Norma Luetje

Visitation Zion Lutheran Church - Arcadia Thursday, July 25, 2019 5:00 PM Arcadia, Iowa
There will be a prayer service held at the church during the visitation at 6:30 P.M.
Funeral Service Zion Lutheran Church - Arcadia Friday, July 26, 2019 10:30 AM Arcadia
Visitation will resume at the church at 9:30 A.M. on Friday until 10:15 A.M.
Norma Jean Luetje, age 91, of Westside, Iowa, passed away on Friday, July 19, 2019 at St. Anthony Nursing Home in Carroll.

Funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday, July 26, 2019, at Zion Lutheran Church in Arcadia with Pastor Ben Dose officiating. Casket bearers will be Norma's grandchildren: Jerrod Luetje, Jaggar Luetje, Dennis Glathar, Rob Luetje, Rebecca Luetje, Adam Luetje, Andrea Luetje, Sarah Grothe, Jaxx Luetje, Justice Luetje, Jacob Luetje, Joy Luetje. Burial will be in the Westside Cemetery.

Friends may call at Zion Lutheran Church in Arcadia after 5:00 P.M. on Thursday evening where there will be a prayer service held at 6:30 P.M. Additional visitation will be held at Zion Lutheran Church from 9:30 - 10:15 A.M. on Friday morning. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll and online condolences may be left for the family at

Norma was born on March 4, 1928, in Manning, Iowa, she was the daughter of Hugo and Adelaide (Wiese) Schrum. She was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Manning. She graduated from Manning High School in 1946. After graduation she continued to work at the grocery store until her marriage. She married Wendell Luetje on December 11, 1946, at Zion Lutheran Church in Manning with Pastor John M. Ansorge officiating. The Luetjes farmed in rural Westside for 42 years before moving to the town of Westside in 1987.

Norma enjoyed bowling; she went to many National tournaments in several different states. She also enjoyed playing cards with friends. Wendell and Norma also made several trips with friends to many states. They also liked their trips to Las Vegas. Norma would spend many hours sitting at her dining table looking out the window watching her birds visit the feeders and the bird bath, watching her St Louis Cardinals and college basketball. She was an avid collector of cardinals. She loved and enjoyed her Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. She was a special Grandma Norma to the foster children and treated them like her own.

She is survived by her three sons: James and his wife Myra of Westside, Jerald and his wife Kathy of Waukee, and Jay and his wife Cat of Westside; her daughter Judith Edwards and her husband Jack of Buckeye, Arizona; her grandchildren: Dennis Glathar and wife Jennifer, Rob Luetje and fiancÚ Jane, Adam Luetje and wife Laura, Sarah Grothe and husband Jon, Jerrod Luetje and wife Katie, Andrea Luetje and her fiancÚ Eric, Jacob Luetje, Jaggar Luetje, Jaxx Luetje, Justice Luetje, Joy Luetje and Rebecca Luetje; eleven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Wendell in 2011, her granddaughter Sheri Lynn Luetje, her parents Hugo and Adelaide Schrum and her mother and father-in-law Juergen and Martha Luetje.

Note: siblings - girl died in infancy, Delores Schrum, Dorothea Musfeldt, Roy Schrum, Margaret Thielen

Ninth grade graduation
Back: Marian Hoffman, Betty Mincy, Jean Blum, Eddie Meggers, Sara Diamond, Ruby Book, Alvan Kuhse, Joanne Grundmeier, Leota Carter, Marie Sextro, Bill Addison, Ruby Lohmeier, Margaret Hammer, Norma Schrum, Betty Olbertz
Middle: Shirley Coleman, Lucille Genzen, Zona Duff, Norma Dau, Delores Wagner, Franklin Mohr, Virgene Ruhde, Alvan Jansen, Donna Schacht, Kenneth Pfannkuch, Donna Fae Mohr, Ruth Musfeldt, Madlyn Cramer, Loretta Lerssen, Mildred Lechtenberg
Front: Norman Arp, Mary Jane Dales, Duane Olbertz, Donna Rowedder, Robert Hinners, Ruth Brady, Mrs. Ida Beck (teacher), Patrick Miller, John Keane, Donna Jean Cramer, Marvin Bogatzke, Donna Belle Joens, Mary Lorraine Jacobsen

Click to read about Norma in school

Dorothea Schrum MHS 1942

Roy Schrum MHS 1949

Hugo & Adelaide (Wiese) Schrum

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