Norma Regina Daniels, 89 of Stanley, passed away peacefully on
Thursday, March 8, 2018, at Wissota Place, Chippewa Falls, WI.
She was born on December 12, 1928 at home on the family farm
northeast of Stanley. She was delivered by her Aunt O’delia Heiting
who arrived on a sleigh pulled by a team of horses. She was the fourth
of six children born to William and Barbara (Heiting) Sorenson. She
attended Pederson Country School and graduated from Stanley-Boyd
High School in 1946. During her lifetime she worked for the WI
Telephone Co., Farmers Store, Stanley-Boyd High School and the
Northern WI Center.
She was fortunate to have fallen in love twice with a “Donald”. She
married Donald “Toby” Rank on September 12, 1950 and they were
blessed with three daughters. He passed away in 1982. She found
love again with Donald “Red” Daniels, and they married on December
17, 1988. They enjoyed many years of fishing, camping, and traveling
until his death in 2013.
Norma enjoyed sewing and crocheting beautiful doilies and afghans.
She was an excellent seamstress and made many of her and her
daughters’ clothes. She enjoyed shopping for bargains, caring for her
vegetable and flower gardens, canning, playing cards, lunches with the
Red Hats and Northern WI Center ladies, outings at the casino,
watching the birds (especially cardinals because they mate for life), and
spending precious time with her family and friends. She was a member
of Holy Family Parish where she served as a Eucharistic Minister.
The family wishes to extend their appreciation to the incredible staff at
Wissota Place and St. Josephs Hospice for their compassionate and
excellent care and for making Norma (Mom) feel comfortable there.
Norma will remain in the hearts of her daughters Lynn (John) Steivang,
Pam (Jim) Blanchette, Heidi (Richard) Wold; stepchildren Don (Priscilla)
Daniels, Jill Daniels (Chris Kulinski), Wendy (Dean) Witt, Barry (Sarah)
Daniels; grandchildren Justin (Tracey) Steivang, Travis (Kelly) Steivang,
Ian (Sarah) Steivang, Cory (Pat) Douglas, Nick (Allisha) Blanchette,
Julie Blanchette (Joe Pelke), Tracey (Todd) Lindner, Kristie (Joel)
Peterson; step-grandchildren Corby (Todd) Condon, Matt Wold, Eric
Daniels, Julie (Rick) Barrs, Heather (Dave) Acker, Trever Witt (Kelsey
Galetka), Matt (Danielle) Daniels, Elli Daniels, Bryce Daniels; many
great grandchildren and step great grandchildren; and sister Lori
Lonetti, and brother Hal (Judy) Sorenson.
She was preceded in death by her husbands; Donald Rank and Donald
Daniels; sister Anna Marie Smith; brothers Armond Sorenson and
Wilfred Sorenson; granddaughter Lindsay Blanchette and great
A funeral mass will be held at 11AM on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at
Holy Family Catholic Church-Stanley with Father William Felix officiating.
Burial will follow in Holy Family Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from
9AM until departure to Church at the Plombon Funeral Home on