Norma Jane Schroeder, 90, of Lincoln, passed away at 6:08 a.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at The Christian Village in Lincoln.
Norma was born on November 26, 1926 in Lincoln, IL; daughter of S. Harold and Ruth (Crumback) Fay. After Ruth’s passing, S. Harold and Dorothy L. (Crumback) Fay raised Norma.
Norma married Paul Cosby on January 17, 1945 he preceded her in death. She later married Paul Schroeder on April 21, 1978. He preceded her in death on August 7, 2004.
Norma is survived by her son, Robert T. (Mona) Cosby from Broadwell, IL; two daughters, Barbara (Rodney) Oltmanns of Elkhart, IL, and Ruthie L. (Lester) Marten of New Holland, IL; one sister, Linda S. Fay of Chicago, IL, step son, Dale E. (Kathy) Schroeder; two step daughters, Connie R. (Steve) Haseley, and Cathy A. Baker; seven grandchildren, 23 great-grand-children, and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Ruth Lucille.
Norma retired from Regions bank in Lincoln; she also worked at the ASCS office. Norma enjoyed being outdoors and traveling. She was a lifeguard when she was younger and has always loved being near water; especially the beaches in Florida. Norma enjoyed serving the Church, food pantry, and her neighbors; her volunteering was a true labor of love.
Services for Norma will be held at 11:00A.M. on Friday, March 10, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL with Rev. Mark Thompson officiating. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service (9:00-11:00A.M.) on Friday, March 10, 2017 also at the funeral home. Burial will take place after the services at Zion Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Norma’s name to Zion Lutheran Church or Broadwell Christian Church.