Norene was a loving and caring wife, mother, daughter, sister and aunt. She always put family first and was the glue that kept everyone together. Norene was a devoted 2nd grade teacher for 31 years, all at Isanti Primary School.
She is survived by husband of 32 years Ken; children Megan Callahan and Ryan Callahan; parents Edward and Marian Gottschalk; sister Marla (Eric) Wahlquist; twin sister Nancy (Dave) Roberts; and by many nieces, nephews and friends.
She is preceded in death by brother Edward Gene; grandparents Vivian and Victor Olson and Gertrude and Ira Gottschalk.
Memorial services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. at St. Louis Park Evangelical Free Church, 6805 Minnetonka Blvd, St. Louis Park.
Arrangements with Holcomb-Henry-Boom Funeral Home.