Obit: Norlin, Ellen M. (1919 - 2016)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Hadden, Miller, Motley, Norlin, Paterson, Rhody

----Source: WIGM/WKEB Obituaries (Medford, WI) 9/18/2016

Norlin, Ellen M. (Motley) (16 MAR 1919 - 16 SEP 2016)

Ellen M. Norlin, 97, currently of Medford, formerly of Ogema, passed at Friday September 16, 2016 at Aspirus Care and Rehab in Medford.

Ellen was born March 16, 1919 in Ogema to Harland and Ebba (Miller) Motley. She attended Centerville Grade School and was a 1939 Graduate of Westboro High School.

Ellen married Raymond E. Norlin in Ashland, WI on March 16, 1948. Raymond preceded her in death on September 2, 2005.

Following high school, Ellen went to work on the family farm. After her marriage to Raymond, they purchased a home east of Ogema. She worked and assisted her husband with his business, Norlin Insurance Agency for over 30 years.

Ellen was a Lady Lion of the Ogema Lions Club and member of Ogema Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, singing and playing music, sewing, and refinishing furniture.

She is survived by her children: Dolly (Lloyd) Hadden of Ogema, Pat (Rick) Paterson of Salt Lake City, UT, John (Suzanne) Norlin of Windsor, CO., Brother Paul (Grace) Motley of St. Paul, MN, 9 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Ellen is further preceded in death by her Parents, Brothers: Charles (Edna) Motley, Loyd (Leinad) Motley, Lewis Motley, George (Joyce) Motley, Morris (Ruth) Motley.

Funeral Services for Ellen will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday September 19, 2016 at Ogema Baptist Church with Pastor Donald Rhody officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at church, beginning at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery.

Memorial donations in honor of Ellen can be made to Forest Springs Camp and Conference Center Scholarship Fund.

Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements.

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