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Alvin Virgil Norgaard

October 11, 1928 - October 7, 2021
From: Marathon, IA
Alvin Virgil Norgaard

Alvin Virgil Norgaard

Born: October 11, 1928
Died: October 7, 2021
Age: 92

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Alvin Virgil Norgaard, the son of Hans and Marie (Bottker) Norgaard, was born October 11, 1928, near Lattimer, Iowa. His childhood years were spent on farms between Sioux Rapids, Royal and Spencer, Iowa, where he received his early education at Lincoln Township and later graduated from Spencer High School.  He enlisted in the National Guard for one year in 1948 in Leavenworth, Kansas.

     Alvin married Donna Underwood on July 2, 1950, at the First Congregational Church in Spencer.  Following their marriage, Alvin and Donna moved to a farm southeast of Spencer where they raised six children and farmed for many years. Later they built a new home in Country Villa Mobile Home Park.  In 1998, they built a new home in the south end of Spencer.  They became “snowbirds” in Texas, then Phoenix and later in Yuma, Arizona. He was a member of the First Baptist Church.  Alvin enjoyed fishing, traveling and visiting family and friends.  He especially enjoyed spending time with family and attending the kids events.  Donna passed away in 2009.

     He married Gladylou Barnes on May 1, 2010, in Claremont, California.  After their marriage, they lived in Spencer.

     Alvin passed away at his home in Marathon, IA, on Thursday, October 7, 2021, at the age of 92.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna; his 2nd wife, Gladylou; son, Todd; grandson, Jimmy Lee Norgaard, granddaughter, Dixie Rae Norgaard; infant brother, Dale Norgaard; brother and his wife, Earl and Phyllis Norgaard; sister and her husband, Fern and Harold Sembach

     He is survived by his children: Charles (Tim) and Susie Norgaard of Spencer, IA, Tom and Sharon Norgaard of Spencer, IA, Christy Craig of Spencer, IA, Terry and Antionette Norgaard of Laurens, IA, and Candice Norgaard of Marathon, IA; 23 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

Memorial services will take place 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, October 12, at Living Word Church in Spencer.

Friends and family may watch the taped service at the following link:

Pastor Barb Dean

Visitation will take place Monday, October 11, starting at 5:00 P.M., with family present from 5-7:00 P.M. at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.

"Amazing Grace"
"Long Way Home"
By Amber Norgaard
Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa
Privately prior to the services at the church


Monday, October 18, 2021 at 11:34 AM
“Have Always Thought Highly of Alvin and His Family....My Sympathy for you all! ....Mark Vandehaar”
- Mark Vandehaar
Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 11:24 AM
“I'm so sorry to hear that Alvin passed. I just saw it today. If any of you need anything call i am here.”
- Janet Galm
Friday, October 15, 2021 at 7:36 AM
Monday, October 11, 2021 at 6:01 PM
“Sending prayers and love to your family!”
- Diann and Mersadies
Monday, October 11, 2021 at 11:21 AM
“Rest In Peace Alvin! I enjoyed your snowbird visits in Yuma . Many great memories! Prayers for the family! ”
- Cindy (Bailey) Beasley
Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 2:39 PM
“My prayers and sympathy 🙏 to all in the family. Cherish your memories and remember all the good times.”
- mari lu larson
Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 2:39 PM
“We are so very sorry to hear about the passing of Alvin! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!”
- Gayle & Bryan Bailey
Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 7:42 AM
“So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers and hugs.”
- Monica Luedke
Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 7:42 AM
“Alvin norgard was a great guy. He made my Grandma Lu Barnes very happy and he will always be family. Thank you to all the Norgaards as well. I will miss him.”
- Tyler Johannsen
Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 7:42 AM
“My condolences to your family,RIP,”
- Nick laubenthal
Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 7:42 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers. ”
- Deb and Mike Wienhold
Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 7:42 AM
“I'm so sorry for your loss my heart and prayers are for the whole family”
- Mike blair
Friday, October 8, 2021 at 6:29 PM
“So sorry to hear of Alvins passing. He was a wonderful man and a blessing to so many. We will miss him. Sending our love and prayers. ”
- Jess and Ann Barnes Johannsen
Friday, October 8, 2021 at 5:26 PM
“i am so sorry for the passing of Alvin im a close neighbor that was always checking on him 2 3 times aday. i like doing that we would always give each other a bad time. he would always laugh. am sorry for him passing. i will mis him and our little talks we had. S oe now now he will rest in peace. and he will be miss by alot of people,”
- Karen Etherington
Friday, October 8, 2021 at 5:26 PM
“will miss you so rest in peace”
- Karen Etherington
Friday, October 8, 2021 at 5:26 PM
“We were so sorry to hear of your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family”
- Steve and Barb Meyer
Friday, October 8, 2021 at 5:26 PM
“We will be thinking of all of you in the days ahead. You are always in our hearts.
- David and Karen Witt
Friday, October 8, 2021 at 10:45 AM
“Tim and Susie, so sorry to hear about your dad. Prayers to the family.”
- Marlene Westphalen
Friday, October 8, 2021 at 7:13 AM
“Sending prayers to the Alvin Norgaard family. ”
- Loren and Rhonda Remillard
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