Bertha Norgaard

bertha norgaard

January 23, 1918 ~ April 3, 2016

Norgaard, Bertha nee: Wiese, age 98, of Leonia, on April 3, 2016. She was born in Cicero, Illinois and was a retail worker at EJ Korvettes and a Clerical worker after the chain closed in 1980. Beloved wife of the late Karl Georg Norgaard. Devoted mother of Gary Norgaard and his wife Donna. Cherished grandmother of Kristen, Karl, Erik and Mark. Loving sister of Evelyn Silverman. She was an extraordinary mother to her son Gary after her husband pre-deceased her in 1953; often working long hours to be both mother and father. Despite having to leave school before high school due to the Depression she was a poet and artist of authentic talent. She was kind and generous to anyone I need. Her sacrifice and dedication is the foundation of our family for which she will always be honored. Cryptside Service Monday in Madonna Mausoleum at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the New Jersey Bankruptcy Fund. For condolences, directions, or information call (201) 944-0100 or»(Do not delete this line. It does not print. Text that is to appear on web must be entered before this line)


Graveside Service: April 11, 2016 10:00 am

Madonna Mausoleum
2070 Hoefleys Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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Madonna Mausoleum
2070 Hoefleys Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. To Berthas family:

    My name is Carol Villanova and I volunteer with Compassionate Care Hospice. I have been visiting with Bertha for the past few months. I just wanted to tell all of you what enjoyable visits I had with her and what a lovely lady she was. She would tell me stories about life in years gone and both of us got along so well. One of the stories she told me was about The Dugans truck bringing baked goods to her house. I had visited with Bertha the Tuesday before she passed away and she really didn't want me to leave her. I believe she knew she wouldn't see me again. I will miss her and our talks.
    All of you have my deepest sympathies for the loss of your Mom & Grandma.

    Carol Villanova

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