Norine Mahlberg

  • Born: August 16, 1930
  • Died: September 25, 2017
  • Location: Panama, Iowa

Fouts Funeral Home

501 Normal St
Woodbine, IA 51579

Tel. (712) 647-2221

Tribute & Message From The Family

Norine Lou (Walton) Mahlberg was born August 16, 1930, to Chester and Margaret (Hicks) Walton in Dunlap, Iowa. She was raised by her mother in her grandparents' home, William and Ella Hicks. Norine attended public school in Dunlap where she was active in band, baton, and basketball. She graduated from Dunlap High School with the class of 1947. On October 25, 1948, Norine was united in marriage to Henry Mahlberg, Jr. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Dunlap. They made their home in Dunlap until 1954; at which time they moved to Panama, Iowa. After Norine's youngest child started school, she took care of the books for Henry's Service. She also worked at St. Mary's Catholic School, the Baptist Memorial Home, Little Flower Haven and Myrtue Memorial Hospital. She worked her
final years at Shelby County Outreach where she taught computer training to senior citizens. Norine retired in 2012 at the age of 82 years young.

Norine was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Panama. She enjoyed reading and crocheting. She made afghans for her children, grandchildren and friends. She especially enjoyed summertime when the neighbors would gather on her front porch. Henry and Norine enjoyed dancing.

Norine died on Monday, September 25th as the result of a house fire in Panama. She attained the age of 87 years, one month, and nine days.

Norine was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Henry Mahlberg; and daughter-in-law, Carrie Mahlberg. Norine is survived by her 11 children, Joe Mahlberg of Harlan, Iowa, John & Pat Mahlberg of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Nancy & Don Langfeldt of Bellevue, Nebraska, Jeff & Linda Mahlberg of Moville, Iowa, Jerry Mahlberg and Matt & Julie Mahlberg all of Everett, Washington, Kathy & Dave Goede of Harlan, Iowa, Janet & John Duschanek of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Ed & Amy Mahlberg of Des Moines, Iowa, Andy & Robin Mahlberg of Omaha, Nebraska and Christy & Curt Mumm of Corley, Iowa; 19 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; brother, Marvin Walton of Buena Park, California; two sisters-in-law, Virginia Mahlberg of Omaha, Nebraska and Judy Wever of Des Moines, Iowa; special friend; Jane Tremel (whom Norine called her private nurse) and many other relatives and friends.


Condolence & Memory Journal

well i was missing my grandma so i thought i would just check in and say hi

Posted by kaylee mumm - harlan, IA - Grandchild   November 11, 2020

i remember i used to go to my grandmas house and would always go into the basement and play with the toys and now all i get to do is stare at and empty yard no house no grandma i miss you rest in peace grandma and thanks for all the memories they made me smile :)

Posted by kaylee mumm - harlan - Grandchild   December 04, 2018


So sorry for your loss. Norine was a lovely lady. Prayers to the family

Posted by Tim & Barb Cummings - HARLAN, IA - Friend   October 07, 2017


Heartfelt condolences to Norine's family! Her kind and gentle spirit was an inspiration to me (& many others) but, her greatest lesson was calm strength. Rest easy in the knowledge she will be remembered lovingly for an incredible life, well lived. Proud & blessed to have known her!

Posted by Julia Williams - Des Moines, IA - Family Friend   October 03, 2017


My thoughts and prayers are with the Mahlberg family during this difficult time! Remember all the great times you shared with your mom! Another good light goes out in this world and she will be missed by many!

Posted by Roxanne Linde - Harlan, IA - Family Friend   October 03, 2017

Where do I start? Oh my Lord could Norene dance the shine right off the floor, many a time we'd polka A fantastic conversationalist and even though I haven't seen her in awhile I'm proud to say she was my friend. She left behind so many great memories. God Bless The Mahlberg family and Rest In Peace Norene.

Posted by Jim Schwery Jr - Logan, IA - Friend   September 30, 2017

One great lady left us. She was never down and out even during her time illness. When my grandpuppy came to visit I would say do you want to go visit Norene and he would lead me right up to her house. She loved seeing Benny as much as he loved seeing her. She came to my daughters graduation from pharmacy school with her best friend and nurse Jane. She also made a beautiful Afghan for my daughter as a wedding gift. She loved being involved. She came up to the lake a couple times with Jane and myself and loved the porch which one time her beautiful daughters came to visit too while she was there. Again great memories of a smart sweet woman. Rest In Peace You are back with your honey in heaven.

Posted by Peggy Pauley - Panama, IA - Friend   September 29, 2017

Norine was a special lady. My mother and her were good friends. She enjoyed to visit. I just had a good visit with her on the porch two weeks ago when Punk and I took her supper. She will be missed. RIP Bev Bruck

Posted by Beverly Bruck - Panama, IA - Friend   September 28, 2017


Our sincere sympathy to Norine's family and closest friends. May you find strength in each other and comfort in your fondest memories. You hold you in our prayers ~ Bill & Mary

Posted by Bill and Mary Murtaugh - Loveland, CO   September 28, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Norene was a very special lady. Just talked to her a couple weeks ago about Pete and Sandy. Prayers to all.

Posted by Meg Kohles-Dunlo - Friend   September 28, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. Offering prayers and good wishes in this difficult time.

Posted by JOYCE HERBST KRULA - Sacramento, CA - Friend   September 27, 2017

Prayers & God's Blessings to all of the Mahlberg family. Norine worked with me at the Little Flower Haven and was such a nice person to work with. She will missed. Alice Alexander & Family

Posted by Alice Alexander - Omaha, NE - Friend   September 27, 2017

We are extremely sorry for your loss. Words can never be enough nor help your pain. We are all thinking about you in Connecticut

Posted by Pam Brac - Suffield, CT - Friend   September 27, 2017

We send our sympathy and prayers to Kathy & Dave Goede and family. We are so very sorry about your mom . In Faith,

Posted by Linda Musich - Harlan, IA - Friend   September 27, 2017

We have been neighbors to the Mahlbergs for almost 40 years. During that time we and our kids spent much time with Hank & Norine. Fishing, Camping, and going 'on tour' are some memories we will have forever. God bless your family .
It made us smile to imagine a heavenly reunion with Nub & Eunie and Hank & Norine.


Posted by Don & Mary Assmann - Panama, IA - Neighbor   September 27, 2017