Norma Jean (Richison) Dake

Norma Jean (Richison) Dake, was released from her suffering body at Regions Hospital in St. Paul and went to the arms of her precious Lord Jesus the Christ, at the age of 84, on Friday, July 10, 2020, at 10:10 a.m. Norma always demonstrated the love of God, and she is sorely missed by her treasured family and friends.

Norma was born on February 23, 1936, in Siren. She graduated from Siren High School in 1956. She was a devoted and participating member of the Siren United Methodist Church, and participated in UMW and Ad Council. She was always joyful and ready to make something and to serve for gatherings, events, and fundraisers for the church as well. Her employment included the Pour House and Capeside in Siren. She loved attending church and church functions, to eat out, to spend time with family and friends and was always ready to go when called.

Norma was united in marriage to her love, Walter Oscar Dake, at Siren United Methodist Church on August 20, 1960. They raised three children (two girls and one boy), residing in Hudson, and later in Baldwin. Following Walter’s retirement in 1984, Walter and Norma returned to Siren.

Preceding Norma in death are her parents, William and Dorothy Richison; husband Walter Oscar Dake; son James Dake; sisters LaVonne Peterson and Mona Rasmussen; brother Roger Richison; sisters-in-law Margaret Westlund, Jean Dake, and Florence Tessmer; brothers-in-law Ken Dickenson, Larry Dake, Wallace Westlund, Neil Rasmussen, Jerry Tessmer and Lyle Radke; and other family members.

Norma is survived by daughters Lori Dake and Susan (Robert) DeMarre; sisters Carol Radke and Shirley Dickinson; brother-in-law Gene Peterson; sister-in-law Diane Richison; many nieces, nephews and other family members.

Relatives and friends held Norma’s visitation at Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home in Siren on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, from 1 to 3 p.m.; and the graveside service (Lakeview Cemetery in Siren) directly followed the visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Siren United Methodist Church are appreciated. Arrangements are entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at