Palma Karlsen

Obituary of Palma J. Karlsen

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Palma Valderhaug Karlsen of Telemark Estates section of Rockaway Township died on December 6, 2002 at the Glenlora Nursing Home, after a lengthy illness. She was born on Alesund Norway and immigrated to the USA in 1957, moving to Lake Telemark. Palma was past President of the Bondeungdomslaget Social Club. She was active in the Sons of Norway, NorBu Lodge and was a member for many years of the Norwegian Folk Dancing Group. She was an organizer of the Childrens Norwegian Folk Dancing Group. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Palma sang in the church choir and was head usher for seven years. Palma leaves her husband of 37 years, Anders Karlsen; four nephews and one niece in Norway and many dear friends in Norway and the USA. A Memorial Service will be held at the NorBu Lodge, Sons of Norway, 21 Oslo Drive Lake Telemark, Rockaway, NJ on Thursday Dec. 12, 2002 at 11:00AM. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in Palmas name to NorBu Lodge Sons of Norway P.O.Box 317 Hibernia, NJ 07842-0317 or the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 518 Green Pond Rd., Rockaway Township, NJ 07866