Norma Schlicht

Norma Marjorie Schlicht

Norma Marjorie Schlicht, daughter of Theodore Freie and Helen Wolf Freie, was born Nov. 19, 1914 in Boxholm and died Aug. 2, 2006, at Greene County Medical Center in Jefferson at the age of 91 years, 8 months and 13 days.

Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Rippey United Methodist Church in Rippey with Rev. Clare DeBoef officiating. Interment followed at Rippey Cemetery.

Casket bearers were Rick Nelson, David Schlicht, Clark Fessler, Nicholas Weber, Mike Schlicht and Wayne Walker.

Honorary casket bearers were Rhonda Jensen, Deanna Weber, Kelly Allison, RaNae Brady and Michelle Walker.

Marjorie Vannatta was the organist and Allison Lingren was the soloist. LaVere Derry and Myron Rinker were the ushers.

Norma graduated from Boxhom High School in 1932. While living at home, she was part of a group that fed those who built Highway 169.

On May 2, 1936, she was united in marriage with "Fred" William Fredrick Schlicht in Boxholm. They were the parents of four children: Karen, Richard, Dean, and Dennis. The couple lived in the Boxholm and Lanyon areas where they farmed. After Fred’s death in 1995, she stayed on the farm until she moved to Jefferson in June of 2001.

Norma enjoyed quilting, gardening and bird watching. She liked to play cards, go square dancing and she played pitch with a group at Greenewood. She was a member of the Rippey United Methodist Church, Rippey Ladies Aid and had enjoyed being a Pink Lady with the Green County Medical Center for many years. While living in Jefferson, Norma attended the First United Methodist Church.

Norma is survived by three sons: Richard Schlicht (Janice) of Rippey, Dean Schlicht of Kansas City, KS, and Dennis Schlicht of Grand Junction; eight grandchildren, Rhonda Jensen, RaNae Brady (Tom), Deanna Weber, Michelle Walker (Wayne), Kelly Allison (Joe), Rick Nelson (Shari), David Schlicht and Mike Schlicht.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Theodore and Helen Freie; her husband, Fred; her daughter, Karen Nelson Thompson; three brothers, Warner, Orville and Jim Freie and two sisters: Elsie Lingren and Gladys Finestead.

Hastings Funeral Home in Jefferson was in charge of the arrangements.