Norma M.‘Hutch’ Kirby (nee Hutchison)

Aug. 18, 1923 – July 24, 2010

Norma M. "Hutch" Kirby (nee Hutchison) of Oak Creek and formerly of Wauwatosa, North Prairie and Waukesha, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 24, 2010, surrounded by family at the age of 86.

She was born in Cleveland on Aug. 18, 1923, a daughter of the late Andrew and Matilda (Ritter) Hutchison. Norma was married to Frank J. "FJ" Kirby on Sept. 15, 1946, and together they raised five children. She was employed as a secretary for St. Joe’s Deaconess Hospital and was a member of St. William Catholic Church, where she also served as a commentator. She was an avid reader and was particularly fond of Agatha Christie’s work. She enjoyed singing and socializing with the St. Jude’s the Apostle choir, Wauwatosa. Norma’s greatest joy however was time spent with family. She will be sadly missed.

Norma is survived by her children, Jack (Sandy) Kirby of South Milwaukee, Roberta Kirby of Madison, Bill (Jo) Kirby of Wauwatosa, Barbara Kirby of Dublin, Ireland, and Dick (Lori) Kirby of Redondo Beach, Calif. She will also be remembered by her nine grandchildren, four great grandchildren and two expected great-grandchildren. Norma will also be remembered by her brother-in-law, William Kirby of Chicago, and her sister-in-law, Rosemary Kopp of Cleveland.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Mildred Hutchison; and her beloved husband of more than 61 years, "Jack."

The family wishes to thank all of the nurses and staff of Creekside Manor and Odyssey Hospice for their wonderful care and also the staff and residents of Oak Hill Terrace of which she was a former resident.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Mass of Christian burial today, July 27, at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53188. The Rev. Curt Frederick will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, S22-W22890 E. Broadway in Waukesha.

Memorials are appreciated to the family to be donated to a charity of their choosing at a later date.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com.