Norma’s life began January 17, 1935 in Turtle Lake, North Dakota. She spent most of her lifetime in Southwest Michigan. Norma worked for the Diet Center in St. Joseph until two years ago when she retired. In her down time Norma was an avid reader and a devout Christian. She was an active member of her church Central Assembly of God in Coloma where she volunteered in their food pantry. She enjoyed traveling and will be remembered for her great sense of humor.
Above everything Norma enjoyed spending time with her loving family which includes: three children Susan Steakley, Becky (Harry) Steffen, and Karen Slocum (Ian Heim); eight grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two sisters Barbara Zarate and Adeline Neilson; and many nieces and nephews.
Norma died Sunday, June 21, 2020 at Hanson Hospice Center. Her loving husband Lawrence “Ray” Cooper, parents August and Barbara (Walcker) Lentz, and nine siblings precede Norma in death. Norma’s family will celebrate her life with a private graveside service at North Shore Memory Gardens. Norma’s family is entrusting Hutchins Funeral Home in Watervliet with arrangements. You are invited to leave a message of comfort for Norma’s family at hutchinsfuneral.com
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