Norma Jean Wassenberg, *24.10.1926 Yakima, Washington; +27.05.2003, Lincoln, Nebraska

Norma Jean Wassenberg, 76, Marysville, died Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at Bryan LGH West Hospital, Lincoln, Nebraska.

A service was at 10 a.m. Friday, May 30, at St. Gregory’s Catholic Church, Marysville. The Rev. Earl Dekat officiated. Burial was in St. Gregory’s Cemetery. Jane Sedlacek sang “The Lord is My Hope,” “Age to Age” and “How Great Thou Art.” Pallbearers were Mark Wassenberg, Kevin Krohn, Mark Meier, Don Landoll, Alex Wright and Tim Wright.

She was born Oct. 24, 1926, in Yakima, Wash., the daughter of Ray and Esther Friday Dow. She graduated from high school in Emporia in 1944.
She married Laurence Francis Wassenberg, June 30, 1948. He died June 12, 1971.

She worked for Hunts Tomato Factory in California, the Union Pacific Railroad as a telegraph operator, was an assistant to Dr. Ann Wiegers, worked at the school cafeteria, was a clerk at the Pacific Hotel and was cashier at the Grandview Cafe. She was a member of St. Gregory’s Church, St. Gregory’s Altar Society, VFW Auxiliary, Union Pacific Employee’s Club 28, Locomotive Engineer Auxiliary and a den mother of Cub Scouts.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Laurence; her parents; a brother, Fred Dow; two sisters, Beverly Wright and Patricia Krohn; and a son, Larry Wassenberg.

She is survived by two daughters, Lori Wassenberg and Julie Merit, both of Marysville, and two grandchildren.

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