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Stanley Conrad Norquist

Stanley Conrad Norquist, age 87 of Cokato, died Thursday, May 26, 2005 at the Cokato Manor, where he has been residing since August 2004.

Stan was born Sept. 6, 1917 in Roseau to Herman and Alma (Jacobson) Norquist. He grew up on a farm near Roseau.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army Feb. 25, 1941, and was honorably discharged Oct. 6, 1945 after serving 17 months in Greenland, and also in Germany, where he fought in the “Battle of the Bulge.”

Stan married Opal R. Christenson April 29, 1939. They had one daughter, Darlene, who lives in Monticello.

Stan married Eleanor Lundell April 19, 1944. He and Eleanor had two sons, David, who lives in Vero Beach, Fla.; and another son who only lived a few hours.

In addition to Darlene and David, Stan is survived by sons Allan W. Johnson of Seattle, Wash.; and Wolfgang Geukler of Schweinfurt, Germany; four sisters: Ruby Dahlgren of Wannaska, Mae Arnold of Oglesby, Ill.; Edna Hurd, and Gladys Karlsen and her husband, Carroll, all of Warroad.

He is further survived by 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Stan was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Eleanor; an infant son; brothers Elner, Arnold, and Walter Norquist; and sister Edythe (Norquist) Pence.

A celebration of Stan’s life will take place at a later date.

Arrangements are by Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel in Monticello.

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