Norma Jean (Broeker) Hatzenbuhler passed away Friday, December 7th, 2020 after a battle with Alzheimer's disease but not before she and her husband lived a full and complete life! Preceded in death by her husband Dick (9/5/03), mother Clara Sparks Broeker, father Edward Broeker, sister Lucille and brothers Charles (Chuck), Robert (Bobby), and Edward Broeker. Our dear mother is survived by her children Richard (Allison) Hatzenbuhler of Donnelly, ID, Michael (Becky) Hatzenbuhler of Sonora, CA, and Paula Hatzenbuhler of Longmont, CO. Sisters Helen Peterson of Rapid City, SD and Donna Knigge of Denver, CO. Norma and Dick have been blessed with 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Born in Wessington Springs, SD in 1933, Norma and her family soon moved to Mitchell where she met her husband Dick. Married at 19 and they were soon sent to Morocco, Africa where Dick was stationed in the US Navy. From there the now small family moved to Tennessee, Florida, Colorado, southern California and finally settling in Santa Clara (Northern) California. After retirement, Norma and Dick enjoyed traveling between their home in Rapid City and grandchildren in California. Internment for both Dick and Norma will be scheduled for Spring '21 at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, SD.
Published in Longmont Times-Call on Dec. 30, 2020.