Kenneth David Noren

Died: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017


Private Committal


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Kenneth David Noren passed away on December 2, 2017 at the age of 88.  He was born in Milaca, MN on August 16, 1929 to Eric and Alice Williams Noren.  He was a graduate of Milaca High School and St. Cloud Teachers College in 1951 where he played baseball/football and earned his teaching degree.  After college he was in the Army Counter Intelligence serving in France.  Upon discharge he taught math at Milaca and New Ulm High Schools and after a few years went into the insurance business.  He loved playing golf and keeping up with all the local sports.

Ken is survived by his ex-wife, Marilyn; son, Gary (Jean) Noren of Mankato; daughters, Julie Grant of New Market, MD; Vicki of Venice, FL; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  Preceded in death by his son David, parents, brothers Col. Wesley Noren USMC and Lennart Noren also sister Helen Chryst.

The family would like to thank Autumn Grace and Mayo Hospice for their professional and loving care over the years.  Ken will be cremated at Woodland Hills Funeral Home and a private family interment will be held later.

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Chris and Pete Peterson
   Posted Sun December 03, 2017
Marilyn and Family,

Please accept our condolences on the loss of Ken. We have many fond memories of our brief visits in the early 60's.

Chris and Pete Peterson
Milford Delaware

Lyle J Hames
   Posted Sun December 03, 2017
To the Ken Noren Family... Know me you do not, but I knew Mr Noren as a life saver in my teen years in New Ulm as a teacher/ coach..... I had my problems as a teen student and athlete and this man Mr. Noren was always at my defense.... So very sorry of his passing. May he rest in peace forever Lyle J Hames

Mark Haller
   Posted Mon December 04, 2017
My condolences to the Noren Family. We were Jefferson Street neighbors in New Ulm. Aside from the usual neighbor doings, I remember Ken for one very important event in my life. I was fresh out of Army Intelligence in Southeast Asia, trying to make sense of a senseless world. Ken cajoled me into more coffee than I'd usually consume. While it took a while to get my personal compass aligned, I never forgot the sage advice he would slyly impart during those few casual meetings.

Warm regards,

Mark E Haller
Brookings, OR

Don Gereau
   Posted Wed December 20, 2017
So Sorry to hear of Ken's Passing.
My parents Jerry & Mickie Gereau were good friends during their time in New Ulm
I recall receiving a letter of support from Ken when I graduated from Yankton SD
High School it was very appreciated. Both my parents have passed and would love to get a call from Marilyn to share stories. 815-238-2636

Scott Werdahl
   Posted Tue January 23, 2018
Vicki, I am so sorry to hear about your father's passing. I also learned of the passing of your brother David, as well. My many condolences to you, your siblings, and family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


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