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Norine Mahlberg
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“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...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: kaylee mumm - harlan - Grandchild

“So sorry for your loss. Norine was a lovely lady. Prayers to the family ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Tim & Barb Cummings - HARLAN, IA

“Heartfelt condolences to Norine's family! Her kind and gentle spirit was an inspiration to me (& many others) but, her greatest lesson was calm...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Julia Williams - Des Moines, IA

“My thoughts and prayers are with the Mahlberg family during this difficult time! Remember all the great times you shared with your mom! Another...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Roxanne Linde - Harlan, IA

“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...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Jim Schwery Jr - Logan, IA

“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...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Peggy Pauley - Panama, IA

“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...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Beverly Bruck - Panama, IA

“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...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Bill and Mary Murtaugh - Loveland, CO

“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. ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: Meg Kohles-Dunlo - Friend

“I am so sorry for your loss. Offering prayers and good wishes in this difficult time. ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: JOYCE HERBST KRULA - Sacramento, CA

“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. ...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Alice Alexander - Omaha, NE

“We are extremely sorry for your loss. Words can never be enough nor help your pain. We are all thinking about you in Connecticut ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Pam Brac - Suffield, CT - Friend

“We send our sympathy and prayers to Kathy & Dave Goede and family. We are so very sorry about your mom . In Faith, ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Linda Musich - Harlan, IA

“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...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Don & Mary Assmann - Panama, IA


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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.