David C. Norgaard, age 85, passed away August 27, 2023 at the Veterans

Administration Hospital in Tomah, WI. David was born on December 15, 1937 in Galesville, WI

to Joseph M. and Josephine A. Norgaard. He was a graduate of Melrose High School, class of

1955. After schooling, he enlisted in the US Air Force and was stationed in Japan, Guam and

Columbus, MS. On June 21, 1957, he married Barbara E. Churchill of Black River Falls, WI.

They settled in Melrose, WI where they raised their family. He worked at Norgaard Insurance

Agency and clerked auctions for Northern Investment Company. During those years, David also

worked as a school bus driver, rural mail carrier and volunteer firefighter. He was active in the

Melrose Rotary Club and his church. In 2020, David and Barbara moved to La Crosse.

David was on the first Melrose High School football team he played baseball as well. He liked

sports at all levels. David enjoyed motorcycling with friends and family but especially with Barb.

Their activities through Retreads traveling to various parts of the country was a highlight for

them. He enjoyed deer hunting, building bird houses and attending his grandchildren’s many

school activities.

David is survived by his son John (Jane) Norgaard of Melrose, WI and daughter Lauren (David)

LeBlanc of Black River Falls, WI. He was very proud of his grandchildren Jaclyn Smith of

Holmen, WI, J Erik (Kasia) Norgaard of Plover, WI , Averi (Jordan) Talburt of Kilauea, HI, Alyson

(Jordan) Ogren of Winona, MN, Andrew Clement of Cornell, WI , Alex Dechant of Eau Claire,

WI and Austin Dechant of La Crosse, WI, six great grand children, and eight nieces and

nephews. Along with his parents, David is preceded in death by his wife Barbara, sister Elaine

(Bill) Sawyer of Melrose, sister Betty (Robert) Wyss of Black River Falls, WI and brothers-in-law,

cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 am to 11:00 am on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at Torgerson

Funeral Home, 408 N. Water Street, Black River Falls, WI with a memorial service beginning at

11:00 am including military honors. There will be a luncheon following at the Lunda Community

Park lower shelter. A private family burial will be held that afternoon at the Hardies Creek

Lutheran Church Cemetery in rural Ettrick, WI.

The family would like to thank the staff of Bethany Willows Assisted Living, the St. Croix

Hospice and Tomah VA for their dedicated compassionate care. They ask that memorials be

given to your favorite local charity in lieu of flowers.

To leave words of comfort, encouragement, or condolences please visit http://www.torgersonfh.com

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