Obituaries

Nora Elizabeth (Spratt) Wirth

A Mass of the Resurrection was held on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Munich for Nora Wirth, 83, of Munich.

Nora Wirth

Posted on 1/9/14

She died Monday, December 30, 2013 at Good Samaritan Center, Devils Lake.

Interment at Boniface Catholic Cemetery, rural Calio in the spring.

Nora Elizabeth Spratt was born on May 13, 1930, in Loma to Jack and Nora (Wolford) Spratt. She grew up and attended school in Wales and Hannah. She moved to Minneapolis, Minn., and worked as a telephone operator. She married Norman Wirth on July 28, 1951. They farmed in the Munich area while raising their five children. They lived in Everett, Wash., during the winter months from 1952-1955. She helped work on the farm while taking care of her children. She took pride in having a large vegetable garden and pretty flowers. She was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Altar Society in Munich. In 1981, they moved off the family farm to Devils Lake. In 1999, they bought a house in Arizona, where they spent the winter months. They moved to Wood Lake in 2000, where their family continues to gather each summer since 1990. In 2006, they moved to West View Apartments in Munich and in 2013, they moved back to Devils Lake. She will be remembered for her love of conversation and entertaining family and friends. She will forever hold a special place in the hearts and memories of all who knew her.

Nora is survived by Norman, her husband of 62 years; sons: Gary (Lori) Wirth, Bruce (Rita) Wirth, Brian and friend (Kerna Borho) Wirth; daughter, Lynette (Gary) Beck, all of Munich. Fifteen grandchildren: Christopher (Tiffany) Wirth, Larissa (Rob) Skjonsberg, Jonathan (Jessica) Wirth, Alicia (Jon) Wolfgram, Renae (Carl) Ahlberg, Adam Wirth, Tanya (Shane) Johnson, Benjamin (Marissa) Wirth, Brittany Wirth, Mitchell Wirth, Monica (Cory) Olsen, Rachel (Aaron) Olson, Danielle (Peter) Vail, Riley Beck, Travis Beck; 22 great grandchildren: Parker, Milan Wirth; Spencer, Samuel, Gracyn Skjonsberg; Oliver, Finley, Neva Wirth; Lauryn, Leighton, Brayden Wolfgram; Jack, Gianna, Nora Ahlberg; Aubrey Wirth, Aidan, Jake Johnson; Charisma Schulte, Camden Wirth; Everett Olsen, Sawyer, Lincoln Olson; brother Ernest (Sharon) Spratt.

Nora was preceded in death by her parents; son, Larry Wirth; brothers, Earl, Robert, Raymond, Joseph Jr.; sisters, Donna Estenson, Neva Bachman, Doris Westphal, Anna Mae Jordan, Mabel Jordan, Ethel Hall, Betty Zeis, Carole Witzel.

Gilbertson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.