Norma J. Stoneburner

Norma J. Stoneburner

Norma Jean Stoneburner age 79 passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo.

She was born September 15, 1937 in Alamo Township the daughter of Milford and Goldie (Irwin) Tayer. For many years Norma had worked at V&V Lumber in Alamo retiring in 1995. She had also worked at First of America Bank. In her spare time she enjoyed quilting, crocheting, knitting, sewing, bowling and playing cards and bingo. Norma had been a 4-H leader and loved children, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. On June 23, 1956 at Alamo Congregational Church she married Harry Stoneburner who survives.

Also surviving are her 4 children, Louie (Gwen) Stoneburner of Pullman, Laurie Stoneburner of Battle Creek, Leslie (Colene) Stoneburner of Alamo and Lee (Susan) Stoneburner also of Alamo; 8 grandchildren, Christopher, Michael, Brooke, Dustin, Raymond, Jordon, Cordell and Cora; 4 great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Grace, Kambree and Kailynn along with her sister, Mary Ellen Stoneburner.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Friends may visit with Norma’s family from 5-8 P.M. on Monday, December 26, 2016 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where a funeral service will be held Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Tom Koning officiating.

Burial will follow at Alamo Center Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Norma may be made to Faith Chapel Ministries or to the Alamo Nursing Home.

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  1. Lee and Diane Boysen says:

    Uncle Harry, Louie & Gwen and families, Les & Colene and familes, Laurie, Lee and Susan, Mikey & Heather. So very, very sorry to hear Aunt Norma passed. May God’s promise give you peace in the difficult days ahead. Sending big hugs to all of you. Love, Lee and Diane

  2. Joanne Krcatovich says:

    Uncle Harry, kids , grandkids and Aunt Mary, many ,many prayers are offered up for all of you during this difficult time. May you be comforted knowing her suffering is over and you’ll be together again someday. Find strength in our prayers for you and the support of family and friends. This is such a beautiful picture of Aunt Norma, such a beautiful smile.

    God Bless,
    Mike & Joanne Krcatovich

  3. Jim Stoneburner says:

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort for uncle Harry and cousins.

  4. D.Roger Mason says:

    So sorry to hear this. Alamo last lost a very special person. May Norna rest in peace……………….

  5. The Enders Family says:

    The Enders family send our prayers to Harry and the Entire Stoneburner Family. May God hold you tight and guide you during this most difficult time
    Love The Entire Enders Family

  6. Ben Carpenter says:

    Harry, Lou, Lee, and family I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Norma. May she rest in peace Your friend, Ben

  7. Ben Carpenter says:

    Harry, Louie, Lee, Gwen and family
    I’m soo sorry to hear about the passing of Norma

  8. Lorrie Wilson-Bush says:

    So sorry for your loss at this time of year. Prayers go out to Harry and the family! God Bless…

  9. nancy(rector) & roger Zeluff says:

    Harry & Family: We are sadden to hear about the loss of Norma Jean. It is hard to believe when we just saw her at my Mom’s 90th birthday party. May God comfort you and your family through this difficult time! Rest in peace, Norma.

  10. Doris schuiteboer BEA GAUITHER AND BEV GAUITHER says:

    you have our condolence

  11. Tiwana (Howe) Pullin says:

    Harry & family so sorry to hear of Norma’s passing, please know that my thoughts & prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

  12. Patty (Rector) Chapman says:

    Harry, Louie, Laurie, Leslie, Lee and families, I am so sorry for your loss of Norma. It just does not seem possible that she is gone. She was an amazing lady and I have many, many fond memories from when I was a kid!!! May our loving God surround you all with His wonderful peace and strength. Prayers for all of you.

    God bless and love.
    Patty (Rector) Chapman

  13. Don & Sherry (Meacham) Hurlbut says:

    Dear Harry & Family: So sorry to hear about Norma’s passing. We have wonderful memories from years ago. May your many memories of Norma help you to get through the difficult days ahead. Sending hugs to all of you! Rest in peace, Norma!

  14. Jennifer Miller says:

    Harry, Les, Louie, Lee and Laurie and all family members. My heartfelt condolences for the loss of Norma. She was a loving, generous woman who cherished her family. May you all feel peace knowing Norma is home with the Lord. Again my sincere condolences.

  15. Jennifer Miller says:

    My heartfelt condolences for the entire Stoneburner family. Norma was a giving and loving wife, grandmother, aunt and mother. She was dedicated to her family. May you all find peace knowing she is now home with God. Jennie Miller

  16. Jan (Meacham) Gerhart says:

    Harry, Louie, Laurie, Leslie, Lee and all your families,
    So VERY sorry to hear of Norma’s passing. She was a warm, wonderful, caring person and I know how much she loved her family. She was also a dear friend to me and a mentor in my younger days. Please know that my thoughts are with you all. Norma made tons of friends wherever she went, she will never be forgotten!
    Love to you all!!

  17. Cheryl Case says:

    Dear Harry and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Norma’s passing. As the family gathers may loving memories warm your hearts and help you through this difficult time of loss. Norma was a wonderful, welcoming, caring woman. She had a way of understanding and giving just the right advice. I’m grateful for that. She’ll be greatly missed. From my heart to yours, Love.

  18. Jordan Steenholdt says:

    My heart goes out to the entire family. I only knew her for a short few years but she showed me so much kindness and love. Glad to have met and talked with her. Here for you guys.

  19. Don Veldt says:

    Harry–Sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. I trust that family and close friends will be a comfort to you as you adjust to life without her. I still have many fond memories of our days at Tamarack.

  20. Carole Burrows says:

    MaryEllen and family, So sorry to hear of Norma’s passing.

  21. phil arnold says:

    sorry for your loss, a wonderful lady.

  22. Diane White says:

    Laurie and the entire Stoneburner family, may God’s peace be with you.

  23. Marcia and Joe Holdeman says:

    Harry and Family:
    So sorry to hear of Norma’s passing. Our heart and prayers are with you.

  24. JODI DALY says:

    Harry and family I’m so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts.

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