In loving memory of

Norma Jean Petersen
September 7, 1933 - September 10, 2021

Norma Jean Petersen was born on September 7, 1933, to Herman and Hattie (Boger) Kahl in Buck Grove, Iowa. She was baptized at Zion Lutheran Church on December 19, 1933 in Denison, and later confirmed her faith at St. John Lutheran Church on March 30, 1947 in Buck Grove. She attended country school and later graduated from Denison High School with the class of 1953.

On May 20, 1956, Norma Kahl was united into marriage to Glenn Petersen at St. John's Lutheran Church in Buck Grove. They adopted their children: Delaine in 1963 and Carolyn in 1965. Norma and Glenn lived in Denison and she worked for Builders Lumber for seven years until they adopted their children, and then went back to work there for another seven years. She also worked for the Crawford County Auditor parttime. She was also employed at the Cabinet Factory until she retired in 2005.

Norma was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church. She enjoyed going to the senior center and going out with the girls every week. She was an active volunteer for the Alzheimer's Association, she enjoyed raising funding and attending the memory walk. She served several years as an Eventide Board Member. She also volunteered for Veteran's Affairs Memorial Day Celebration and was a member of the Senior Center Board.

Norma passed away, surrounded by her family, on September 10, 2021, at Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison, Iowa, at the age of 88 years and three days.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Glenn Petersen; siblings: Herman Kahl, Jr, Earl Kahl, Dorothy Hulsebus and Irene Schulz. She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Berry of Jefferson, Iowa; son, Delaine (Tammie Naberhaus) Petersen of Manning, Iowa; eight grandchildren: Autumn (Jonathan) Dolph, Mason Berry, Jacob Berry, Colby (Lexi) Petersen, Zeth Petersen; Tiffany Naberhaus, Michael Naberhaus, and Jeffery Naberhaus; ten great-grandchildren; sister, Donna Ahart of Denison; sisters-in-law: Dorris Kahl of Denison, Dorothy Kahl of Mason City, and Eunice Hollander of Denison; brothers-in-law: Arlyn Schulz of New Ulm, Minnesota and John Feddersen of Denison; and many other relatives and friends.

A prayer service will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, with the visitation to follow from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Huebner Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, also at the Huebner Funeral Home in Denison.

Memorials may be directed to the Zion Lutheran School, Zion Improvement Fund, Zion Evening Guild or other family wishes.


Marlys Groth wrote on Sep 16, 2021:

"I volunteered with Norma at Zion for a while. Such a nice person. Rest in Peace Norma!"

Rose Bradley wrote on Sep 13, 2021:

"Rose Bradley Thinking of all the fun times at parties and Anniversary back Norma was always fun to be around .Sorry for your loss."

Annette (Halbur) Watkins wrote on Sep 13, 2021:

"Carylon thinking of you and your family. So very sorry for your loss"

Anita Engelmann wrote on Sep 11, 2021:

"Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I'm so sorry for your loss."

Tim Deiber wrote on Sep 11, 2021:

"I have so many memories of our camping days together as families when I was younger. Prayers and comfort to Delaine and Cayrolyn, I don't have any childhood memories with out your mom being in it."

Lloyd and Jan Deiber wrote on Sep 11, 2021:

"Remembering all camping and card playing fun we had back in the day. Our sympathy to both Caroline and Delaine"

Lanette wrote on Sep 11, 2021:

"Sorry for your loss, I do remember her,, always happy and full of life"