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Carol Norris

September 10, 1959 — July 12, 2023

Sauk Centre, Minnesota

Carol Norris

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

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 19 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Greg Paffel officiating. Inurnment will be in Calvary Cemetery at a later date.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre. Parish prayers will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

Carol Elizabeth Messer was born September 10, 1959 in Sauk Centre, Minnesota 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, Christian Mothers, and volunteered at Al-Anon as a mentor. Carol loved all animals, competing in equestrian events, showing rabbits in 4-H, motorcycling, walking, watching football, fishing, and 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.

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Visitation

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

4:00 - 8:00 pm

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Visitation

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

9:30 - 10:30 am

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Memorial Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm

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