Orland Norstegard


Orland Norstegard Orland “Swede” Norstegard, age 78 of Westbrook, passed away while surrounded by his family on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at the Sanford Westbrook Medical Center. Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday at Grace Lutheran Church in Westbrook. Visitation will be held from 9:30 am until the time of the service at the church on Tuesday. A private family interment will be held at Our Savior’s Lutheran Cemetery in Dovray at a later time. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Westbrook Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Orland “Swede” Norstegard was born May 21, 1937 in Dovray, MN to Oscar & Lillian (Weis) Norstegard. He was baptized July 11, 1937 and confirmed June 29, 1952 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Westbrook. Swede graduated from Westbrook High School. On April 11, 1959, he was united in marriage to Janice Cohrs at Grace Lutheran Church. Swede had a plumbing business with his dad Oscar. He also drove truck for Hans Sondergaard, Dale Herding and Floyd Radke. His true calling was “putzing” and helping anyone who needed it. Swede’s most recent occupation was shopping with Janice. Swede loved time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He enjoyed many fishing trips and his yearly deer hunt with his son Mike. Swede also enjoyed visiting and having coffee with friends.

Swede is survived by his wife Janice of 56 years; children: Jody Norstegard of Willmar, Brenda (Denis) Engen of Westbrook, Thomas (friend Amy) of Westbrook & Michael (friend Karen) of Willmar; granddaughters: Tiffany Wahl & Rachel Stevens; great grandchildren: Gracie & Emma Wahl, Lexi & Hunter Haken and Hailey; brothers in law: Arvin (Sue) Cohrs of Westbrook, Beryl Morton of Westbrook and Rob Morris of Colorado; and many other relatives and friends. Swede is preceded in death by his parents Oscar and Lil Norstegard, sister Judy Morris, father and mother in law Dan & Lydia Cohrs and sisters in law Betty Morton and Janet Cohrs.


  1. Janice and family –

    I am so very sorry to hear the news of Orland’s passing. My heart is heavy and I think of the many good memories. I am thinking of you and wishing you peace. So very sorry.

    Much love,


  2. Marsha Anderson says

    Janice,so sorry to hear of Orlands passing..condolences to you and your family….
    Rod and Marsha Anderson

  3. Lynelle & Jeff Lanoue says

    So sorry to hear the news. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family through this hard time and days to come.
    Cherish the memories forever to bring peace and a smile to your face and heart.
    Big Hugs!!!
    Lynelle & Jeff Lanoue

  4. Arlan Karschnik says

    Janice, Jody and the rest of the family my sincere heartfelt sympathy goes out to all for your loss, at this most difficult time, my prayers & thoughts are with you.

  5. My heart aches for all of you during this difficult time. May the caring thoughts and prayers of friends and family help you through your grief.

  6. ranae & danny sell says

    Janice and family
    So sorry for your loss he was a wonderful man . We have a lot of good memories about him that keeps us smiling . Thoughts and prayers for you all .
    Danny & Ranae

  7. I was sorry to hear the news of Orlands’ passing. Our prayers for family and friends for strength and peace.

  8. Janice & Family,
    I just want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time!
    Thank goodness for your family, I know mine helped me and were a great support for me!
    God be with all of you!
    Sincerely, Jane

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