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Norma (Manor) Smith 02/23/2022

Norma Lea (Manor) Smith

Norma L. (Manor) Smith, age 83, born March 16, 1938, of River Falls, Wisconsin passed away Wednesday, February 23rd, at home. She grew up in Arkansaw, Wisconsin, where she married Raymond J. Manor June 15, 1954, farmed and raised five children.  She was a hard-working wife and mother who showed her love through cooking for her family and others.  She enjoyed square dancing, bowling, playing cards and board games, and anything to do with sports.  She never missed a game or performance for any of her children. She was widowed in 1988 and relocated to River Falls and worked at Smead Manufacturing.

Norma met John R. Smith, whom she married September 3, 2000, and began wintering in Mesa, Arizona. She picked up the sport of golf, playing cards, and loved socializing with friends. She became a huge Wisconsin sports fan and enjoyed cheering on her teams.

Survivors include her husband, John Smith, her 5 children: Jerry (Mary), Jim (Kelly), Cindy (Dan Kampa), Joe (Katie), and Sue (Bill Wynn), her 2 step-sons Greg (Siri) and Mike (Kirsten), her 17 grand children, 6 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren. Preceded in death by Raymond Manor, December 6, 1988.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 11:00 am at St. Bridget Catholic Church (211 E Division St.) in River Falls.  Visitation was also on Thursday from 10:00-11:00 am at the church.  Private family interment will be at a later date in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Arkansaw, WI. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.


  • Joyce Ducklow Posted February 23, 2022 6:33 pm

    I met Norma years ago in Spring Valley ! Such a very nice person !

  • Jeannie Place Posted February 23, 2022 7:57 pm

    So sorry to hear of Norma’s passing. Condolences to the family.

  • Jerry Manor Posted February 24, 2022 6:58 am

    I will never forget my Mom who gave me so much to remember.
    Love you Forever

    • Larry and Koleen Posted February 25, 2022 10:08 am

      So sorry, Jerry, sending our love to you and your family

  • Larry & Annell Posted February 24, 2022 8:05 am

    Norma was a beautiful person we will miss her very much.

  • Ron and Nancy Posted February 24, 2022 8:28 am

    What a sweet lady Norma was…she will be missed by many.

  • Jim and Marge Filkins Posted February 24, 2022 10:08 am

    Jim and I enjoyed Norma and John while we wintered in Mesa AZ. Norma was such a positive person!

  • Kathy & Bob Geraets Posted February 24, 2022 1:09 pm

    Our condolences to the families in the loss of Norma.

  • Mary Langer Posted February 24, 2022 1:57 pm

    Find memories of being farm neighbors. Great lady!

  • Jan Lewinski Posted February 24, 2022 4:06 pm

    A lovely, lovely lady. She and my Uncle John enjoyed their life together. Norma will be missed.

  • Connie & John Tuchner Posted February 24, 2022 10:40 pm

    Cindy I am so sorry to near about your mom’s passing.our condolences to you and your family.

  • Rob and Colleen Bowen Posted February 25, 2022 7:09 am

    Our sympathy to the Manor family.

  • Bob and Lynn Wynn Posted February 25, 2022 8:10 am

    Norma’s love for her family added to her beauty. She certainly gave her all to everyone she knew. Our prayers go out to Norma’s family. May you all take comfort in memories of your lives together.

  • Vaughn Hoffman Posted February 25, 2022 10:31 am

    Norma was a friend to everyone she met, She will be missed by all that knew her.

  • Jim Harvey Posted February 25, 2022 6:30 pm

    Sorry for your family’s loss

  • Betty Baillargeon Posted February 26, 2022 9:47 am

    I worked with Norma at smeads. She was the sweetest lady.

  • Katie Lassegard Posted February 27, 2022 7:32 am

    A fantastic friend to our mother, and so gracious allowing our family to night swim after long farm days. Thank you Norma! Condolences to you all.

  • David and Dorothy Anibas Posted February 27, 2022 11:28 am

    Condolences to the family, Norma was a very good friend and neighbor at Arkansaw.
    We had many fun times square dancing ,visiting and neighborhood card

  • Becky Lopez Posted February 27, 2022 2:09 pm

    I worked with Norma at Smeads. She was a joy to have as a friend, and we laughed together often! She was the kind of person who could light up the room just by smiling.. Have missed seeing her over these past years.

  • Connie Trotter Posted March 1, 2022 10:13 am

    Sue I said a prayer for you and your family today, hope you are comforted during this loss. From your old classmate Connie Gamradt SVHS Class of ’83

  • Sue Christenson Posted March 2, 2022 10:08 am

    Norma was a great lady with a beautiful smile. I remember her as a neighbor. Then later she married into my husband’s family. Good memories.

  • Paul and Judi Nielsen Posted March 2, 2022 5:32 pm

    Our sincere sympathy to all. Norma was beautiful inside and outside. She will be missed by all who knew her.

  • Linda Magnuson Posted March 3, 2022 10:55 am

    So sorry for your loss Jerry., sending our love and deepest sympathy to you and your family., Linda and Mike

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