Noreen

Robert H. Noreen 1925–2019 Northfield—Robert H. Noreen, age 93, of Northfield, passed away Sunday, November 3, 2019, at Northfield Hospital-Long Term Care. Robert Harmer Noreen was born on November 10th, 1925 in Northfield, Minnesota, the son of John Sr. & Velva (Harmer) Noreen. He grew up in Northfield, Minnesota, graduating from Northfield High School in 1943. After graduating from high school, he spent several years working at various jobs in town. From there, he served his county in the US Army as a supply sergeant. After his years in the army, he furthered his education in accounting and began his career as a CPA. He worked for a number of different companies in Minneapolis. His favorite employer, Edina Eye Clinic, was also his last employer. He moved back to Northfield in 1987 to help care for his parents, and he also started his own business as a tax accountant and bookkeeper. Bob had a lifetime love of chickens, and for many years he raised chickens for eggs. In his younger years, he loved to fish, taking several long-distance trips with various nephews. He liked playing cards and found joy tending to his flowers and bird watching. After retiring, he enjoyed his daily trips to McDonald's for coffee and socializing with his friends. Survivors include his siblings, Elizabeth (Ken) Grey, Herbert Noreen, and Arlene "Tops" Truog; he is also survived by several generations of nephews and nieces. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, brothers John Noreen Jr and Arland Noreen, sisters Ellen Hanson and Yvonne Swarts as well as brothers-in-law Elmer Hanson, Dale Swarts, and Thompson Truog, and sister-in-law Carol Noreen. Funeral services will be at Bierman Funeral Home on Friday, November 8, 2019, beginning at 1:00 PM with Reverend Jonathan Davis officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. Burial will be at Northfield Cemetery in Northfield. biermanfuneralhome.com.

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