JEFFERSON — Norma R. Snitchler, 92, of Jefferson, died peacefully on Friday, June 28, 2019, at Wellington Place of Fort Atkinson.
Norma was born on March 6, 1927, in Jefferson, Wis., the daughter of Otto “OJ” and Mabel (Kohlhoff) Werner. Norma was one of eight children and her father was a farmer, landowner and later started Werner Well Drilling Service. She attended St Lawrence Catholic School in Jefferson.
She worked at Borg Textile for many years and later worked as a housekeeper, and also at the Jefferson Veterinary Clinic. Norma was a hardworking person with a strong will and an independent spirit. She kept a spotless home, enjoyed dining out and talking with her friends and family after work. She was a woman who knew how she wanted things done. She had a good sense of humor and a quick wit, both of which came in handy as a single mom. Despite this disadvantage, Norma was able to successfully raise her children and she was very proud of their accomplishments in life. She had a good heart and will be deeply missed.
She is survived by her sons, Kevin (Catherine) Snitchler of Edgerton and Gregory (Julie) Matsen of Fitchburg; five grandchildren; and siblings Ruth (John) Robinson of Johnson Creek, Joanne Sturms of Fort Atkinson and David (Debbie) Werner of Jefferson. She also is survived by a number of other relatives and friends.
Norma was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Chris; and siblings; Lorraine Kobs, Eileen Trandel, Grace Huebner and James Werner.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at Olsen-Gibson Funeral Home of Jefferson with Chaplain Steve Steele of Rainbow Hospice Care presiding. Visitation will be on Thursday from 4 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.
A private family burial will take place at St. Lawrence Catholic Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Rainbow Hospice Care.
Olsen-Gibson Funeral Home is caring for the family.
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