Blue Earth Naomi Karge, age 98, of Blue Earth, died Sunday, April 8, 2012, at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center. Funeral Services were held April 11, 2012, at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center in Blue Earth. The Rev. Karl Rydholm officiated. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth. Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Blue Earth assisted the family with the arrangements.
Naomi was born Feb. 19, 1914, in Hand County, S.D., the daughter of John and Ada (Troyer) Fisher. She was raised and educated in South Dakota and was married to Harry E. Karge on Oct. 3, 1931, in Mitchell, S.D. The couple came to the Elmore area in 1942 and soon moved to rural Blue Earth. Naomi was a longtime member of Immanuel Methodist Church before retiring to Blue Earth in 1965. She began working at the Blue Earth Hospital in the cleaning department and was soon promoted to hospital cook, where she remained for 28 years. Naomi enjoyed quilting, embroidery, vegetable gardening and canning. She especially enjoyed family gatherings and time spent with grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Naomi is survived by her son, Arnold (Marvis) Karge, of Frost; daughter, Phyllis Springis, of Blaine; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, in 1992; two brothers; and seven sisters.
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