Norma Thuestad

ROCHELLE — Norma M. Thuestad, 91, of Rochelle, formerly of Creston, died Sunday, March 11, 2018, at Oakcrest DeKalb Area Retirement Center, into the arms of our Lord and Savior.
She was born May 26, 1926, in South Dakota, the daughter of Lars and Marie Hansen. Norma married Orval L. Thuestad on Jan. 7, 1944, at Trinity Lutheran Church in DeKalb.
Norma was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She was a master in the kitchen and garden, and enjoyed embroidery and spiritual music. Norma’s joy was her family and her faith.  
She is survived by her husband, Orval, of Rochelle; her children, Roger (LaRonda) Thuestad of Creston, Jim (Betty) Thuestad of Waterman, Sandy (Alan) Petit of Sycamore, and Priscilla Thuestad of Creston; five grandchildren, Raymond Thuestad, Pat Juneau, Tracy Carlson, Nicole Marchese, and Kathryn Thuestad; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 15 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 303 South Seventh Street, DeKalb, with Rev. Dr. Stephen Squires officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Creston.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services, Thursday, March 15, at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Norma M. Thuestad Memorial Fund, addressed to the Thuestad Family in care of Anderson Funeral Home, Ltd., P.O. Box 605, 2011 South Fourth Street, DeKalb, IL 60115.
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