Norma Nafziger

June 5, 1927 ~ June 23, 2021 (age 94)


Norma June Nafziger, 94, of Minier, passed away Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at Hopedale Nursing Home in Hopedale.

She was born June 5, 1927 in Gridley to Silas D. and Amanda Stalter Birkey.  She married Merle Nafziger on November 20, 1948 in Flanagan and celebrated 72 years of marriage.

Surviving are her husband, Merle Nafziger;  two sons, Roger (Cindy) Nafziger and Gregg (Tina) Nafziger, both of Minier; four grandchildren, Brett (Andrea) Nafziger, Holly (Tim) Gottschalk, Loni (Matt) Steinkamp, and Blake Nafziger; eight great grandchildren; and one sister, Joan (John) Litwiller of Minier.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Marie Oyer, Carolyn Kutzner, Velda Birky, and Leota Springer; and one brother, Lowell Birkey.

She was a member of Hopedale Mennonite Church and volunteered at the Et Cetera Shop in Eureka for over 35 years.  She owned her own business of making porcelain dolls.

A memorial service will be at 11:00 am Saturday, June 26, 2021 at Hopedale Mennonite Church.  Pastor Jessica Litwiller will officiate.  Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:45 am Saturday at the church.  Private family burial will be in Mennonite Cemetery in Hopedale.  Davis-Oswald Funeral Home in Tremont is handling the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Hopedale Mennonite Church.


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