Norma Jean Perry

Norma Jean Perry, 76, passed away peacefully Friday, August 26, 2022, at the Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha, with her family by her side.

Norma was born on December 31, 1945, to Dale and Minnie (Hill) Weston in Decorah, Iowa. She graduated from Valley High in 1964. Norma was united in marriage to Kenneth M. Perry on June 7, 1964, at the Methodist Church in Elgin, Iowa.

Ken and Norma farmed in Castalia until 1965 then moved to Cedar Rapids. Norma was employed at Collins in 1968 and worked there for over 30 years. She was a very proud member of the IBEW 1362. Following Norma’s retirement, her and Ken moved to Waukon, Iowa. She was a member of the Red Hat Society. Throughout her life, Norma loved baking, cooking, sewing, crocheting, gardening, camping, and bird watching. She thoroughly enjoyed sharing her creations with others. Norma’s greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. Norma was greatly loved and will be missed by all.

Survivors include Norma’s devoted husband, Kenneth Perry of Waukon; sons, Ken (Shellie) Perry of Marion, Kirk (Brenda) Perry of Cedar Rapids and Kyle (Chris) Perry of Cedar Rapids; grandchildren, Sean (Ashli) Perry, Shannon O’Brien-Perry, and Tyler Perry: great-grandchildren, Jakoby and Aspen Perry; her siblings, Ardith (Richard) Barnes, Dawn (Joel) Menuey, Charlotte (Zeke) Seedorff, Roger (Judy) Weston and Rose Weston.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents, Dale and Minnie Weston; sister, Janet Keefe; and brother-in-law, Dale Batterson.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff at Hiawatha Care Center, Mercy ER and the Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha for the excellent care given to Norma and her family.

Visitation will be held from 4 – 7 pm on Thursday, September 1, 2022, at Schutte-Grau Funeral Home in Postville, Iowa. There will also be a one-hour visitation before service at the church on Friday.

Funeral Service will be at 11 am on Friday, September 2, 2022, at Community Presbyterian Church in Postville, Iowa with Karla Johnson as the officiant.

Inurnment will be at Pleasant View Cemetery, Castalia, Iowa.

Schutte-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Postville, Iowa is assisting the family with arrangements.

Click here to visit the Schutte-Grau Funeral Home website.

 

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