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Shirley J. Norland, 86

Shirley J. Norland, 86, of Grand Forks, N.D., died on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, at the Valley Senior Living Center, Grand Forks.
Shirley Janet Willett was born Nov. 10, 1935, in Park Rapids, Minn., the daughter of Wayne and Lucille (Wetherall) Willett. She and her family moved to the Park Rapids area until they moved to Olney, Mont. Shirley moved back to Humboldt, Minn., in 1951 to help on the farm of her Uncle Victor Younggren and Aunt Verla. She graduated from Northwest School of Agriculture, University of Minnesota, Crookston, with the class of 1954.
On June 25, 1954, she was united in marriage to Earl Norland in Lancaster, Minn. They lived in the Humboldt and Hallock, Minn., area until 1981 when they moved to Perham, Minn. Shirley moved to Grand Forks in October 2017 to reside at Parkwood Senior Living Center.
Shirley is survived by her children, James (Gail) Norland of Detroit Lakes, Minn., Daniel Norland of St. Louis, Mo., Julie (Ronald) Nokelby of East Grand Forks, Minn., Scott (Sara) Norland of Oak Grove, Minn.; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; siblings, Rodger, Asher, Karen, Marlene and Virgie; sister-in-law, Verna Lyberg; many cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl; parents; brother, David Willett; sister, Darla McCullough; uncle and aunt, Victor and Verla Younggren; father and mother-in-law, Harry and Clara Norland; brother and sister-in-law, Dennis and Ruby Norland; sister and brother-in-law, Harriet and Lloyd Farbo; and brother-in-law, Andy Lyberg.
A graveside memorial service will be on Saturday, Oct. 15, 11 a.m., at Riverview Memorial Gardens, 611 Central Ave, Lancaster. Following the burial, there will be a luncheon at Sion Lutheran Church, 301 Central Ave, Lancaster, MN.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the Riverview Memorial Gardens, Lancaster, or your local hospice.
Arrangements by Dahl Funeral Home of East Grand Forks. Online Guest Book available on Shirley’s page at

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