Norma A. Wilson, 82, Brainerd, formerly of Big Lake, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at Edgewood Vista, in Brainerd, Minn.
Funeral service was Monday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m., at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter. There will be a memorial service Thursday, Oct. 25, 11 a.m., at Hope Evangelical Free Church, 513 West 4th Street, in Monticello. Interment will be Thursday, 3 p.m., at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls.
Norma was born Jan. 7, 1930, in Duluth, Minn., the daughter of Harold K. and Bernice (Abernathy) Pederson. She liked baking and sewing. Norma loved her large family and friends and took pride in making numerous quilts that will warm many hearts for years to come.
Norma is survived by her children, Ronald Anderson, Millidgeville, Ga.; Clifford Anderson, St. Cloud; Lynnette (Steven) Shamp, Pillager; Douglas Anderson, St. Cloud; Nancy (Joe) Gapen, Monticello; Juanita (Lewis) Russell, Pillager; Roger Wilson, Minneapolis; Richard (Linda) Wilson, Brainerd; stepdaugther, Pauline (Eldon) Wire, Thayer, Kan.; sisters, Virginia Stephenson, Lucille (Robert) Henderson, and Luella Boseovski; brothers, Walter (Katherine) Pederson and Paul (Sandy) Pederson; 45 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis; her parents; brother Robert Pederson and sister Blanche Rapp.
Arrangements are with Brenny Funeral Chapel ad Cremation Services, Brainerd.