Norma A. Hafemeister

A funeral service will be held on Monday, March 5, 2007, 7PM at David's Star Ev. Lutheran Church in Kirchhayn, for Norma A. Hafemeister (nee Gierach), 92, who passed away peacefully to be with her Lord on Thursday, March 1. Visitation will be held at church on Mon., from 4PM until time of service. Burial will occur at David's Star Lutheran Cemetery. For online condolences please go to

Norma was born on September 29, 1914, in Mequon to the late Arthur and Ella (nee Gramoll) Gierach. On September 28, 1935, she married Herbert G. Hafemeister at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church of Mequon. Norma and Herbert farmed their whole married life on their farm in Kirchhayn. Norma was a member of David's Star Ev. Lutheran Church since their marriage.

Norma was an avid gardener. She also loved to play Sheepshead and many games with her family and grandchildren. Whenever anyone came to her home she always asked, "Did you eat?" Out came the pot of coffee along with her famous "schnecks."

Norma was the loving mother of (the late Herbert E.) Diane, James (Shirley) and Richard (Gloria) Hafemeister. Dear sister of Selma Tews. Sister-in-law of Edna and Leona Gierach. Further survived by grandchildren: Denise, Emilia, Duane, Daniel, Dean, Devin and Thomas Hafemeister, Lynet Steele, Lois Roeske, Brenda Hafemeister, Angie Molkentin, Jody Paplham and David Hafemeister; 27 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter; nieces; newphews; other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her husband Herbert G., son Herbert E., 7 brothers, 2 sisters and 1 grandchild.

In lieu of flowers memorials to the Stained Glass Window Fund at David's Star Ev. Lutheran Church appreciated.