Norma Stevens, 81, of Monticello, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at the Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello where a parish vigil will be held at 7:30 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 1, 2013, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Monticello with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. Keith Birch will officiate.
Norma was born May 10, 1931, in Worthington, Iowa, the daughter of Alfred and Malvina (Bonert) Offermann. She graduated from St. Paul School in Worthington. On June 7, 1949, she was united in marriage to William “Bill” Stevens. Together they farmed near Worthington for a short time and moved to a farm west of Monticello. They moved into Monticello in 1969. After moving to town, Norma worked at Felton’s Café, Bud’s Super Value, and eventually began at Polo Plastics as a seamstress for 26 years, retiring in 2005.
She enjoyed going for a drive with Bill, Friday night fish with “the girls”, making cookies for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and traveling to see her family.
Survivors include her children, Bev (Michael) Bray, Julie (Bob) Stogdill, Dean (Lisa) Stevens, and Lori (Tim) Miles, all of Monticello, and Gary (Mary) Stevens of Alamogordo, N.M.; nine grandchildren, Jason and Brett Bray, Ryan (Morgan) Stogdill, Keri (Ben) Dahl, Stephanie (fiancé Joe) Sauerman, Danielle and Nicole Stevens, and Kody (fiancé Jess) and Mandi Miles; five great-grandchildren, Landon, Preslee, Beckett, Mariah, and Bailey; two sisters, Theresa (Al) Merkes of Dubuque, and Lois Jasper of Peosta; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Doris M. Offermann of Earlville, Doris A. Offermann of New Vienna, Marie Stevens of Oelwein, and Grace Stevens, and Mary and Leland “Fritz” Nebel, all of Dyersville.
She was preceded in death by her husband; two children, Dennis and Sharon; two great-grandchildren, Madelyn and Sophia Stogdill; two brothers, Leon and Ernie Offermann; and five brothers-in law, James Jasper, John, Lawrence, Louis, and “Fritz” Stevens.
Memorials are preferred to the Monticello Senior Dining program.
Information available and condolences accepted at www.kramerfuneral.com.
Published Feb. 27, 2013 in The Gazette