Esther Mae Norlin, 84

Esther Mae Norlin, 84, of Marshalltown, died Sunday evening, June 8th, 2014, at the Mercy Hospital in Des Moines.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 12th, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest in the Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be held one-hour prior to the services. For condolences, please visit Ph. 641-844-1234.

Born to Charles and Lenora (Halverson) Hayden on April 7, 1930. She graduated high school class of 1948. She went to work at the hospital in bookkeeping until her marriage to Stanley A. Norlin October 27, 1951. They operated the Norlin Monuments from October 1947 until dad’s death on April 16, 1986. Mom was a blessing to all who crossed her path. Dad would tell clients “Don’t worry if I am not at the office because my wife is there and she knows as much as me.,” Mom then ran the business for almost five years with their only child Lana. She then sold the business to McCall Monuments. Mother was a wonderful judge of character and always knew the right thing to say. Esther loved the Lord and talked to Him every day and she loved her daughter more than anything in this world. She was the best mother any daughter could hope to have. One of Esther’s favorite things to do was to have a play day with her daughter and they would go shopping.

Esther is survived by her daughter Lana, one brother-in-law Kenneth and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband Stan, her parents and her only brother Charles Hayden Jr., in 1969, her brothers and sisters-in-law Ted and Betty Norlin, Dan and Dorothy Hoffman, and Homer and Gloria.