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Published December 26, 2012, 12:00 AM

Norval Lien

Norval Lien passed away on December 21, 2012 at Villa Maria nursing home in Fargo.

Norval was born February 5, 1920 near Erie, MN, the son of Nils and Annetta Lien. He grew up in the Cottonwood, MN area, attended rural school and moved with the family to rural Montevideo in 1940. Based at Bergstrom Field at Austin, TX, he served with the US Air Force from 1942-1945. In 1946 he was united in marriage to June Brusven at Cottonwood, MN. In 1958 he was united in marriage to Grace Kelly at Portland, ND, where he was engaged in plumbing and trenching until 1968. From that time until his retirement he lived in Moorhead, MN and was employed by the US Postal Service as a Star Route Mail contractor. In his retirement he enjoyed spending time with friends and family in Wellton, AZ and Montevideo, MN. Among his many interests were gardening, fishing and reading.

Norval Lien

Norval Lien passed away on December 21, 2012 at Villa Maria nursing home in Fargo.

Norval was born February 5, 1920 near Erie, MN, the son of Nils and Annetta Lien. He grew up in the Cottonwood, MN area, attended rural school and moved with the family to rural Montevideo in 1940. Based at Bergstrom Field at Austin, TX, he served with the US Air Force from 1942-1945. In 1946 he was united in marriage to June Brusven at Cottonwood, MN. In 1958 he was united in marriage to Grace Kelly at Portland, ND, where he was engaged in plumbing and trenching until 1968. From that time until his retirement he lived in Moorhead, MN and was employed by the US Postal Service as a Star Route Mail contractor. In his retirement he enjoyed spending time with friends and family in Wellton, AZ and Montevideo, MN. Among his many interests were gardening, fishing and reading.

Norval is survived by his wife and children: JoAnn (Gary) McClenahen; Robert (Sharon) Kaldor, Don (Bev) Lien; Bonnie (Mike) Fosse; Linda Strand; Keith (Cathy) Kelly; Janice (Lauren) Erickson; (24) grandchildren; and (42) great grandchildren. Other survivors include: sister Alma Sheane, sister in-law Loraine Lien, and brother-in-law Vernon Kaldor.

Preceded in death by his parents, son John in infancy, and brothers: Selmer and wife Emma, James, Arthur and wife Lavina; sisters: Clara Eva in infancy, and Clara Kaldor; brother-in-laws Maynard Kaldor, Ken Sheane, and Hartford Kompelien.

Funeral Services are planned for 11:00 am, Friday December 28 at the Valley Free Lutheran Church in Portland, ND.

In lieu of flowers or memorials, the family would prefer donations to Hospice of the Red River Valley. (1701 38th St S, Suite 101, Fargo, ND 58103).

Condolences may be sent online at westfuneralhome.com

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