Norma J. Janssen


Norma J. Janssen, 85, of Coleridge died Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 at Park View Haven Nursing Home in Coleridge.

Services will be held Friday, Jan. 15 at 10:30 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Coleridge with the Rev. Russ Lambert officiating.  Burial will be at Lawn Ridge Cemetery in Coleridge. Visitation will be on Thursday, Jan. 14 at the church from 4-6 p.m. and will continue on Friday one hour prior to services. Face masks and social distancing are required for the visitation and funeral. Dress is casual for visitation and funeral. You may watch a live stream of the funeral at  Face masks and social distancing are required for the visitation and funeral. 

Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Coleridge.

  Norma Jean was born Sept. 9, 1935 on the farm near Wayne to William E. and Marie Thelma (Nelsen) Heier. She was baptized at Theophilus Church in rural Winside and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran church in Winside. Norma grew up in the Winside area and graduated from Winside High School in 1953. She worked for the telephone company in Wayne prior to her marriage to Claire Clayton Janssen on Jan. 17, 1958 in Winside. They farmed near Coleridge and she lived there until she moved into Coleridge in 2015.  Norma had been a resident of Park View Haven Nursing Home since October of 2020.

Norma was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and its woman’s circle.  She was a member of the Recreation Club. Norma enjoyed crafting for many years.

Survivors include her three children Scott (Angie) Janssen of Hoskins, Curt Janssen of Coleridge and Marci (Dan) Ludwig of Wisner; two grandchildren, Brittany (Steve) Webber and Courtney (Nate) Rosenthal; one great granddaughter Finley Rosenthal; a brother, LeRoy (Marilyn) Heier of Norfolk; a sister, Lorraine (Russell) Prince of Winside; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Claire, on March 21, 2006 at age of 70 years; and two sons, Jeff and Brad Janssen.

Pallbearers will be Steve Webber, Nate Rosenthal, Roger Prince, Greg Heier, Ron Prince, Ryan Prince and Randy Prince.