JOAN E. SAKERJoan E. Saker, 77, of Duluth passed away Friday afternoon at Benedtine Health Center on Dec. 20, 2013.
Joan E. Saker, 77, of Duluth passed away Friday afternoon at Benedtine Health Center on Dec. 20, 2013.
Born to Robert and Marie Keenan in the Lakeside area at her grandmother's home.
She began primary school at the Jackson School, then moving finishing primary at the Lowell Elementary school in Duluth Heights. Following this to Washington Jr High, and graduating from what is now known as Historic Central Sr. High in 1954, the first in her family to do so. Being afflicted with asthma "which at the time did not exist" she became a voracious reader. Following graduation, she was employed in Los Angeles, where she met her husband Fred Norvell of Missouri. She then worked at Camp Le June, the Glenview Naval Station, transferring to San Diageo and to Okinawa. At this time she became interested in golf. Prior to the onset and gradual development of arthritis she played many courses, including St Andrew and several others in Scotland. She was widowed in 1998, and re-married in 2000 in Ontario Canada. She is now free of the pain she had suffered in her later years.
She was preceded by her husband Fred Norvell; her parents; and one sister.
She is survived by her husband Laurel Saker of Duluth; daughter Deborah (Bond) of Tucson Ariz., Diana (Braaten) of Flagstaff Ariz., and son Fred Norvell of Ramsey Minn.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: will be conducted at a later date this summer. RIP Butterfly. Arrangements by Sunrise Funeral. To leave an online condolence see www.sunrisefuneralhomeandcemetery.com
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