Norma Stuckman

Norma Stuckman, 84, of 1600 S. 28th died at 1:03 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 19, 2014) in her home.

Born Oct. 8, 1929, in Quincy, she was the daughter of Charles Louis Balzer and Caroline Schildt Balzer. After her mother's passing, Charles married Selma Scharnhorst, who became a mother to her.

She graduated from Quincy Senior High School in 1947. She married the love of her life, Donald Stuckman on May 28, 1949, in Salem Church. He died Nov. 10, 2003. Their marriage was blessed with four daughters.

Norma lived in Virden, Macomb, and Beardstown, but spent the majority of her life in Quincy. She was a homemaker and cared dearly for her family. She was a member of Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ, PEO Chapter GU in Beardstown, Women's City Club in Quincy and served on the executive board of Cedar Crest Country Club.

Norma loved to travel, play golf, bridge and fish. Her happiest times were those spent with family.

Survivors include four daughters, Debbie Wagner and her husband, Greg, of Foster City, Calif., Cindy Dierking and her husband, Brian, of Chatham, Tami Morrison and her husband, Scott, of Quincy, and Cathy Freesmeier and her husband, Jim, of Dardenne Prairie, Mo.; nine grandchildren, Jessica Morales and her husband, Kirk, of Foster City, Calif., Jason Wagner and his wife, Natalie, of Woodland Hills, Calif., Jeff Wagner and his wife, Patricia, of San Carlos, Calif., Kyle Dierking and his wife, Nicole, of Washington, Ill., Heather Clark and her husband, Andrew, of St. Louis, Erica Frye and her husband, Brent, of Quincy, Ryan Morrison and his fiancé, Kristy Fetter, of Palatine, Brett and Lauren Freesmeier, both of Dardenne Prairie; 10 great-grandchildren, Bennett and Wilson Morales, Payton and Reese Wagner, Justin and Katelyn Wagner, Hudson Dierking, Emma Clark, Kennedy and Cohen Frye. She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Florence Lummer of Quincy; a special niece, Susie Suprenant and husband, Craig, of Keokuk, Iowa; and several other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; a brother, Raymond Balzer and sister-in-law, Hilda Balzer.

The family would like to thank her many friends who sent cards, called and made visits during her time of illness.

SERVICES: 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Steve Disseler officiating. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery, Quincy.

VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to UnityPoint Hospice

ARRANGEMENTS: Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.


Funeral Home

Hansen-Spear Funeral Home
1535 State Street Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 222-4907

Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Jan. 20 to Jan. 24, 2014