Phyllis Marie Muncer of Chelsea, age 74, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019 at her home surrounded by family and friends.
She was born Oct. 14, 1944 in Virginia, Minnesota, the daughter of Owen Charles Ash and Bernice Marie Vivian (Anderson) Norlander. She and her brother Jeff were raised by their mother until she married John Norlander in 1963 and acquired two more brothers John and Michael Norlander.
She spent her youth in Virginia, Minnesota and summers on Lake Vermilion until graduating high school in 1962. She also attended Virginia Junior College. Later she moved to Minneapolis to become a flight attendant with North Central Airlines in the early 1960’s. She married and had two children, Kristen and Anna. The family moved to Chelsea in 1973. During the time her children were of school age Phyllis was involved in a variety of school and community activities. In 1986, Phyllis went back to the airlines to reclaim her love for travel until her retirement from Delta Airlines in 2006.
A celebration of her life will be held at the Chelsea Depot on Oct. 24 from 4-7 p.m.
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