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“Malmgren Family ~Your Mother was a lovely "Lady" and I was privileged to know her as a neighbor. May God hold you all in the palm of his hand.Helen...Read More »
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“Jeanne. I came to know reflections of your mother through your eyes. I'm keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Raquel Contreras - Clemson, SC

“Jeanne,I'm so sorry about your mother. Please know that my prayers are with you. Bonnie Lanier ”
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“Norma was such a blessing to me. She wasn't just a client i took care of, she was my family. She had the best smile and hugs when I would arrive to...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Malinda Pruitt - Anderson, SC

“I remember how beautiful, elegant and gracious she was when you and Jim were married. I have loved the stories you have shared about her since you...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Mary Evertz - St Petersburg, FL

“Praying for all of you. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Leigh Kennemore - Easley, SC

“John, You have been a dear friend to me over the last several years, Through God and you pushing me in the right direction and helping me find a home...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Randy Martin - Clemson, SC

“My prayers and blessings to all of you, always. Linda ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Linda Bias - Seminole, FL

“You are in my thoughts, dear friend. My sincere condolences to you and your family. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Erin James - St. Petersburg, FL

“Sending condolences to you, Jeanne, and your family. It's clear your mother led a full life, and, from your reminiscences, that you and she shared a...Read More »
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“The Holt family sends our sympathy to Jeanne and the family, along with our appreciation of a life well-lived. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Charlotte Holt - Clemson, SC

“Dear Jeanne and family - To have experienced 100 years on this earth...from horse-drawn buggies to self-driving cars, from knowing veterans of the...Read More »
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Norma Jean Kruse Malmgren, 100, of Clemson, died peacefully in her sleep at home on September 18, 2016. Born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, she was the daughter of Henry and Mame Kruse and the widow of Conrad Malmgren, who died in 2005 after 64 years of marriage. She was a member of Fort Hill Presbyterian Church in Clemson. She is survived by her children; John Malmgren, Mark Malmgren and his wife Patricia, and Jeanne Malmgren Melvin and her husband Jim all of Clemson; as well as seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and her nieces Kathy Millar and Ellen Thum.In addition to her husband, Mrs. Malmgren was predeceased by her sister, Lorraine Niedert, her grandson, Jeff Malmgren and her daughter-in-law Sheila Malmgren."

Mrs. Malmgren was a homemaker for most of her life, but also worked as bookkeeper for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Throughout dozens of moves around the country in support of her husband’s career, Mrs. Malmgren took great joy in creating a beautiful home for her family wherever they lived. She was skilled in decorative arts such as needlepoint, gold leaf, decoupage and painted furniture finishes. She also enjoyed gardening, antiquing, and travel. The family extends heartfelt thanks to her devoted caregivers Linda Taylor, Georgia Taylor, Malinda Pruitt, Pat Williams, Patty Randall, Ashtin Scott, and Judy Thackston, as well as the staffs of Oconee Hospice of the Foothills and Providence Hospice. A graveside service will be held in November in Sioux Falls, S.D. Memorials may be made to Oconee Hospice of the Foothills, 390 Keowee School Road, Seneca, SC 29672.Condolences may be expressed online at or at Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home, Central, SC.