Norma A. Hafemeister

Funeral services were held on March 5 for Norma A. Hafemeister (nee Gierach) at Davidís Star Ev. Lutheran Church in Kirchhayn. Norma passed away peacefully to be with her Lord on Thursday, March 1, 2007 at the age of 92. Visitation was held at church prior to the funeral service and burial took place at Davidís Star Lutheran Cemetery. Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg served the family.

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

Norma was an avid gardener. She also loved to play sheepshead and many other 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 Diane (the late Herbert E.), James (Shirley) and Richard (Gloria) Hafemeister; dear sister of Selma Tews; sister-in-law of Edna and Leona Gierach; and grandmother of Denise, Emilia, Duane, Daniel, Dean, Devin and Thomas Hafemeister, Lynet Steele, Lois Roeske, Brenda Hafemeister, Angie Molkentin, Jody Paplham and David Hafemeister. She is further survived by 27 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

Norma was preceded in death by her husband Herbert G.; her son Herbert E.; seven brothers; two sisters; and one grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Stained Glass Window Fund at Davidís Star Ev. Lutheran Church are appreciated.

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