Walter E. Norden, age 89 of Farnam, died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at the Cozad Community Hospital in Cozad.
Funeral services were Nov. 14, in Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with the Rev. Mark Stones officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow is in charge of arrangements.
Walter E. Norden was born Jan. 14, 1922, at Ansley, to Fred and Laura (Patrick) Norden. Walter joined the CCC Camp in the ‘30s and got married in 1940. To this union three boys were born; Jack, Gale, and Wayne.
He served in the United States Marines.
Dec. 24, 1956, he married Emma "Tim" Gould. They made their home in Broken Bow. Walt and Emma owned and operated the lawn and Honda services in Broken Bow. Emma died in 1994.
Walt later married Betty (Swanson) Remus Oct. 11, 2000, in Broken Bow. They made their home in Farnam.
Walt loved music. He played his keyboard at care homes in the area. He like to dance and listen to polka music. Walt was a member of the American Legion and a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans. He was a past member of the Elks.
Walter is survived by his wife, Betty Remus Norden; sons, Jack (Karen) Norden of Laferia, Texas, and Wayne Norden of Kearney; four grandchildren; sisters, Mary Thompson of Yuma, Ariz, Delores Sale of Cozad, and Ann (Ivan) Adle of Norfolk; brothers, Paul Norden of Lexington, and Max Norden of Litchfield; step-daughters, Pat (Tim) Baker of Curtis, Pam (Bob) Clark) of Rowett, Texas, Linda (Keith) Williams of North Platte, and Janet (Petri) Papninaho of Spicer, Minn.; five step-grandchildren, and five step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Emma, son Gale, and sisters Helen, Delsie, Emma, and Kathryn.
Published in Custer County Chief, Nov. 17, 2011