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Mary S Van Norman

Mary S Van Norman

Mary S. Van Norman, age 62 of Menomonie, died Sunday, November 12, 2023 at her home in Menomonie after a long battle with cancer.

Mary was born on December 7, 1960 in Durand. She was the daughter of Ralph and LaVon (Peterson) Fedie. Mary grew up in rural Durand attended Sacred Heart Catholic School in Lima and graduated from Durand High School in 1978. Mary married Brian Van Norman on June 27, 1981 at Durand United Methodist Church in Durand. She worked at various places over the years including K-Mart and most recently at the Menomonie Senior Center.

Mary enjoyed being outside, taking care of her flowers, gardening and going on drives. She liked getting together with her siblings and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Mary is survived by her husband of 42 years Brian, children Jesse of Menomonie and Samantha (Matthew) Hovey of Maple Plain, MN, grandchildren Harper and Madelyn, siblings Debra (Ed) Weiss of Woodbury, MN, Steven A. (Barb) Fedie of Durand, Linda (Scott) Peterson of Mahtomedi, MN, Karla (Brock) Lunderville of Balsam Lake and Amy (Chris) Lokken of Eau Claire, mother-in-law Gayle Van Norman of Durand, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents and father-in-law Wesley Van Norman.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 3:00PM-6:00PM Friday, November 17, 2023 at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Margi Stauss

    I just saw where Mary had died.
    Mary was wonderful to work with at Housecalls and the Senior Center. She was very dedicated to the people she served. She will be missed.
    As a family, may you remember her loving ways.

  2. Roxanne Weishapple

    So sorry to hear of Mary's passing, she was a beautiful person, and will forever be missed by so many. Great Memories of our high school years. Prayers to her family .

  3. Lynda Cran

    Mary was a coworker who was a pleasure to work with. Always smiling even when things were not positive in her health. She will be missed by everyone who knew her.

  4. Chris (Wollum) Henning

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Barb Welch

    I feel so blessed working at the Sr. Center with Mary. Always her smile and encouragement each day. Mary we in the ADS room love you and thank you for being a lite in our life. RIP my dear friend. Our deepest condolences to Brian and family

  6. Dave and Kris Polzer

    Brian and family we were sad to hear of Mary's passing. Such a sweet soul who will be missed by many. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Dave & Kris Polzer

  7. Howard D. Lee

    It was an honor knowing Mary at the Menomonie Senior Center. She always had a smile for everyone that made you smile back, even when not feeling her best. Mary's interaction with people at all levels was first-rate, supportive, encouraging, and always helpful. People like Mary are always missed.

  8. Patti Blount/Tab Hawkinson

    I'm sorry to hear about the passing of Mary. She was a very nice lady to talk to at the Senior Center. Sympathy to her family during this difficult time.

  9. John and Judy Parr

    our sympathy is with you all

  10. Troy and Jenny Gibson

    Our hearts go out to the entire family. We fondly remember walking in to family reunions and seeing Mary’s happy welcoming smile. It will be missed,

  11. Gary and Beth Holden

    Our condolences to Brian, kids and the Fedies! She will be missed!

  12. Peggy Schutz

    Brian and family,
    We send our condolences to all of you along with many healing & comforting prayers.
    My heart breaks, because we lost such a beautiful person. Loved working with Mary many years ago at K-Mart, and loved running into her. Mary ALWAYS wore that beautiful smile and was a friend to all. Such a vibrant personality.
    Mary, you will be missed by me and many many others. The only comfort we have is knowing you are not suffering any more. Your family now have a very special guardian angel. May your star shine bright above forever. Rest In Peace Mary. ❤️

  13. Dawn Bryan

    Brian I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mary, my thoughts and prayers are with you & your family! Hang on to all those wonderful memories you two shared and lean on your family & friends to help you through these difficult times ????????❤️????????

  14. becky smith

    Mary was one of the nicest, fun people that i have ever
    worked with. I will always remember her smile and
    her giggle. We will miss you Mary.

  15. Nick and Sue Sperger

    We are sorry to hear about your loss. Our deepest sympathy.

  16. Kathryn Huber

    I’m so sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. Last I knew she was doing ok with her diagnosis. She always had a smile on her face, willing to help anyone in need.
    RIP you’ll always be remembered.

  17. Mary is missed by all of us housecalls employees .

  18. Lisa Slinde

    Brian and family. So very sorry for your loss. Mary was a friend and classmate and will be missed by so many. My sympathy to you.

  19. Heather B Larson

    Sam, we're so sorry.ay you know that everyone here at TGS is sending you much love and light

  20. Rick and Carol Richardson

    Sympathy and prayers to all. She was a very lovely person.

  21. Gingham Bauer Mack

    So sorry to hear of Mary's passing. I hope now that her suffering is over, and the pain you've had to endure helping her through it all. May God bless Brian and carry you through this sorrow.

  22. Sharon Bauer

    I am so sorry to hear this. Brian you have my love and your family. My heart is broken for all of you. Mary was a sweet soul and now an angel. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. Always loved Mary♥

  23. Leisha Foss

    I am so sorry for this loss. Mary was such a wonderful and sweet woman. Her big smile and her wonderful laugh. Brian, my heart aches for you. I am thinking of you in this difficult time. Know that we all love you. Big hugs and prayers to you.

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