MAYWOOD -- Arlo Ray "John" Norgaard, 78, of Maywood, died Thursday (Nov. 22, 2007) at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte.
He was born May 23, 1929, in Norman, to John and Nellie (Nielsen) Norgaard. He was baptized in the Norman Lutheran Church. He graduated from Maywood High School in 1946.
On June 8, 1952, he married Mary Ann Shirley in Cambridge at the Cambridge Methodist Church. After his father's death in 1947, he took over the family farm where he continued to work until he retired in 1994. He helped his son farm and ranch until his death.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Norma and brother-in-law, Bud Snyder.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann of Maywood; three children, Vana and husband, Max Hejtmanek of Orleans, Vernon of Maywood and Vicky and husband, Neil Hendricks of Oconto; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at United Methodist Church in Maywood at 10:30 a.m., on Tuesday. Burial to follow the service at Maywood Cemetery.
Visitation is today until 7 p.m., at Blase-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial Chapel.
Memorials are suggested to the Maywood Ambulance.
Blase-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.