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Published January 17, 2013, 12:00 AM

Norman W. Lichtsinn

Norman W. Lichtsinn, 80, Moorhead, MN, died on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, in Sanford Health, Fargo, due to complications from an injury sustained in an automobile accident.

Norm was born on August 15, 1932, in Graceville, MN, to Frederich and Henrietta (Ulrich) Lichtsinn. He grew up on a farm near Dumont, MN, and graduated from high school in Morris, MN. He attended the University of Minnesota and then enlisted in the U.S. Army in June 1953, serving until May of 1955. He returned to Wheaton, MN, where he farmed with his brothers until going to work for Farm Bureau Insurance. In 1964 he moved to Moorhead as agency manager for the Clay County Farm Bureau Insurance agency. Norman married Carolyn Larson on July 9, 1977 in Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Moorhead. He opened Lichtsinn-Anderson Insurance Agency in Moorhead, and continued to work up until his death. Norm loved gardening, fishing and hunting. His love for his family was the defining feature of his life. He was a generous and caring man, always putting others before himself.

Norman W. Lichtsinn

Norman W. Lichtsinn, 80, Moorhead, MN, died on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, in Sanford Health, Fargo, due to complications from an injury sustained in an automobile accident.

Norm was born on August 15, 1932, in Graceville, MN, to Frederich and Henrietta (Ulrich) Lichtsinn. He grew up on a farm near Dumont, MN, and graduated from high school in Morris, MN. He attended the University of Minnesota and then enlisted in the U.S. Army in June 1953, serving until May of 1955. He returned to Wheaton, MN, where he farmed with his brothers until going to work for Farm Bureau Insurance. In 1964 he moved to Moorhead as agency manager for the Clay County Farm Bureau Insurance agency. Norman married Carolyn Larson on July 9, 1977 in Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Moorhead. He opened Lichtsinn-Anderson Insurance Agency in Moorhead, and continued to work up until his death. Norm loved gardening, fishing and hunting. His love for his family was the defining feature of his life. He was a generous and caring man, always putting others before himself.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; son Ronald (Cindy) Lichtsinn, Austin, MN; daughter Carol (Russ) Henry, Moorhead; step-sons, Mike (Lynn) Larson, Fargo, ND, and Jeff (Debra) Larson, Carver, MN; brothers Eldren (Mavis) Lichtsinn, Wheaton, MN, and Kenneth Lichtsinn, Reno, NV; sister Lois Rothfusz, Roseville, MN; grandchildren, Cory (Liz) Henry, Lyndsey Henry Cox, Drew Larson, Samantha Larson, and Zachary Larson; great-grandchildren, Conner, Elsa and Isabelle Henry, and Kaiya and Emma Cox. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Russel and Merton; sister Bernice, grandson Jason Henry.

Visitation: Thursday, January 17, 2013, from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M., with a prayer service at 7, in Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead, MN.

Funeral: Friday, January 18, 2013, at 11:00 A.M., in Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Moorhead, MN.

Interment: Moorhead Memorial Gardens, Moorhead, MN.

Video tribute and online guestbook at www.wrightfuneral.com

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