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Jennifer Norine

Jennifer Dawn Witte Norine, age 44, of Minneapolis, formerly of Atwater, died Monday, November 19, at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale.  Jen's faith, love, and strength carried her through her many year battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 23, at St. John Lutheran Church in Atwater.  Interment will be at Union cemetery.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.  Arrangements are with Peterson Brothers Atwater Funeral Home.

Jennifer Dawn Witte Norine was born on April 19, 1974, in Litchfield, Minnesota, the daughter of Donald and Pamela (Bartels) Witte.  She grew up in Atwater, was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church, and graduated from Atwater-Grove City  High School in 1992.  She then attended Concordia University in St. Paul and graduated with a degree in Education in 1996.  Jennifer began her teaching career at Gethsemane Lutheran School in Maplewood, as a junior high science teacher and volleyball coach.  She taught science at the Farmington Middle School and was the head varsity volleyball coach.  She later taught science  at Battle Creek Middle School in St. Paul.  On April 4, 2008, she married Josh Norine in Bali, Indonesia and they made their home in Minneapolis.  Jennifer most recently worked with Josh at Total Health Care and Physical Medicine.

Jennifer loved playing and coaching volleyball and beach volleyball.  She also enjoyed cooking, running, being outdoors, and traveling the world with Josh.  Jennifer’s love and compassion has brought unmeasurable joy and happiness to her marriage with Josh.  She will forever be in his heart and soul.

She is survived by her husband: Dr. Josh Norine of Minneapolis; her mother: Pamela Witte of Waconia; a sister: Janell (and Mike) Larson of Victoria; her father-in-law and mother-in-law: Jon and Barb Norine of Castle Danger; a sister-in-law: Niki (and Bill) DeArmond of Bozeman, MT;  nephew: Owen Larson; nephew and godson: Brayden DeArmond; two nieces: Aisley Larson and Dani DeArmond; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father: Donald Witte in 2007; and her grandparents.

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I am so saddened to hear this. I was honored to work with Jen at Battle Creek Middle School as her principal. She is by far one of the greatest human beings and teachers I have ever worked with. My prayers go out to her family.

Jocelyn Sims Nov 28 2018 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathies to her Entire family. I had the pleasure of knowing Jen through College and calling her a great friend...She had a smile that could light up a room. I enjoyed running into her at educational conferences and catching up. She will be missed by all, Heaven has gained an extrodinary angel.

Rudy Avia Nov 28 2018 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathies to Pam, Janell and Josh. I will always remember Jenny's contagious dimply smile, it could truly brighten a room. May you take comfort in knowing that she is now residing with her Lord and Savior and basking in His Glory for all eternity.

Shelly Hadley-Alexander Nov 23 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jennifer Norine

Carrie Jo Siwek Nov 22 2018 12:00 AM

Dr Josh, My thoughts and prayers are for you and Jennifer's family and friends.

Sue Kowalski Nov 22 2018 12:00 AM

Josh, My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult time. Sending love and Prayers. Alondra Churcher

Nov 21 2018 12:00 AM

My deepest condolences to the Witte family. You know what a special role Jen (my Button) played in each of our lives. I am sorry we CANNOT make the funeral, but know that my entire family is wrapping you in the BIGGEST of hugs! I know her memory will definitely live on with her family if friends. Much love, Susan & Rick & the entire Strand family.

Susan Strand Nov 21 2018 12:00 AM

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Niki DeArmond Nov 21 2018 12:00 AM

Its forever 5 O,clock... Love, Drew & Jamia

Nov 20 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jennifer Norine

Connie Halvorson Nov 20 2018 12:00 AM

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