Norma Lucille Schoening, 87, Council Bluffs, died April 25, 2014, at the Midlands Living Center. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 24, 2014, at the Central Church of Christ in Griswold, with burial at Pleasant Township Cemetery in Griswold. The family will direct memorials. Loess Hills Funeral Home in Carson assisted the family with arrangements.
Norma, the oldest of four children of Gladys Nellie (Spiker) and Herschel Adelbert Nelson, was born April 22, 1927, in Lewis. She grew up in Griswold and graduated from Griswold High School in 1945.
Norma married Harold Burton Kunze in June 1945 and they made their home in Lewis. Their marriage was blessed with five children, Larry, Steve, Roger, Randall and Sherryl. The couple divorced in 1967.
Norma remarried in November 1967 to Norman Edward Schoening. In the years to follow, they lived in North Carolina, Missouri and Iowa. In May 2012, Norman died at their home in Emerson. Norma moved to Council Bluffs in August 2013, to be closer to family.
In addition to her husband, Norma was also preceded in death by her parents; sons, Larry Kunze, in infancy, and Steve Kunze; daughter-in-law Linda Kunze; brothers, Wendell and Kenneth Nelson; and sister Beverly Kuester.
Norma is survived by her sons, Roger Kunze of Pensacola, Fla.; and Randall Kunze and wife Dona of Council Bluffs; daughter Sherryl Oliver and husband Charles of Grandy, N.C.; stepdaughters, Connie Hempel and husband Mike of Dwight, Neb.; and Vickie Theulin and husband Jim of Council Bluffs; daughter-in-law Barb Kunze of Ontario, Calif.; 18 grandchildren and step-grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.