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WOODLAND – Ruth Helen Norbeck, 94, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, died Feb. 7, 2010, in Caribou. She was born Jan. 30, 1916, in Caribou, daughter of Fredrick and Elizabeth (Bacon) Dickinson. She, her husband and four children worked their family farm in Woodland for more than 50 years. She was a lifelong member of Gustof Adolph Lutheran Church, New Sweden, and was a very active member of Lutheran Christian Women. She is survived by her three daughters, Rita Adams and her husband, Harold, of Caribou, Glennis Wheeler of Southington, Conn., and Marlene Durepo and her husband, Jeffery, of Limestone; two sisters, Mary Sirois of New Sweden and Gertrude Erickson of Worchester, Mass.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 62 years, Chester N. Norbeck; one son, Fred Norbeck; one granddaughter, Debra Norbeck Derr; a grandson, Christian Wheeler; brothers, Fredrick, Basil and Floyd Dickinson; and sisters, Cora Cochran, Fern Harmon and Madeline Albert. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St., Caribou. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Gustof Adolph Lutheran Church, New Sweden, with the Rev. James Morgan officiating. Spring interment will take place at New Sweden Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish to contribute in memory of Ruth may do so to Gustof Adolph Lutheran Church Memorial Fund. Envelopes may be obtained through the funeral home. For an online register, please go to

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