Clarice M. YngveClarice M. Yngve, age 91, of Karlstad, MN, passed away on Friday, June 19, 2009, at Karlstad Memorial Healthcare Center.
Clarice M. Yngve
Clarice M. Yngve, age 91, of Karlstad, MN, passed away on Friday, June 19, 2009, at Karlstad Memorial Healthcare Center.
Clarice Mae Moen was born on Easter Sunday, March 31, 1918, to Henry H. and Ida Moen of rural Halma. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at the Eidsvold Lutheran Church in Halma, MN. She attended the Beaton School after which she attended Karlstad High School. She took a cosmetology course at the New York Hair Dressing Academy in Fargo, ND. Following that, she was married to Donald "Vernie" Nordin in Karlstad. Their children were Douglas, Cheryl and Jan. Clarice worked for several years at Anderson Clothing Dept., and Winjum's Clothing. Clarice and Donald ran the Nordin Café for many years and she was later employed by the Karlstad Hospital as receptionist, in charge if admissions, medical records and insurance. Donald Nordin passed away in 1965, at the age of 48. Clarice retired from her office job and went to Minneapolis, where her children lived. There, she worked at Conway Fire and Extinguishers for a short time before her marriage to Oscar Yngve. Together they continued to live in Minneapolis and enjoyed spending time at the cabin on Horseshoe Lake in Merrifield, MN. Later, they moved to Karlstad where they bought a home and lived until Oscar passed away in September of 1989.
Clarice was a busy person in the community. She sang in the First Lutheran Church Choir for nearly sixty years and enjoyed singing with friends in ensembles at events in the community. She was a member and served as an officer in organizations including the First Lutheran WELCA, Church Council, Sunday School, Fraternal Order for Seniors, the American Legion Auxiliary, Royal Neighbors, and the Karlstad Golf Club. She loved to play the piano at church and numerous community events. She thoroughly enjoyed her Bridge group and Birthday Club. She welcomed everyone into her home and had a genuine interest in getting to know them. She he was a wonderful cook and loved to entertain visitors.
She was preceded in death by husbands Donald Nordin and Oscar Yngve; one daughter, Cheryl Wester; two brothers, Harold Moen and Ferdie Moen; and two sisters, Myrtle Wann and Vina Hagen.
Clarice is survived by her sons, Doug Nordin of Karlstad, MN, and Jan (Diedre) Nordin of Thief River Falls, MN; grandchildren, Steven (Holly) Wester, Jacqueline Franzmeier, Eric (Martha) Nordin, Jed (Melanie) Nordin, Thomas (Betsy) Nordin, Kate (Cory) Anderson, Adam (Wendy) Nordin, Bailey Nordin. Great grandchildren include, Lindsay & Cassidy Wester, Summer, Rachel & Randy Franzmeier, Wyatt & Tucker Nordin, Kinley & Alec Nordin, Brady & Mari Nordin, Briggs Anderson, and Wylie Nordin.
Clarice most recently lived at the Karlstad Memorial Healthcare Center. She will be dearly missed.
Funeral: Monday, June 22, 2009, at 11:00 a.m., in First Lutheran Church, Karlstad, MN.
Visitation: One hour prior to the service at the church.
Interment: Karlstad Cemetery
Online guestbook at www.wrightfuneral.com