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Friday May 20th, 2022
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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Saturday May 21st, 2022
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SS Peter and Paul Church
Saturday May 21st, 2022

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Norma May

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

Funeral Mass:
    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

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Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as Norma's family: a long beautiful life. Have a great celebration of her life when worshiping tomorrow. Viv and Ivan Horn

Ivan and Vivian L. Horn May 20 2022 4:46 PM

Nancy, so sorry for the loss of your mom. I just remember being at your house in high school and thought she was so beautiful and sweet to all of us girls. Praying for you all.

Joani (Schoenhoff) Akers May 20 2022 1:00 PM

Such a sweet lady.
I always enjoyed her kind ways and lovely smile.
I am sure she is so happy to see our Lord.

Kris wittenauer May 19 2022 8:28 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Norma May

Ellen Gates May 19 2022 12:10 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Norma May

Joyce Russell May 19 2022 12:10 AM

Condolences to and prayers for the family.

Pam Jehling May 18 2022 5:38 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Norma May

Pam Jehling May 18 2022 5:37 PM

Prayers for the family.

Carole Nobbe May 18 2022 5:33 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Norma May

Carole Nobbe May 18 2022 5:32 PM