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The Norheims: A local love story


February 14, 2019

Savann Guthrie / Petersburg Pilot

Still in love and still doing things together, Jeannie, right, now 87 and Roald now 90 will be celebrating their 64th wedding anniversary this year.

There are many ideas, books, quotes, videos and even classes on what makes a good, lasting relationship, but all one has to do is ask lifelong Petersburg residents Roald and Jeannine Norheim, married 64 years this July. Their joint response, "doing things together."

The Norheims' love story from the beginning was about doing things together, such as both being born and raised in Petersburg by Norwegian immigrants. They both attended elementary and high school together, although Roald is three years older than Jeannine. They knew the same people and had the same friends. In those days they s...

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