Norma May, nee Frisch, 94, of Waterloo, Illinois, died May 17, 2022, at her home in Waterloo, IL. She was born November 7, 1927, in Kirkwood, MO.
She is survived by her husband, Roy J. May; her children Susan (Randy) Rettberg, Jerry (Gina) May, Nancy (David) Nobbe, Barry May, Lissa (John) Mudrick, Laura (Kermit) Constantine, and Danny May; 11 Grandchildren: Kevin (Kelli) and David May; Nathan (Emily), Nicholas, and Jesse Nobbe; Matthew May; Travis (Kimmie), Ben, and Sam Constantine; Monica May and Mallory (Drew) Huebner; 5 great-grandchildren: Aiden and Mila May; Harper, Sutton, and Wells Huebner; sister Rosemary Nagel; sister-in-law Marjorie May; many nieces and nephews; and special friends Eugene "Buddy" and Gloria Knoke.
She is preceded in death by daughter Molly (in infancy); parents Edward and Rosina (Fleck) Frisch; stepfather Theodore Parrott; sister Corinne (Ambrose) May; brother Edward (Helen) Frisch; father and mother-in-law Alfred "Barry" and Helen (Cody) May; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Margaret (Arthur) Kaffai, Alfred May, Ambrose (Corinne) May, Helen (Edward) Frisch, and Robert (Elizabeth) May; nieces and nephews.
Norma was married to the love of her life, Roy, on October 7, 1947-74 ½ years ago. They worked side by side as he established and developed his business. She was a faith-filled Catholic who lived her life with kindness and generosity. She loved her family, being a mom, and nurturing the next generations; she enjoyed anticipating and planning for holidays and family gatherings. She and Roy traveled to all seven continents, and while she was always up for a new adventure her favorite day of any trip was the day she returned home. Mom loved fresh flowers, gardening, reading, playing Scrabble, and being a hostess. She was an excellent baker -- 'famous' for her brownies and apple pie. Norma was well-loved and will be greatly missed.
As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to:
Masses at SS Peter & Paul
or SS Peter & Paul School
4 PM to 8 PM Friday, May 20, 2022 at Quernheim Funeral Home
8 AM until 9:30 AM Saturday at Quernheim Funeral Home
10 AM Saturday, May 21, 2022 at SS Peter & Paul Church in Waterloo, IL
Father Linus Umoren C.M. officiating
Interment at SS Peter & Paul Cemetery in Waterloo, IL