Norma Jean Olson, 91, lifelong resident of Herington, passed away peacefully at Herington Municipal Hospital on January 30, 2022. She was born December 3, 1930, to Henry Fred Brunner and Mollie Schneider, in Herington.
Norma attended school in Herington, where she was a graduate of the Herington High School class of 1948. On January 30, 1949, she married the love of her life Jack Olson, Sr. They spent 59 wonderful years together, before Jack passed away in 2008. To this union were born 2 sons, Gregory and Jack, Jr. Norma worked many years at Stiles Grocery store as a clerk.
Norma was confirmed in her faith in the Lord, in 1944 at Our Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church. She was a devoted Christian who never miss an opportunity to be at church. Norma and Jack, Sr got to celebrate their 73 wedding anniversary together in heaven as she was called home by her Lord and Savior on their anniversary. Norma loved making ceramics through the years and was very good at it. Norma and Jack loved to travel, they traveled through out the country together while they could. Grandchildren were a huge part of Norma’s life, her and Jack would take the grandkids to Branson for vacation.
Norma is survived by sons; Gregory Olson (Sharon) of Belle Vista, AR, Jackie Leon Olson, Jr (Brenda) of Enterprise, KS, sister; Donna Ewing of Pratt, KS, she is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband Jack, Sr in 2008, brothers; Mayard, Elmer, and Duane Brunner, sisters; Frieda and Leona Wendlandt, Lorene Walker, Bernita Hickey, and Edith Osborne, and grandson; Nathan Olson. Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Herington Chapel is serving the family.
Norma will lie in state on February 7, 2022, from 1pm to 3pm for public viewing. Private family visitation will be from 4pm to 6pm. Funeral service will be February 8, 2022, at 11:00am at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 114 N. 8th St, Herington, KS 67449. Graveside services will follow at Sunset Hill Cemetery. Memorials can be made in Norma’s name to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church or St. Jude’s Memorial Hospital. Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Norma Olson at www.yazelmeglifh.com.