Buffalo Center, Iowa Norma Rotterman, age 69, of Buffalo Center, Iowa, passed away of cancer on Wednesday afternoon, July 25, 2012, at Parker Oaks Communities in Winnebago under the care of United Hands Hospice.
The birth of Norma Jean Anderson took place in Forest City, Iowa, on May 14, 1943, to her parents Albin and Eva (Danger) Anderson and her eight-year-old brother, Gary.
On Nov. 29, 1958, she was united in marriage to Francis D. Rotterman at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ledyard, Iowa.
She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Rosary Society, serving as president for several years. Norma also taught catechism for several years at her church.
Throughout her lifetime, Norma enjoyed spending time with family, working with beef cattle, embroidering tea towels and quilt blocks, flower gardening, cooking and baking.
Norma leaves her husband of 53 years, Francis Rotterman; children, Terri (Mike) Springer, Traci Schwab, Bill (Jill) Rotterman, Tina (Douglas) Nimz, Tonya (David) Reed, and adopted son, Bradley Rotterman; grandchildren, Danica Nauman, Dusty Nauman, Darin (Katie) Engelby, Natice Schwab, Sophia, Max and Ava Rotterman, Drake, Abby and Jack Nimz, Emma and Libby Reed; step-granddaughter, Kristin Reed; great-grandchild, Riley Bauer; brother, Gary (Lucy)?Anderson; and nephews, Scott, David and Gary Allen Anderson.
As Norma arrives at her final destination she will be greeted by her parents, Albin and Eva Anderson; stepmother, Helen Anderson; sister-in-law, Sylvia Anderson; and nephew, Bruce Anderson.
The family extends a special thank you to the staff at Parker Oaks and the caregivers of United Hands Hospice for their compassionate care of Norma.
A Funeral Service for Norma J. Rotterman will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 30, 2012, at the St. John's Catholic Church, Bancroft, Iowa with Rev. Thomas officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery in Bancroft. Visitation was from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, July 29, 2012, at the Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth, and one hour prior to services at the church on Monday. The Oakcrest Funeral Services of Bancroft, assisted the family with arrangements.
Online condolences may be made to www.oakcrestfuneralservices.com