Josephine H. Norkaitis

Josephine H. Norkaitis

West Des Moines

Josephine H. Norkaitis, 104, passed away on Monday, June 30, 2014 at her home in West Des Moines. A Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Monday, July 7, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, of which she was a member. Entombment will be at Resthaven Mausoleum in West Des Moines.

Josephine was born June 2, 1910 in Donaldsville, LA to Ben and Angelina (Guzzardo) Coniglio. She was a retired owner and operator of McDonald's restaurants in the Des Moines area. Josephine enjoyed working, cooking and spending time with her grandchildren.

Josephine is survived by her daughter, Florence "Loss" (Steve) Burch; three grandchildren, Chris (Zora) Burch, Kim Burch and Cash Burch; three great-grandchildren, Anica Burch, Lexi Dean and Gabrielle Dean; brother, Joseph Coniglio and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Norkaitis; two sisters, Mary (Joe) Scarpetta and Lena (Stan) Jans; four brothers, Sam (Mary) Coniglio, Frank (Ella) Coniglio, George (Liz) Coniglio and Tony (Helen) Cornelius and sister-in-law, Josephine Coniglio.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 6, 2014 at McLaren's Chapel with a Rosary Service at 6:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to Mercy Foundation, Ronald McDonald House or Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

A special thanks to Mercy Home Care and Hospice and Dr. Larry Rabang for their tender treatment and support.


Funeral Home

McLarens Resthaven Chapel & Mortuary
801 19th Street West Des Moines, IA 50265
(515) 225-7225

Published in Des Moines Register from July 3 to July 6, 2014