Mary Alice Norlin Saturday, December 5, 1942 - Thursday, July 6, 2017

The Zahrbock Funeral Home of Madison announces the death of 74 Mary Alice Norlin of Apache Junction, AZ formerly of Madison who passed on July 6, 2017 at Apache Junction. Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 15, 2017 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Father Brian Oestreich will officiate at the Mass. Burial will be at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the Church. Mary Alice (Bendel) Norlin was born on December 5, 1942 in Madison, Minnesota to George and Martha (Wilger) Bendel. She was called home by our Lord on July 6, 2017, at the age of 74. Mom was baptized and confirmed at St. Michael's Church in Madison, Minnesota. She graduated from Madison High School in 1960 after which she moved to Minneapolis. She was united in marriage to Erick Norlin and together they had two boys, John and Jeff and moved back to Madison to raise them. Mom worked as a secretary at St. Michael's Church and did upholstery work for Marilyn Stamp and later Marilyn Olson. After their divorce, Mom returned to Maple Grove MN, where she worked as a data processor for John Alden Ins. In 1995 the Lord reunited the Norlins with Mom’s first child, Maria Hruska. Once retired, Mom moved to Brainerd MN to be closer to family. Winters proved too cold for her so she packed up and moved to a warmer climate, settling in Apache Junction, Arizona. She loved her home and enjoyed her new friends. Cherishing Mom’s memory are her children Maria (Randy)Hruska, of Fairbault, MN, John (Roxanne) Norlin, of Baxter, MN and Jeff (Deb) Norlin of Brainerd, MN. Her grandchildren Nick and Alex Hruska; Zach, Claire and Ella Norlin and Trent Norlin, Great-grandchildren Hayleigh Severson, Blake and Hudson Hruska. Her sisters Martha Aretz and Dorothy Wright. Mary was preceded in death by her parents George and Martha Bendel, sisters Helen Burns, Teresa Fossen and brothers Urban Aloysius and Sylvester Bendel. Mom, you will be loved and missed.

Join us on Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 11:00am

Service Details: The Zahrbock Funeral Home of Madison announces the death of 74 Mary Alice Norlin of Apache Junction, AZ formerly of Madison who passed on July 6, 2017 at Apache Junction. Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 15, 2017 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Father Brian Oestreich will officiate at the Mass. Burial will be at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the Church. Mary Norlin is survived by children; Maria (Randy) Hruska of Faribault, MN; John (Roxanne) Norlin of Brainerd, MN; Jeff (Deb) Norlin of Brainerd, MN; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; sisters Dorothy Wright of Madison, and Marty Artz of the twin cities.

St. Michael's Catholic Church

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am sorry for your loss. 

My condolences. Many memories of growing up in the same neighborhood, an attending school. RIP Mary. 

My condolences to you and your family

I am so sorry that we cannot be there today to say goodbye to a very precious lady and friend. We list track of each other after she left MN but I will never forget her sweet and giving spirit. She and Ted drive all the way to N.Y. for our wedding way back in 1965! Mary and i worked together at Honeywell and she picked me up for work everyday. Blessings to her dear family.

So sorry to hear of Mary's passing away. We had a lot of good times with your family when we all lived in Maidson