Herbert O. Noreen


Herbert O. Noreen, age 91, a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and a dedicated man of the land, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 23, 2023 at Sophie’s Manor in Centuria, WI.

Herbert Olaf Noreen was born on December 12,1932 in Northfield, MN, the son of John & Velva (Harmer) Noreen. He grew up on the family farm in Northfield and graduated from high school there in 1950. Herb was a dedicated dairy farmer most of his life and made a lasting impact on everyone fortunate enough to know him. On June 4, 1952, he was married to Carol J. Petersen and together they raised 4 children, Daniel, Debra, Dawn & Dennis. During the 1960’s, Herb transitioned from farming into construction, working as a carpenter and foreman in Minneapolis, MN. In 1980, he moved to Clayton Township, WI and eventually quit farming in 1994. During his retirement years, Herb worked at the Amery Senior Center and at Dragonfly Gardens where he built many of the greenhouses. Herb was also known as an avid joke teller and practical joker. He enjoyed spending time outside in nature, bird watching, fishing and gardening. His true passion was flower gardening and growing strawberries. His departure leaves a void that can never be filled, but the memories of his love and laughter will forever be remembered by his family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Carol Noreen; his parents, John & Velva Noreen;

his brothers & sisters, Ellen Hanson, Yvonne Swartz, Arland Noreen, Elizabeth Grey, Robert Noreen & John Peter Noreen

He is survived by;

Daughters & Sons

Daniel (Linda) Noreen - Northfield, MN

Debra (Jim) Edelbach - Litchfield, MN

Dawn (Lee) Erickson - Clayton, WI

Dennis (Sherry) Noreen - Buffalo, MN


Steven (Neysa) Noreen & Lori Noreen

Andrew (Michelle) Edelbach & Edward Edelbach

Melissa Gary, Eric Erickson, LeAnne (David) Latham & Sandra Erickson

Heather (Wil) Shepard, Mikal (Anne) Noreen, & Charles (Mindy) Noreen

17 Great Grand-Children


Arlene “Tops” Truog - Hagerman, NM

Many Other Relatives and Friends

There was a visitation from 4 –7 pm on Tuesday, January 2, 2024 at the Scheuermann Funeral Home in Clear Lake, WI and a visitation from 11am - 1 pm on Wednesday, January 3, 2024 at the Bierman, Benson, Langehough Funeral Home in Northfield, MN. Burial was at the Northfield Cemetery.

Scheuermann Funeral Home and Cremation Service is handling the arrangements.