Norma J. (Huetig) SchloteJuly 3, 1930 ~ January 23, 2020 (age 89)
Funeral services for Norma Schlote, 89, Norfolk, will be 10:30 Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at Mount Olive Lutheran Church. Reverend Robert Wiest will officiate. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Norfolk. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m., Monday, at Home for Funerals Chapel, 708 Georgia Avenue. Home for Funerals is in charge of the arrangements.
Norma passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Nursing Home on Thursday, January 23, 2020.
Norma was born on July 3, 1930, at Coleridge. She was the middle daughter of Albert and Nora (Hartung) Huetig. She graduated from Laurel High School in 1947. Following graduation, she worked part-time for E.O. Waite and helped clerk at the Laurel Sales Company. Next, she trained to be a telephone operator and worked for 3½ years in the telephone office.
On November 7, 1954, Norma married Willis Schlote, of Bloomfield. The couple made their home in Bloomfield and started their family. They had three children and then moved to Norfolk, Nebraska. Norma was a full-time homemaker until the children were all in school. She then did babysitting in her home and eventually took a job with Gene Stortvedt Accounting. She also worked for several years at Jenny Motors. Norma found time to act as a Den Mother for the Cub Scouts and as a 4-H Leader.
The church was very important to Norma and she joined the LWML and Ladies Aid Society. With any leftover time, she enjoyed reading, baking, needlework, and playing Scrabble against one of the earliest electronic games, Monty Scrabble.
Norma is survived by her husband of 65 years, Willis; their children and spouses--Reverend Loy (Nancy) Schlote, of Joliet, IL; Lea (Larry) McKenna, of Osmond; Lyle (Mona) Schlote, of Norfolk; three grandchildren—Will Baumer, Christy (John) Sharp, and Gandhi (Audrey) Schlote and three great grandchildren—Ella, Max and Nathan; her sister, Velma (Larry) Bass, of Leavenworth, KS; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her older sister, Wanda.
Norma wished that in lieu of flowers, donations would be directed to the Orphan Grain Train.