Norman R. Stenson, 87

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Norman Robert Stenson, the son of Ira Everett and Ruth (Swihart) Stenson, was born on August 24, 1933 on a farm near Hardy, Nebraska. He passed away on May 5, 2021 at the Superior Good Samaritan Society at Superior, Nebraska, at the age of 87 years, 8 months, 11 days.
Norman was raised on the farm and attended school in Hardy, graduating from Hardy High School. He was a 40 plus year member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Norman was inducted into the United States Navy on December 9, 1955 and was honorably discharged on December 8, 1961 serving during the Post Korean War. Norman returned to the farm and in November of 1959 he was married to Marietta Petersen. This union was blessed with three children Dana, Kent and Carol. They later divorced. On March 2, 1982 he was united in marriage to Susan Matz. To this union a daughter, Linsay, was born, along with a blended family.
Norman was a humble, quiet and gentle man. He loved farming and raising cattle. His hobbies included gardening, reading and bird watching. He loved playing cards and was a member of the Valley Home Card club and Pinochle club and was involved in 4-H and was a member of the Farm Bureau. Most of all he loved the Lord and was a faithful Christian.
Due to his health, Norman entered the Good Samaritan on April 16th, residing there until his passing.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Susan on June 15, 2016; brother Willard and his sister Virginia Lewis.
Survivors include Dana (Tim) Eitzmann, their two children and two grandchildren; Kent (Jacki) Stenson, their four children and two grandchildren; Carol (Wade) Frink, their four children and six grandchildren; Stefanie Olson, her two children; Sam (Carrie) Meyers and their three children; Rachel (Matt) Maxwell, their three children; and Linsay (Wade) VanMeter, their two children; other relatives and a host of friends.
Memorial Services with Military Honors will be held at Megrue-Price Funeral Home, Superior, Nebraska, Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 11:00 am. Matt Maxwell will officiate.
Private Family Inurnment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Superior, Nebraska.
A memorial has been established c/o the family.
Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Friday with the family present at the Megrue-Price Funeral Home, 750 N. Commercial, Superior, Nebraska.

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