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Norma Kreutz

Norma Kreutz, age 96, of Grand Island, formerly of Aurora, passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at Bickford Assisted Living.

A Graveside Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17th at the Harvard Cemetery. Current CDC guidelines will be followed. Face masks are required. Memorials may be made to the Hamilton Community Foundation. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


Norma Jean Kreutz, the daughter of Arnold and Anna (Zimmerman) Kreutz, was born on a farm near Harvard, Nebraska on September 29, 1924 and passed away in Grand Island, Nebraska on November 12, 2020, at the age of 96.

Norma grew up on the family farm. She attended Rural School District #68 in Clay County and graduated from Harvard High School in 1942. Norma received her Bachelor's degree from University of Nebraska Lincoln in 1955 and her Master's degree from Denver University in Denver, CO in 1959.

Norma was a career educator and was extremely proud of her years of teaching. Norma taught rural school in Hamilton County for nine years from 1942 to 1951. She then taught elementary school in Pueblo, CO for one and a half years from 1952 to 1953 and then elementary in Denver, CO for 31 years from 1955-1985.

Norma returned back to Nebraska and lived on the family farm and eventually moved into a duplex next to her sister-in-law, Lois Kreutz. In 2014 Norma moved to Bickford Assisted Living in Grand Island, where she resided until her death. She received excellent care and the family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the entire staff for their care of Norma.

She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Phillips Chapter #204 and the Aurora United Methodist Church.

Norma enjoyed gardening, watching Husker Football and Volleyball and was a Denver Broncos season ticket holder while living in Colorado.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Max (Rhoda) Kreutz, Richard (Lois) Kreutz, a twin sister at birth and niece, Patricia Ann Kreutz.

Those left to miss her and cherish her memory are her niece, Judy (Chuck) Thompson of North Platte; great-niece, Melissa (Derek) Poloncic of Valley; great-great nephew, Cole Gilbert; step great-great nieces, Lizzy and Courtney Poloncic.

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