Monday, January 2, 2017 4:51 pm
Norene Henrietta Landsgard, 85, of Gunder and Clermont died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, at the Barthell O.E.S Home in Decorah. Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 1, at 2:30 p.m. at Marion Lutheran Church, Gunder, with The Rev. Marshall Hahn officiating. Visitation was from 1 to 2:30 p.m., before the service at the church Sunday. A private family graveside service will be held at Marion Lutheran Cemetery, Gunder, at a later date. Condolences may be left with graufuneralhomes.com. Schutte – Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Postville, was in charge of arrangements.
Norene was born Jan., 29, 1931, to Ole and Nina (Loftsgard) Amundson in rural Clermont. She was baptized Feb. 11, 1931, and confirmed June 3, 1945, at West Clermont Lutheran Church, Clermont. Norene graduated from Clermont High School in 1948, where she was active in choir and band and played on the women’s basketball team. Norene was united in marriage with Gordon Lee Landsgard Aug. 5, 1950, at East Clermont Lutheran Church in rural Clermont. While raising their family, they farmed one mile east of Gunder, and had dairy cows and hogs until moving to Clermont in 1996. Norene was a true partner with her husband, joining him in all the farming duties. Together they raised their six children and enjoyed spending time with their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Norene lived out her faith as an active member at Marion Lutheran Church as a Sunday school teacher, children’s choir director, Ladies Aid member and officer, and adult choir member. Music was an important part of her life and she loved to sing with the Sunday Morning News. She was a member of the Tre-Ore Club in Clermont.
Norene is survived by her six children: Brenda (David) Carlson of Decorah, Gary (Marsha) Landsgard of Postville, Daryl (Shirley Best) Landsgard of Gunder, Alan Landsgard of Gunder, Linda Schlein of Monona and Loren (Lori) Landsgard of Fairbank; 11 grandchildren: Jenny Kleiner, Jonathan (Sarah) Carlson, Carson (Melissa) Landsgard, Holly Zimmerman, Tyson (Heidi) Landsgard, Justin (Brittnie) Landsgard, Nikala ( Ethan Rink) Landsgard, Kyle (Susie) Schlein, Katie (Jake) Warner, Madison Landsgard and Parker Landsgard; 15 great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren: Jennifer Lembezeder, Beth Wahlberg, Amy Bruening and Annie Muir and families; one brother, Kenneth (Ruth) Amundson of Clermont; and sister-in-law, Johanna Amundson.
Norene was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Lee Landsgard; parents, Ole and Nina Amundson; brothers and sisters-in-law, Almer and Marjorie Amundson, Morris and Hildur Amundson, Art and Norma Amundson, Clarence Amundson and Clifford Amundson, who died in infancy.