Minnie Norberg

Minnie Norberg

  • Funeral Date: 3/24/14
  • Funeral Time: 11:30AM
  • Date of Birth: 12/27/26
  • Date of Death: 3/12/14
  • Funeral Location: Benson & Langehough Funeral Home

Minnie Mae Carter Norberg was born on December 27, 1926, in Nashville, Tennessee, to W. Wheeler and Beulah (Nix) Carter.  She was raised in Louisville, Kentucky, and as a young lady, in order to help support her family, left school and worked in the mail room of the Belnap Company in Louisville.  On January 2, 1948, in Louisville, Minnie married Wayne W. Norberg, a Minnesotan who had moved to Louisville to serve in the US Army.  Following Wayne’s honorable discharge, they moved to Northfield and worked as dorm residence directors at St. Olaf College.  In 1949, they returned to Louisville and in 1957 they moved to Dundas.  Minnie was a homemaker and child care provider.  Following retirement they moved to Northfield.  Wayne passed away on December 20, 1997.  In 1998, Minnie moved to the Northfield Retirement Community and in 2009 to St. Lucas Care Center in Faribault.  She enjoyed flowers, crocheting and children.  Minnie loved to spend her time writing letters to family and friends, and reading her Bible.

Minnie Mae is survived by her children: DuWayne (Kristine) Norberg of Dundas, Beulah Lhotka of Gainesville, Virginia, Marianne (Michael) Nitz of Northfield, Darlene (Wayne) Jeno of Owatonna, Doris (David) Nelson of Fairfax; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; her brother Joseph Carter of Louisville;  other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband, infant son Wayne Jr., 3 brothers Robert Lancaster, Paul and Bill Carter, her sister Katherine Garrett, and her parents.

Minnie passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at St. Lucas Care Center at the age of 87.

Funeral services will be 11:30AM Monday, March 24, 2014, at the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home in Northfield with Bruce Van Stelton and Shay Neumann officiating.  Music will be provided by Kristen Nelson and Anna Nelson.   Interment will be at Northfield Cemetery.  Casket bearers will be Kyle Bahr, Ryan Hughes, Eric Nelson, Jason Norberg and Shane Wells.   Visitation will be 2-5PM Sunday, March 23, 2014 at the funeral home. Visitation will continue on Monday one hour prior to the service.

Memorials are preferred to Alzheimer research.

Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. www.northfieldfuneral.com


  1. Wilfred Aarestad

    Dear family,

    Thelma and I had so many good days[and nights] with Wayne and Minnie from the 50s to 70s in Dundas and Northfield. They often stopped on the way to see Don and Ethel in Regina. It was sad to note her deteriorating health and her
    long time at Caregivers. All my sympathy to the children. Wilfred Aarestad.

  2. Steve and Karen Pedigo

    Your parents’ care reached many. Our sympathy to the family.

  3. Susan (Breckenridge) Korkowski

    Mini was such a great neighbor for so many years when we lived across the street to her in Dundas. my Parents were Gary and Norita Breckenridge. I remember her babysitting me several times and one time I even got to stay over night! Mini and Wayne were so kind. I always enjoyed my time with her. I remember her always wearing a dress, always having her bible close by, and she always had a smile. The picture you picked is what I remember! Rest in Peace Mini I know you will be missed. Prayers for your family.

  4. Linda and Ron McMaine

    We had a special bond for Minnie Mae because of interpreting for her deaf sister Katherine in Kentucky. We were always glad to see her when she came to visit. Sympathy to the family.

  5. Julie Evans

    Minnie and Wayne were so kind to us when I moved to Northfield in 1996 as a widow with a 6-year-old son. Wayne hung David’s swing for him and left him a little gift–a Matchbox car–on top of the mailbox. Minnie was like a grandma, too.
    I also loved to see “Minnie Mae” when I was a child in Kentucky because she always had a big smile and a hug.

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