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Norma Brunskill

October 30, 2012
Estherville Daily News

ESTHERVILLE - Funeral services for Norma Brunskill, 71, of Estherville will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Estherville with Pastor Frederick Jensen officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville. Interment will be at East Side Cemetery in Estherville.

She died Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at her home in Estherville.

Norma (Larsen) Brunskill, the daughter of Norman and Dalmer (Larsen) Larsen, was born was born July 29, 1941, in Estherville.

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Norma Brunskill

She received her education in the Sentral of Fenton schools, graduating from Sentral of Fenton High School in 1959.

Norma was employed at Emmet County State Bank in Estherville for three years, before starting her family. On June 5, 1971, Norma was united in marriage to John Brunskill. The couple continued making their home in Estherville and Norma also worked for Iowa Trust and Savings Bank in Estherville, which was purchased by Bank of America and she remained there for 27 years. John died in 1988. Norma was employed at Northstar Bank and Insurance Agency for 10 1/2 years until her retirement in 2007. Norma was a very hard worker and enjoyed lifelong friends. In her leisure time Norma enjoyed cooking, playing cards and especially spending time with her friends and family, especially her beloved grandchildren.

Norma was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church, where she served as financial secretary. She was also a member of the Avera Holy Family Health Foundation and secretary of the Izaac Walton League. Norma loved bowling and was a member of the Estherville Bowling Hall of Fame. She was also very active in Emmet County Relay For Life.

Left to cherish Norma's life are her sons, Tim Reisner and his wife, Deb, of Golden Valley, Minn. and Tom Reisner and his wife, Lynn, of Estherville; grandchildren, J. D., Zachary, Hannah, Noah and Joshua Reisner of Golden Valley, Minn., Ashton Reisner of Iowa City and John Reisner of Estherville; great-grandchild, Isaac; sister, Mary Lou Semler, and her husband Dr. Craig, of Hampton; niece, Lauren Nolte and her husband, Matt and their daughter, Evelyn and nephew, Scot Semler.

She has been preceded in death by her husband and parents.

In lieu of flowers Norma's family prefer that memorial donations be directed to Redeemer Lutheran Church or Emmet County Relay For Life.

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