Norma Plath

norma plath

Norma Solvae Plath, 82, Davenport, ND, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, December 15, 2010, after a short bout with cancer.

Norma (Laske) Plath was born on January 27, 1928 near Leonard, ND to Art & Gunhild (Grant) Laske. She attended grade school at Maple River School and high school at Leonard, ND. She also attended Moorhead State College. While in high school Norma met Don Plath and they married on October 4, 1947. They moved to the family farm in rural Davenport where they lived full time until retiring from farming in 1991. After retiring, Norma and Don enjoyed their summers at Lake Lida near Vergas, MN and their winters in Las Vegas, NV.

Norma was a very crafty woman. She loved to quilt, knit and crochet. She shared her many finished projects with family and friends. Norma was active in the Bethel Moravian Church, homemakers, card club, pot luck group & Quilters Guild of North Dakota.

Norma is survived by her four children; Curt (Joy) Plath, Enderlin ND, Jim (Karen) Plath, Davenport ND, Greg (Bonnie) Plath, Kindred ND, Nancy (Gary) Heyd, Horace ND, nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, and also her brother Carl Laske, Las Vegas NV.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Don.

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  1. Golden Valley MN
    We had hoped to attend the funeral, but considering the weather and our age, we decided against the long trip.

    We will miss cousin Norma at Lake Lida. We have many memories of Don and Norma over theyars, as well as many wonderful memories of her parents, Art and Gunholde Grant Laske.

    Norma was a wonderful lady. She was a good hostess, and always welcomed company at her cottage.

    Love to her children and grandchildren. We will grieve with you all, not because of her because she is in a better place now with Don, but we grieve with you for our loss of such a fine friend and relative. Con and Marie

  2. Plymouth MN
    Curt, Jim, Greg and Nancy,

    I am sorry I can’t be there today. The four of you and your mom and dad are there in almost every memory I have of my Davenport youth. My prayers are with you and your families.


  3. Brooklyn Park MN
    I am so sorry for your loss. It is hard to lose your mom and especially so during the holidays. May angels’ wings surround you all during this difficult time and bring you some comfort.

  4. Fargo ND
    We were saddened to hear of the passing of Grandma Norma. She may be gone but she will live on in your hearts. Cherish all the wonderful memories of her. We know that she will be greatly missed.

    “Serenaded by angels, up to the throne
    Serenaded by angels, finally at home
    Surrounded by praises, to the King
    Welcome to Paradise, the angels did sing”. Words to a song by Kirk Talle. This was sung at my Mom’s funeral and the words just bring a feeling of peace knowing that she is with loved ones.

  5. Pelican Rapids Mn.Curt, Jim, Greg Nancy and families We were so sad to hear about your Mom’s passing. She was a lovely lady and she will be missed. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers . Ron , Pat, and Lila Geerdes

  6. Maplewood Minnesota
    We will miss Grandma Norma very much. Especially Pat, since she was one of the very few women who thought he is attractive.
    Although we didn’t see her very often, just knowing she was out there with her wit and wisdom was a joy. She maybe didn’t appreciate my kids calling her Grandma Norma since they referred to Don as Uncle Don, but I hope she thought it was a term of great love, because it was.

  7. Bagley Minnesota

    Dear Curt, Jim, Greg and Nancy,

    I was sorry to read in the paper of your Mom’s passing. I am sorry I won’t be able to be with you for her services.

    We go back many years of knowing all of you. Will be thinking of you during this sad time.

    Love and prayers, Elaine and Bob

  8. Huntington Beach CAAuntie Norma, I am missing you sooooo much right now! I wish more than anything else that I could have said goodbye… You are amazing & filled my life with such great joy! I love you so much and will miss you dearly. You have touched my life & placed a print on me that will last forever. I can picture your smile & hear your laughter… Thank you for the beautiful holiday memories! I will always have them in my heart. This Christmas I will sing with you in spirit. I love you & will see you again in the loving presence of our Almighty Father. I am praying for your kids & grandkids… That the love of God will surround them & that comfort & peace will be their companions.

    Thank you Lord for Auntie N. Thank You for the time we had with her. Bless her & keep her. Hold her close & give her our love… Amen.

  9. Bismarck ND
    We will miss you greatly Grandma Plath. Prayers and hugs to the family. We will be thinking about you through this sad time.

    All our Love,

    Travis and Becki Walterson

  10. Keokuk IowaNancy and family, Sorry to hear about your loss, Aunt Norma will always have a special place in our hearts, Our prayers are with you all.

  11. Chariton IowaWe are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We will miss Norma more than words can say.

  12. San Diego CAI will miss Auntie Norma very much. She was an Wonderful women and I am sooooo blessed to have had her in my life! I will miss spending Thanksgiving with her, miss laughing with her and miss sharing stories with her. My prayers go out to the entire Plath/Laske family during this time.

  13. Eagle Point ORAuntie Norma will be very missed. She was an amazing lady with the biggest heart I have ever known. My love to Greg, Jim, Kurt, Nancy and the rest of the family.

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