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Norma Mae Lewis

Norma Mae Lewis, age 82 of Montrose, died Wednesday, March 2, 2005 at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.

She was born Jan. 31, 1923 in Columbia Heights to the late Joel and Rose (Maser) Soderholm.

Norma lived in various towns during her lifetime, spending most of her childhood in Medicine Lake. She graduated from high school in Minneapolis.

Norma was a devoted housewife and mother all her life. After her children left home, she was employed at various jobs outside of her home.

She enjoyed crafts, and was involved with senior clubs and Christian women’s clubs.

Norma especially enjoyed the time she spent with family and friends.

She is survived by her children: Jim Lewis of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; Patricia Leith of Houston, Texas; Shirley Poore of Columbia Heights, Carrie Bren of Brooklyn Center, Richard Lewis of Montrose, Gene (Debra) Lewis of LeCenter, and Mark Lewis of Buffalo; siblings Joyce Lewis of Coon Rapids, John (Evelyn) Soderholm of Tennessee, and Charles (Shirley) Soderholm of Grand Marais; 18 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings William Soderholm, Bernice Kubie, and Ellora Strumke.

A memorial service took place Saturday, March 5 at 11 a.m. at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo with the Rev. Highland Goodman officiating.

Visitation took place one hour prior to the memorial service.

The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo served the family.

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