Florence Narum, 88, of Mabel
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 6:10 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 the 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 Mervin attended pharmacy school at the U of M.
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. Mervin died March 25, 1991.
Florence 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.
Survivors include three children, Jacqulyn Kinney of Princeton, Jimmy (Rachel) of Mabel, and Jay (Jeannie) of Elk River; seven grandchildren: Ronald, Scott, and Troy Kinney, Trevor and Melissa Narum, and Matt and Kyle Narum; and six great-grandchildren: Lexi, Tanner, Malari, Emma, Luke and Jack.
Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Ron Kinney, a brother, Norman Hage, and a sister, Norma Onsgard.
Memorial services will be 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the Scheie Lutheran Church in rural Mabel with the Rev. Mary Waudby officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.mengisfuneralhome.com.