Services for Norris M. Maple

Norris M. Maple, 88, of Moorhead, MN, passed away on Friday, September 25, 2020, at home under the care of family and Hospice of the Red River Valley. Norris was born November 27, 1931, to Martin and Nora (Narveson) Maple, in Clearbrook, MN, where he grew up and attended school. Following high school, Norris enlisted in the U.S. Army. He graduated from Fort Bliss Texas Antiaircraft Artillery on February 13, 1953. Norris was stationed in Tachikawa, Japan and served during the Korean War. On April 2, 1961, he married Colleen Torgerson in Clearbrook. Together they lived in East Grand Forks for a time before settling in Moorhead in 1969. Over the years, Norris enjoyed working in sales with Westinghouse and later with Dakota Supply Group. He also enjoyed time outdoors, hunting, watching the Twins, and especially loved spending time with his grandchildren! He will be greatly missed.

Norris is survived by his son, Corey (Katie Erickson) Maple; daughters, Trixie Maple and Holly (Ryan) Stall; grandson, Max Maple; granddaughters, Mya Maple and Lexie Stall; and brother, Dick Maple. He is also survived by brothers-in-law, Warren Torgerson and Doug Torgerson; sisters-in-law, Loretta Halvorson (passed away September 26, 2020), Rita Tjenstrom, Sheryll Torgerson, TruDee (Mike) Torgerson; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Colleen; parents, Martin and Nora; brother, Laverne Maple; sisters, Joyce Thompson and Marlene (Bob) Rutkowski; brother-in-law, Wayne Torgerson; sisters-in-law, Ardell Maple, Barb Torgerson; and mother and father-in-law, Gertrude and Rudolph Torgerson.

In honor of Norris and his love for the MN Twins, feel free to wear your Twins gear. 

Visitation will be Wednesday, September 30, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., followed by the funeral service at 1:00 p.m., in Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead, MN.

Graveside service will be Saturday, October 3, at 1:00 p.m., Seljord Cemetery, Clearbrook, MN.

Video tribute and online guestbook at





Richards Publishing

P.O. Box 159
239 2nd Ave
Gonvick, MN 56644
Telephone: (218) 487-5225

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