Norma Kelm

Norma Kelm entered eternal glory on March 18, 2011, after a graceful battle with an illness.

Born Norma Regina Juntilla in Superior on July 22, 1920. Born again into the Christian faith as a young woman by the power of the Gospel. Married to Arnold P. Kelm on Feb. 1, 1944. Norma and Arnold lived in Oshkosh for some 40 years, active members of Grace Lutheran Church, before retiring in West Bend.

Norma returned to Oshkosh to live at Evergreen Retirement Community. She loved her Lord and her family, serving both with joy. A registered nurse, she cared for children in the pediatrics ward at Mercy Hospital in Oshkosh. Norma enjoyed Bible study with friends, reading and knitting for her grandchildren. Each of her children entered full-time ministry as pastors or teachers.

She is survived by four children, Paul (Lynne) Kelm, Alisa (Jim) Schmidt, David (Jan) Kelm and Daniel (Rachel) Kelm; 14 grandchildren, Andrew (Amy) Kelm, Peter (Angie) Kelm, Laura (fiancé, Tim Funk) Kelm, Julie (Rick) Buser, Joel (Carrie) Schmidt, Matthew Schmidt, Rachel (Mike) Drake; Lacey Walton, Amy Kelm, Adam (Crystal) Kelm; Michael Kelm, Abigail Kelm, Lydia Kelm and Anna Kelm; eight great-grandchildren and four cousins.

Norma was preceded in death by her husband; her parents, Ernest and Lillie Juntilla; and a granddaughter, Angie.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 22, at 1 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 330 N. Eagle St., Oshkosh, with the Rev. David F. Pagel officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Tuesday from noon until the time of the service. Burial will follow in Peace Lutheran Cemetery in Oshkosh.

Memorials in Norma’s name may be directed to the Christian church charity of your choice or to Evergreen Community.

Myrhum - Patten Funeral & Cremation Service of West Bend, is assisting the family. Online guest book and condolences may be found at

The family is grateful to the Lord Jesus for the salvation He earned for Norma, to the staff at Evergreen who provided wonderful care for her and to Pastor Pagel for his visits.