Memorial services for Kenneth Norby, age 88, of Roswell, N.M. and formerly of Hettinger, N.D., will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2013 at the Centennial Chapel (former Congregational Church) of the Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home in Hettinger, ND.Posted April 1, 2013
Memorial services for Kenneth Norby, age 88, of Roswell, N.M. and formerly of Hettinger, N.D., will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2013 at the Centennial Chapel (former Congregational Church) of the Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home in Hettinger, ND. Pastor Ron Nelson will officiate with burial in the Hettinger Cemetery.
Full military honors will be afforded by the Johnson-Melary American Legion Post #115.
Kenneth Norby, “Kenny”, as he was known by all that knew him, was born June 12, 1924 to Sven and Serena (Skogen) Norby on the farmstead north of Hettinger, N.D. He was one of nine sons and four daughters.
Kenny was married to Alice Powell at Kalispell, Mont. on Oct. 26, 1947. Alice passed away Jan. 17, 1980. Kenny was united in marriage to Doris Ennis on Feb. 27, 1991. Following their marriage, they resided in Roswell, N.M.
Kenny was a WWII veteran, serving in the United States Army, and will be remembered as a carpenter and a very good one. He built and remodeled many homes and was a perfectionist about his work. The work he did showed that. He was a very loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He spent a lot of time on his cell phone always wanting to know what everyone was doing.
His great-grandchildren were the apple of his eye. They are into about all sports including rodeo and hockey. Kenny loved hearing about their accomplishments. The great-grandchildren were always ready to call him and let him know how they did. Needless to say he spent a lot of time on the phone with them. Prior to his passing, he was able to hear about Jordan winning the Wyoming State Wrestling Championship and Taylor and her team winning the Wyoming State Hockey Championship, Taylor rodeos and after each event he would get a call. Kourtney is in Girl Scouts, Jacob is into 4-wheeling, Chase and Chelsea are into 4-H projects.
Garrett is in college and Brent is in the Police Cadet Program wanting to be a policeman. How lucky he was to be able to know all of the things they did. He will truly be missed by these kids. Kenneth passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 from a hard fought battle with cancer at home with family by his side.
Grateful for having shared in his life are his wife, Doris, Roswell, N.M.; daughter, Barbara (Larry) Moe, Spearfish, S.D.; son, Allan (Sharon) Norby, Red Lodge, Mont.; five grandchildren, Todd (Deda) Moe, Rapid City, S.D., Lisa (Eric) Pingrey, Douglas, Wyo., Brian (Tracy) Moe, Fredrick, Colo., Christy (Mark) Kleinwaechter, Dickinson, N.D. and Billy (Sharon) Norby, Minot, N.D.; eight great-grandchildren, Garret and Brent Moe, Jordan and Taylor Pingrey, Kourtney and Jacob Kleinwaechter and Chase Kilzer and Chelsea Dodge; one step-son, Bobby (Helen) Berry, Appomoattox, Va.; one step-grandson, Robert (Catherine) Berry; two step-great grandsons, Carter and Rayn Berry; one brother, Carl Norby, Mobridge, S.D.; three brothers-in-law, Billy (Mary Beth) Powell, Mott, N.D. and Cecil Conner and Jessie Conner, in Richmond Va.; one sister-in-law, Ione Irwin, Spearfish, S.D.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Kenny was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Alice, in 1980; and 11 brothers and sisters.
A Memorial has been established to Hospice.