Norman Horntvedt, 86

Funeral services for Norman Horntvedt of Baudette will be held on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Wabanica Lutheran Church in Baudette. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5-7 PM at Helgeson Funeral Home in Baudette. Interment will be at the Wabanica Cemetery in Baudette.

Norman Vernon Horntvedt was born on August 1, 1925 in Spooner, MN to Jennie (Pederson) and Anton Horntvedt.  He attended school at the Wabanica School north of Baudette.

Norman married Helen (Bowman) on December 2, 1951 in International Falls, MN.  They lived on the family farm in Wabanica.  Norman lived on the farm his entire life and was very proud that his son Vern took over the farm from he and Helen.  Vern is the third generation of Horntvedt’s to work the land.  The farm will be a Centennial farm in 2014, in the family for 100 years.

Norman enjoyed the outdoors.  He hunted deer for many years, many of them from his 8700 tractor.  He enjoyed four wheeling very much and fished a lot.  Most importantly Norman faithfully followed his children and grandchildren in the events they participated in.  He loved being a great-grandfather to his great-grandson, Ty.  Norman loved his family and enjoyed spending time with all of them.

Norman Horntvedt passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at his home.   He was 86 years old.

He is survived by his wife Helen of Baudette; son, Vernon (Pam) of Baudette and Michael (Katie) of Alva, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Kelsey (Chase) Grinsteiner of Greenbush, Kyle Horntvedt of Fargo, Chris Horntvedt of Oklahoma City, and Eric Horntvedt of Reno; sister, Marian Pirkl of Baudette, and great-grandson, Ty Grinsteiner.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Jennie and Anton Horntvedt.

Memorials are preferred to Wabanica Lutheran church. 

Helgeson Funeral Home of Baudette is entrusted with the arrangements.  Online guestbook at:   www.helgesonfuneralhome.com

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