Norma R. Strauss, 85

You have searched me, LORD, and you know me You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. Ps. 139:1&5

Norma Strauss, 85, of Saukville, formerly of Grafton, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at Kathy House Hospice in West Bend surrounded by her loving family.

Norma was born on Pleasant Ridge in Clayton County, Iowa, on Jan. 10, 1926, daughter of John Tuecke and Anna Mahowald Tuecke. On Jan. 31, 1948, she was united in marriage to Norbert F. Strauss at Grace Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. The couple moved to the Grafton area, where Norma raised her family with a devotion and love that mirrored Jesus. She was a member of Open Door Bible Church in Port Washington. Norma loved to spend time with her "five grand-girls," and great-grandchildren; and enjoyed camping, sewing, traveling, writing and was an excellent cook.

Norma is survived by her husband, Norbert of Saukville; her three children, Ruth Ann (Scott) Phaneuf of West Bend, Stephen (Linda) Strauss of Port Washington and Tom (Alicia) Strauss of Waukesha. She is further survived by five grandchildren, Anne (John) Contant, Melissa Phaneuf, Sarah (Bryce) Turi, Elizabeth (Rory) Buchanen and Naomi Strauss; eight g re at - g r a n d ch i l d re n , Tristan, Ella, Aidan, Johannah, Scarlett, Jebediah, Delaney and Miles; her sister, Anna Mae Anderson of Milwaukee; sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many close friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Orville and Carl Tuecke.

Funeral services for Norma will be celebrated on Friday, Feb. 11, at 6 p.m. at Open Door Bible Church, 3420 Highway LL, Port Washington, with the Rev. Jim Engelman officiating. A time of gathering will take place at the church on Friday, Feb. 11, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washington, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left at