NORMA M. KELLER, age 83
Of New Bremen, died unexpectedly after a brief illness on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the Joint Twp. Dist. Memorial Hospital in St Marys. She was born on February 28, 1936 in Minster, the daughter of the late Julius E. and Clara E. (Bruns) Heitkamp. Surviving are her children Angela (Daniel) Linn of St. Henry, and Sharon (Bob) Brussell of New Bremen, six grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and her brothers: Wilbert Heitkamp of Sidney, Ernest Heitkamp of Lebanon, Ohio, Walter Heitkamp of Minster, and Marvin Heitkamp of New Bremen. Along with her parents, Norma was preceded in death by her siblings Roseanna Holthaus, Irene Ballard, Roger Heitkamp, and Gerald Heitkamp.
Norma attended St. John’s School. She was a member of the Church of the Holy Redeemer in New Bremen. She was a homemaker for most of her life, but she worked in assembly for Crown Equipment Corp. in New Bremen for several years. After that, she was on the custodial staff at the U.S. Post Office in New Bremen. In her spare time, she enjoyed going out to eat at the Lucky Steer Restaurant, shopping and camping; but most of all she loved to spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Private family services will be held at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen with Rev. Mr. Greg Bornhorst officiating. Inurnment will take place in the German Protestant Cemetery in New Bremen at a later date.
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gin voress saysJanuary 16, 2020 at 4:28 pm
You have my sympathy in the loss of your mother. I worked with her at Crown and even was her “boss” for a while. I took her toilet papering one time at a friend’s house on 66 while they were on vacation. Apparently the following day she was driving by with her sister who didn’t approve but Norma did not tell she was one of the “decorators.” I also talked to her at the post office several times while she cleaned. May she rest in peace. Ginny (Broerman) Voress
Deb and Bill saysJanuary 17, 2020 at 12:39 pm
Sharon and Bob you are in our thoughts and prayers. Thinking of you
Marilyn Sommer saysJanuary 17, 2020 at 5:07 pm
Sharon and Bob, and brother Marvin, I send my sincere condolences for your loss. May you find comfort remembering the good times.
Paula heitkamp saysJanuary 17, 2020 at 9:24 pm
Angie and Dan, so sorry for your loss. Norma was a wonderful lady and I loved giving her a hard time at the post office. I could always make her laugh. My prayers and thoughts to you and your family