Norma Paetz

Nov. 14, 1922 — Sept. 22, 2017


Norma Anna Catherina Ketelsen Paetz, 94, of Iowa City, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at Lantern Park Care Center in Coralville. Visitation will be at Trinity Lutheran Church, Algona, Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 5-7 p.m. Funeral will be at Trinity Lutheran Church, Algona, Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 10:30 a.m.

 Norma was born Nov. 14, 1922, to John and Edna Baas Ketelsen near West Bend.  She was baptized at St Paul Lutheran, Whittemore, in December 1922, and confirmed into the LCMS at Peace Lutheran Church, West Bend, in August 1936. Her early education was in Whittemore and West Bend. In 1936 the family moved to a farm near Algona. She was graduated from Algona High School in 1939.

William Richard Paetz and Norma were married Jan. 17, 1945, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Algona. They lived on and farmed the Paetz family farm, near Sexton, for many years and retired in Algona. Norma was an expert seamstress and embroiderer. She enjoyed reading and gardening.

Norma is survived by her two daughters: Marilyn C Paetz of Iowa City; and Christal Paetz and Jerry Hood of Medford, Ore. 


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