Norma E. Erickson, age 89, of Albert City, Iowa, died October 22, 2022 at the Pleasant View Home in Albert City.
A graveside service will take place Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. in the Fairfield Township Cemetery in Albert City. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Albert City is in charge of arrangements.
Norma Eileen Combes, the daughter of Merle and Edna (Hellmann) Combes, was born in Nemaha, Iowa on February 6, 1933. She lived her youth in rural Nemaha and attended the Nemaha school, graduating with the Class of 1951. Following graduation, she worked in Storm Lake.
Norma was united in marriage to Larry Erickson on October 25, 1953, at the Nemaha Methodist Church and the couple was blessed with two sons: Gary and Jon. Following their marriage, Larry attended the Sioux City Barber College in Sioux City, Iowa. On April 13, 1959, Norma and Larry moved to Albert City where they lived the remainder of their married lifetime. The Erickson family became members of the Our Savior’s Lutheran Church shortly after moving to Albert City. Throughout her lifetime, Norma had worked for Leona Buse at the Buse’s Variety and Dry Goods Store. Norma will be remembered as a very devoted and faithful wife, mother and grandmother. She was also a very good cook and baker and enjoyed making cinnamon rolls for her family. One of her favorite joys was baking cookies so they were warm from the oven when her sons got home from school. Norma was always very proud of the accomplishments of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and they were her pride and joy.
Norma was a very faithful and active member of the Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Albert City where she taught Sunday School and Bible School and belonged to the L.C.W. Norma was also a member of the Thursday Study Club. Norma had fond memories of the family’s fishing trips when her sons were younger.
Norma’s life will always be honored and cherished by her family which include her two sons: Gary (Pam) Erickson of Hot Springs, South Dakota; Jon (Sue) Erickson of East Haddam, Connecticut; grandchildren: Troy (Olivia) Erickson of Morton, Illinois; Tara (Jared) Bossly of Mansfield, South Dakota; Ross (Michelle) Erickson of Hot Springs, South Dakota; Laura Erickson of Mystic, Connecticut; Karla Erickson of Los Alamos, New Mexico; great grandchildren; Trae, Izabella, Hadley, and Kira Erickson; Brooklyn and Jackson Bossly; William, Eva, Wyatt and Thomas Erickson; nieces, nephews extended family and many friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Larry Erickson; parents: Merle and Edna (Hellmann) Combes; her great granddaughter: Sophia Erickson; brothers: Keith Combes and Ray Combes.
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