July 19, 2023 at 11:46 a.m.

Carol E. Norris

Carol E. Norris, 63, of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family after a long battle with multiple sclerosis July 12, 2023, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held July 19 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with the Rev. Greg Paffel officiating. Inurnment will be in Calvary Cemetery at a later date.

Carol Elizabeth Messer was born Sept. 10, 1959, in Sauk Centre to David and LaVerne (Bruder) Messer. She graduated from Sauk Centre High School in 1977. She was united in marriage to Steven Norris on March 30, 1990, in Alexandria. Carol worked a variety of jobs in the area in addition to raising their children. She was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre and Christian Mothers, and she volunteered at Al-Anon as a mentor. Carol loved all animals, competing in equestrian events, showing rabbits in 4-H, motorcycling, walking, watching football and fishing, and she loved spending time with her children and grandsons.

Survivors include her husband Steve Norris of Sauk Centre; daughters Sara (Patrick) Beattie of Garfield and Tina Norris (partner, Nick Ter Doest) of Fargo, North Dakota; son Adam Norris (partner, Tiffany Flesner) of Sauk Rapids; three grandsons Logan and Connor Beattie and Nicholas Baker; sisters and brother Mary (Robert) Bertrand of Sauk Centre, Barb (Jesse) Jarmuzek of Park Rapids, Donna Messer of St. Stephen, Susan Schleppenbach of Albany and Michael (Carolyn) Messer of Sauk Centre; and many nieces and nephews.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents David and LaVerne Messer; and infant sister Jenny Messer. 

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral and Cremation Services of Sauk Centre.



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