Bernard G. Norheim
Born: Oct 21, 1928
Died: Apr 27, 2015
On April 27, 2015, at age 86, Bernard passed away of natural causes to be with his Heavenly Father. Wake services will be held on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm at the Edwards Funeral Home in Chinook. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 11:00 am at the Edwards Funeral Home in Chinook. Arrangements have been made with Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.
Bernard G. Norheim was born on October 21, 1928 to John and Mabel Krass Norheim in Harlem, Montana. He went to a one room grade school in the Paradise Valley south of Chinook. He then moved into a boarding house in Chinook to complete his high school years. After high school he bought a new truck and made a living hauling hay, gravel and farming.
In 1950, he married Jane Zeek and they moved out to the farm to help his father, John. Four children were born to that union, Monty, Sherry, Richard (deceased) and Marlon.
Ben and Janey joined the Assembly of God Church in Harlem which became a large and rewarding part of their lives.
Ben and Janey continued to farm their beloved homestead until 2005. Janey's health had deteriorated so Ben became her round-the-clock caregiver. He still remained very involved in the workings of the farm.
In January, 2015, Ben and Janey celebrated 65 years of marriage with their children by their side.
He is survived by his wife, Janey, their children: Monty, (Debbie) Norheim of Missoula, Sherry Norheim of Lavina and Marlon Norheim of Chinook, 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
The family asks that memorials be sent to the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch, 1732 S. 72th St., West Billings, Montana 59106.
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