Norma Hohlfeld Obituary

Norma Lee Hohlfeld
Norma Hohlfeld
Norma Lee Hohlfeld

October 27, 1935 - January 23, 2012
Born in Winnebago, MN
Resided in Clive, IA
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Norma Hohlfeld, 76, died Monday, January 23, 2012, at Methodist West Hospital in West Des Moines. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 28, at Trinity Lutheran Church, of which she was an active member.

Norma was born on October 27, 1935, in Winnebago, MN to Grace (Adams) and John Talley. She grew up in Mora, MN, attended the University of Minnesota and participated in summer stock theater where she met her future husband William Hohlfeld. They raised their family in Mount Ayr where she and Bill started the Moonlighters Theater Group. Norma worked for the Iowa Department of Human Services for 25 years, retiring in 1997 as the program manager for the Promise Jobs program. In retirement she continued as a program consultant for various state agencies.

Norma is survived by husband of 55 years, William Hohlfeld, children, Paul (Marchell) Hohlfeld of Des Moines, Talley Sue (William Terdoslavich) Hohlfeld of New York City, NY, Lee (Marilyn) Hohlfeld of Huntsville, AL, Anne Marie (Don) Bryan of North St. Paul, MN; "German sons" Frank Raue and Hannas Lauerbach; siblings, Marilyn (Michael Sicora) Matheny of Minneapolis, MN, Sandra (Fritz) Grupp of Dewey, AZ and Terry (Tina) Talley of Katy, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Harlan Talley.

Family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Friday at Iles Funeral Homes-Westover Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church. Online condolences will be welcomed at

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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Friday, January 27, 2012
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church
3223 University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50311
Saturday, January 28, 2012
10:00 AM


Trinity Lutheran Church
3223 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311