Norma Jean Petersen
September 07, 1933 - September 10, 2021
Norma Jean Petersen was born on September 7, 1933, to Herman and Hattie (Boger) Kahl in Buck Grove, Iowa. She was baptized at Zion Lutheran Church on December 19, 1933 in Denison, and later confirmed her faith at St. John Lutheran Church on March 30, 1947 in Buck Grove. She attended country school and later graduated from Denison High School with the class of 1953.
On May 20, 1956, Norma Kahl was united into marriage to Glenn Petersen at St. John's Lutheran Church in Buck Grove. They adopted their children: Delaine in 1963 and Carolyn in 1965. Norma and Glenn lived in Denison and she worked for Builders Lumber for seven years until they adopted their children, and then went back to work there for another seven years. She also worked for the Crawford County Auditor parttime. She was also employed at the Cabinet Factory until she retired in 2005.
Norma was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church. She enjoyed going to the senior center and going out with the girls every week. She was an active volunteer for the Alzheimer's Association, she enjoyed raising funding and attending the memory walk. She served several years as an Eventide Board Member. She also volunteered for Veteran's Affairs Memorial Day Celebration and was a member of the Senior Center Board.
Norma passed away, surrounded by her family, on September 10, 2021, at Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison, Iowa, at the age of 88 years and three days.
Norma was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Glenn Petersen; siblings: Herman Kahl, Jr, Earl Kahl, Dorothy Hulsebus and Irene Schulz. She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Berry of Jefferson, Iowa; son, Delaine (Tammie Naberhaus) Petersen of Manning, Iowa; eight grandchildren: Autumn (Jonathan) Dolph, Mason Berry, Jacob Berry, Colby (Lexi) Petersen, Zeth Petersen; Tiffany Naberhaus, Michael Naberhaus, and Jeffery Naberhaus; ten great-grandchildren; sister, Donna Ahart of Denison; sisters-in-law: Dorris Kahl of Denison, Dorothy Kahl of Mason City, and Eunice Hollander of Denison; brothers-in-law: Arlyn Schulz of New Ulm, Minnesota and John Feddersen of Denison; and many other relatives and friends.
A prayer service will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, with the visitation to follow from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Huebner Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, also at the Huebner Funeral Home in Denison.
Memorials may be directed to the Zion Lutheran School, Zion Improvement Fund, Zion Evening Guild or other family wishes.