Norma L. Moeller
Funeral services for Norma L. Moeller, age 87 of Bloomfield, Nebraska, will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday, August 31, 2014, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Bloomfield. Reverend Tim Koester will officiate, with burial in the Bloomfield City Cemetery.
Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the Church in Bloomfield.
Brockhaus Funeral Home of Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements.
Norma died Thursday, August 28, 2014, at Golden Living Center in Neligh, Nebraska.
Norma L. (Schaller) Moeller, 87, passed away on August 28, 2014, enabling her to join her beloved husband of 66 years, Willard, in heaven. Norma was born on August 22, 1927, the youngest daughter of John and Iona Schaller. She grew up with her sisters, Fern and Bernice, on the family farm outside of Bloomfield, Nebraska, attending school in Bloomfield, and graduating from Bloomfield High School in May of 1944.
Sometime during the end of her high school career, she was persuaded by a friend to go on a date with a shy farm boy from nearby Lindy, Nebraska. That boy, Willard Moeller, became her husband on February 22, 1948 and they were blessed with sixty-six years of marriage. After high school, Norma attended beautician school and operated her own beauty shop in downtown Bloomfield. Meanwhile, Willard worked at Bereuter Chevrolet until being called away to serve in the Army during the Korean War. Norma followed Willard to his basic training camp in Georgia and then came back to Bloomfield to wait for his return from his service overseas. Upon his discharge from the Army, Willard and Norma purchased her family's farm west of Bloomfield and dedicated the rest of their lives to farming the land and raising their children, Tracie and Matthew.
Anyone who knew Norma knew she had a never-ending love of animals and that every animal she loved had a name. Among her favorites were her dog, Lobo, her cats, Boaz and Sammy, and her donkey, Johnny, along with many other cardinals, blue jays, and other stray animals which found their way to Norma and Willard's farm. She loved flowers, spending hours of her day each spring, summer, and fall tending the colorful blooms in the yard around her home. Norma also adored her grandchildren and was always so proud of all of their accomplishments. She especially loved spending time with her family, whether at family reunions, holidays, or just having them visit her and Willard out on the farm.
Most importantly, Norma was a believer in Jesus. In addition to being a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, she always watched sermons televised on Sunday mornings and sought guidance from the Bible on a daily basis. Norma was very proud of the close relationship she had with God and Jesus, speaking to them each and every day on a wide variety of topics, something she encouraged others to emulate.
Norma is survived by her children: Tracie Moeller, of Yankton, SD, and Matthew (Tammy) Moeller, of Madison, Nebraska; her six grandchildren, Courtney Holthus (Meridian, Idaho), Katheryn Stottler (Centerville, South Dakota), Shae Van Schoiack (Norfolk, Nebraska), Thawney Stottler (Spearfish, South Dakota), Thaddeys Stottler (Spearfish, South Dakota), and Rhaegen Moeller (Gainesville, Texas ); two great-granddaughters, Avenue and Kaydence; life-long friend Beth Bolton, of California; close nieces, Beverly Kumm (Bloomfield, Nebraska) and Sharon Kreitzinger (Yankton, South Dakota), other nieces and nephews, other family and friends throughout the United States.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters, Fern Engel and Bernice Broeker, and most recently, her husband, Willard.