Obituary: Florence Narum

Florence L. Narum, age 88, of Mabel, died Sunday, August 18, 2013 at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.
Florence 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, where they operated Walker Drug until 1979.  They then lived in Florida until moving back to Mabel in 1985.  Mervin later died on 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.
Florence is survived by children Jacqulyn Kinney of Princeton, Jimmy (Rachel) of Mabel, and Jay (Jeannie) of Elk River; 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, her parents, a son-in-law Ron Kinney, a brother Norman Hage, and a sister Norma Onsgard.
Memorial services were held August 21 at the Scheie Lutheran Church in rural Mabel.  Burial was in the church cemetery.

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