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Norma Seely

March 26, 1923 — September 3, 2021

A funeral service for Norma Seely, 98, of Spirit Lake, will be held Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Spirit Lake. Burial will be at Memory Gardens in Spirit Lake. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorials in honor of Norma can be given to the Joyful Journeys Preschool and Daycare Scholarship Fund at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Norma Lee Seely, the daughter of Russell Dewey Whiting and Vera Marion Waldron, was born March 26, 1923 in Fort Dodge, Iowa. She graduated from Ruthven High School.

On October 22, 1943, Norma was married to Ervin Claude Seely in Omaha, Nebraska. Norma and Ervin worked together in a B29 factory for the war effort. They later lived in Marshalltown, Iowa and Orleans, Iowa before making their home in Spirit Lake in 1959.

Norma enjoyed playing the piano, was a member of the Sweet Adelines, played in the bell choir and was involved in several church activities. She liked playing cards, watching sports on TV and creative writing. Norma also worked as a library assistant at the elementary school.

Norma passed away September 3, 2021 at Wel-Life Assisted Living in Spirit Lake, Iowa at ninety-eight years of age.

She is survived by her son, Jim (wife, Roxie) Seely of Erie, Colorado and son, Mark Seely of Bloomington, Minnesota; granddaughter, Addie Seely of Erie; grandson, Andy Seely of Broomfield, Colorado; great-grandchildren, Braxton and Clara Land; brother, Bill (wife, Sharon) Whiting of Spirit Lake, Iowa and many nieces and nephews.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents, Russell and Vera; husband, Ervin; siblings, Delma Haug, Lyle "Bud" Whiting, Shirley Howard and Jimmy Whiting.
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