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Wilma M. (Gross) Purdy

July 24, 1925 ~ March 28, 2022 (age 96)

Obituary

Funeral Services for Wilma M. Purdy, age 96, of Norfolk, will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 1, 2022 at Christ Lutheran Church in Norfolk.  Reverend Mike Moreno will officiate.  Interment will be in Crown Hill Cemetery in Madison.  Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the church.  The Funeral Service will be livestreamed on Christ Lutheran’s Facebook and YouTube Page.  Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.

She passed away Monday, March 28, 2022 at St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Care Center in Norfolk.

Wilma was born July 24, 1925 in Lindsay, Nebraska to Daniel and Louise (Eucker) Gross.

On January 15, 1947, Wilma married Earl Purdy at Christ Lutheran Church in Norfolk.  The couple was blessed with three children, Marilyn, Ronald and Joyce. 

Wilma and Earl farmed east of Madison, Nebraska.  She loved collecting pretty dishes, cooking and baking. Her family loved her cloverleaf rolls and lemon pie.  Wilma and Earl enjoyed dancing and playing cards with family and friends.    Also, the couple appreciated the opportunity to travel.

In 1986, Wilma and Earl moved from the family farm to Norfolk. 

Wilma was a member of the Ladies VFW Post Auxiliary, American Legion Post Auxiliary, and Christ Lutheran Church.  She served on election board in Norfolk and Madison County. 

Wilma is survived by her daughter Marilyn (Stan) Manning of Tampa, FL, son Ronald (Pam) Purdy of Caldwell, ID, daughter Joyce (Keith) Leinenweaver of Norfolk, six grandsons, thirteen great grandchildren, six step grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Earl (2000), grandson Eric Manning (2000), son-in-law Jim Jansen (1999) and twelve siblings.

Memorials are suggested to Lutheran High Northeast or St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Care Center.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
April 1, 2022

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Christ Lutheran Church
605 South 5th Street
Norfolk, NE 68701

Funeral Service
Friday
April 1, 2022

10:30 AM
Christ Lutheran Church
605 South 5th Street
Norfolk, NE 68701

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