Norma Schillerstrom Obituary

Norma R. Schillerstrom
Norma R. Schillerstrom
Norma R. Schillerstrom

October 6, 1930 - February 14, 2015
Born in rural Dallas County, IA
Resided in West Des Moines, IA
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Norma R. Schillerstrom passed away February 14, 2015 at Edgewater Retirement Community, after struggling with cancer. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 19, at First United Methodist Church in Des Moines, where the family will greet friends for one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.

Norma was born in rural Dallas County on October 6, 1930. She was the daughter of John and Edith Fidler. She had one sister, Mary Lou Johnson. Her school years were in Adel and her adult life in Des Moines. She met her husband, Merl, at a First United Methodist group called Oxford League. Their first date was in the spring, and they were married in the fall. They celebrated their sixty-second year of marriage in November. Merl said they had many similarities that brought them together. That included church involvement, independent thinking, family background, and love for each other.

She enjoyed her four children: Mark, Roger, Marie, and Laura. She liked to bake cookies for the grandchildren's birthdays. She enjoyed the family vacations they took each year in their travel trailer. She looked forward to our family reunions each fall. Her hobby was crocheting. She made many knitted and crocheted gifts for the family. She was part of a group that knitted prayer shawls that were given to those who needed to know they were loved.

She is survived and lovingly remembered by her husband, Merl Schillerstrom; four children: Mark (Maribeth) Schillerstrom, Roger (Susan) Schillerstrom, Marie (Clifford) Sample, and Laura (Craig) Strayer; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

She has left this world but will forever be in ours.

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Arrangements by Iles Westover Chapel.

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Cemetery
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Memorial Gathering Prior
First United Methodist Church
1001 Pleasant Street
Des Moines, IA US 50309
Thursday, February 19, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Memorial Service
First United Methodist Church
1001 Pleasant Street
Des Moines, IA US 50309
Thursday, February 19, 2015
2:00 PM
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First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund
1001 Pleasant Street
Des Moines, IA 50309