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Norma Hutsell

Norma Hutsell, age 84, formerly of Aurora, passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at Gold Crest Retirement Center in Adams.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 A.M., Monday, September 18th at the Messiah Lutheran Church in Aurora. Rev. Sarah Ruch will officiate. Inurnment will be at the Aurora Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gold Crest Retirement Center, 200 Levi Lane, Adams, NE 68031. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


Norma Jean Hutsell, the daughter of David and Anne (Tessman) Friesen was born at Henderson, Nebraska on November 23, 1932 and passed away in Adams, Nebraska on September 13, 2017, at the age of 84.

Norma grew up in Henderson and graduated from Hampton High School.

Norma married Robert Hutsell of Marquette on December 27, 1953 in Hampton. She lived with her husband at Air Force Bases in California, Texas & Mississippi until 1966. They settled in Aurora, Nebraska. Robert passed away on May 21, 1968. Norma continued to live the majority of her life in Aurora, before moving eight years ago to be closer to family.

Norma was a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church. She enjoyed sewing, golf and playing bridge.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; infant daughter, Robin in 1957, brother, Gerald Friesen and brother-in-law, Max Northrop.

Those left to cherish her memory are her two children, David Hutsell and Lorrie (John) Davis all of Lincoln; 3 grandchildren, Jill (Zach) Drake of Lincoln, Charlie (Jennifer) Davis of Lincoln and Jack Davis of Scottsdale, Arizona; two great-grandchildren, Brooklyn and Henry Drake; brother, Max (Jo Ann) Friesen of Hampton; sister, Lois Northrop of Sutton; sister-in-law, Dolores Friesen of Geneva and other family members and friends.

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