Florence Narum, 88, of Mabel
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 4:27 AM
Florence L. Narum, 88, of Mabel, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.
She was born April 30, 1925, in Spring Grove to Edwin and Gina (Larson) Hage. She attended the Tawney School and graduated from Mabel High School in 1943.
On March 25, 1944, she married Mervin Narum at the farm near Tawney. They operated a grocery store in Mabel until 1948 when they moved to Minneapolis while Mr. Narum attended pharmacy school at the University of Minnesota. After completing his schooling, they moved to Detroit Lakes for a year before moving to Walker, Minn., where they operated Walker Drug until 1979. They then lived in Florida until moving back to Mabel in 1985.
Mrs. Narum was a member of the Scheie Lutheran Church and WELCA, and a former member of the Walker Legion and VFW auxiliaries. She enjoyed cooking, cleaning, golf, playing cards, socializing, crocheting, and hunting and fishing.
She is survived by three children, Jacqulyn Kinney of Princeton, Minn., Jimmy (Rachel) of Mabel and Jay (Jeannie) of Elk River, Minn.; seven grandchildren, Ronald, Scott and Troy Kinney, Trevor and Melissa Narum, and Matt and Kyle Narum; six great-grandchildren, Lexi, Tanner, Malari, Emma, Luke and Jack.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mervin, on March 25, 1991; a son-in-law, Ron Kinney; a brother, Norman Hage; and a sister, Norma Onsgard.
Memorial services were held on Wednesday at the Scheie Lutheran Church in rural Mabel with the Rev. Mary Waudby officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel assisted with arrangements.