Norman C. Voldness, 86

Minneapolis – Norman C. Voldness of Minneapolis passed away on Monday, July 9, 2018 at his residence.
Memorial services were held on Saturday, July 21 at Washburn McReavy Nokomis Park Chapel in Minneapolis. Private internment was held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery on July 23.
Norman Voldness was born on May 29, 1932 on the Voldness farm in Norden township to the late Norman J. and Clara (Ostmoe) Voldness. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.
At the age of five, Norman and his family moved to Rosewood. He attended country school at Rosebank and graduated from Lincoln High School in Thief River Falls in 1950.
Norman served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War with one year served in Germany. He was discharged in 1955.
In May 1958, Norman was united in marriage to Marlys Melhouse at Zion Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls. They began their life together in Minneapolis, where Norman continued his education at the University of Minnesota while working at the Minneapolis Post Office. After 42 years he retired from the Post Office.
Marlys passed away March of 2004.
Survivors include daughter Ronell (Carl) Johnson; grandchildren Anthony (Rebecca) Johnson and Heather (Jason) Nyberg; great-grandsons Tyler and Ryan Johnson, all of the Minneapolis area. Also surving, sisters Joyce Bonawitz of Dilworth, Dolores Hirst of Thief River Falls; sister-in-law Loretta Voldness of Florida; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Norman was preceded in death by his wife, parents, brother Loren (2013), brothers-in-law Harald Bonawitz and Robert Hirst Sr., and nephew Robert Hirst Jr.
May his memory be blessed.
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