Norma Bolitho Obituary

Norma Jean Bolitho
Norma Jean Bolitho

October 21, 1941 - July 13, 2021
Born in Norway, Michigan
Resided in Des Moines, Iowa
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Norma Bolitho, 79, resident of West Des Moines, passed away at Ramsey Village on July 13 after battling lung cancer. Norma was born in Norway, Michigan and grew up In Niagara, Wisconsin. In 1970 she became an English Professor at Grand View University in Des Moines. Upon her retirement in 2007 she was named Professor Emeritus. Her colleagues and students remember her dedication to education, wry humor, and the tremendous care she gave her students.

She was predeceased in death by her parents, Leonard and Gertrude Bolitho, and a sister, Marion, who died in infancy. She is survived by a sister, Susan Bolitho Zukowski, a nephew, Todd Zukowski and a niece, Tonya Zukowski Jarvie.

No funeral services are planned at this time. In Norma’s honor, contributions may be made to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Doctors Without Borders, or Grand View University.




Funeral Home
Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322


Animal Rescue League Of Iowa
5452 NE 22nd Street
Des Moines, IA 50313
Doctors Without Borders
P.O. Box 5030
Hagarstown, MD US 21741
Grand View University
1200 Grandview Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50316