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Norma L. Barthel, 85

Norma L. Barthel, age 85, of Elk River, formerly from Albertville, died Monday, July 11, 2011, at Guardian Angels Care Center in Elk River.

She was born Feb. 19, 1926, in Mobridge, SD, the daughter of Edwin and Elda Fenske Hansen.

Norma was joined in holy marriage to Ervin J. Barthel October 1947, in Minneapolis.  God blessed their marriage with five children.

Norma and Ervin engaged in dairy farming for many years where the Albertville Outlet Mall presently sits.  Norma also was employed for 25 years at Parkview Care Center in Buffalo, and volunteered through RSVP.

She enjoyed family get-to gathers and traveling.

Norma was a faithful member of The Church of St. Andrew in Elk River, and a former member of The Church of St. Albert in Albertville.  She was also a member of Christian Mothers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ervin in 1985.

Norma is survived by her children, Larry (Sue) Barthel of Albertville, Linda (Harvey) Mauk of Howard Lake, Michael Barthel of Monticello, Douglas Barthel of Portland, OR, and Roxanne (Robert) Humphreys of Elk River; a sister, Bernice Anderson of Mobridge, SD; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place Thursday, July 14 at 11 a.m. at St. Albert’s Catholic Church in Albertville, followed by interment at St. Albert’s Catholic Cemetery in Albertville.

Visitation also took place at the church Wednesday evening, July 13 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Casket bearers were Danny Mauk, Harlan Mauk, David Doroff, Chuck Barthel, Paul Barthel, and Leon Barthel.

The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home served the family.  Online condolences: thepetersonchapel.com.