Norma Eslinger

14 Apr Norma Eslinger

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Norma Eslinger, 73, died April 12, 2023, surrounded by her loving family, following an illness.  A memorial service will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on April 27th, 2023, at 11:00 a.m.  Cremation occurred with burial of her ashes to be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Minot, ND on Friday, April 28th, 2023 at 11:00 AM.  A visitation will be held at Bismarck Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 26 from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m.

Norma was born October 10, 1949, to William and Marjorie (Bohlin) Eslinger.  She went to St. Leo’s Grade School, Bishop Ryan High School in Minot and two years at Minot State University.  She relocated to Bismarck where she graduated from Bismarck State College with an AA Degree. Her career took her to the Department of Transportation in Bismarck working in the Legal Department for seven years; Democratic-NPL State Headquarters for one campaign; ND State Tax Department; NCDC; ND State Health Department and to Montana Dakota Utilities Co. retiring after 30 years with the Utility.  She was most proud having worked with four President & CEOs of the Utility.

Norma was blessed with a daughter, Kristin L. Larson.  Kristin is not only a great daughter, but a friend, confidant, supporter, and herself a great mother.  Norma enjoyed spoiling her grandsons, Samuel, and Thomas.  She always treasured the many bike rides and late night pizza trips to Super Value with Thomas and showering Samuel with PEZ when they were little. She followed their lives as they grew into adulthood.  She volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House, the Salvation Army, the American Cancer Society, and the Oncology Department at Sanford.  She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

Norma is survived by her daughter Kristin (Larry) Larson; her grandchildren, Samuel Larson and Thomas (Adair) Murdoch; great grandson Xander Murdoch; great grand-daughter Mira Murdoch; two brothers, George (Kay) Eslinger of Bismarck and Paul Eslinger of LaFayette, Colorado; one sister, Renee (Tom) Caswell of Park City, Utah; several nieces and nephews; and many great friends.

Norma is preceded in death by her parents, William & Marjorie; and nephew Jered.

In lieu of flowers the family asks to donate to the Jered Eslinger Nursing Scholarship at the University of Mary or a charity of your choice.

A livestream of the service will be on the Good Shepherd Facebook page.

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