenda of Sioux Falls, SD, a sisters-in-law - Verna Miller of Jackson, MN and Ellen Amsden of Springfield, MN; a brother-in-law - Clifford Norell of Sacred Heart, MN; and beloved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents - John and Marian Miller; in-laws - Martin and Ellen Norell; husband - Clayton in 2013; a son - Michael in 2000; a great grandson - Benjamin Blom; siblings - Warren (June) Miller, Marvella (George) Aielts, James Miller, Shirlee Miller; brothers-in-law - Fay Amsden and Charles Gacke; and a nephew - Tony Miller.
Published on January 25, 2017
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