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Obituary for Norma J. Anderson


Norma Jean (Souchek) Anderson went to her eternal home on Thursday, October 3, 2019, at the Morrow Memorial home in Sparta, Wis. Norma was born June 2, 1936, in La Crosse, the daughter of John and Irene (Streeck) Souchek. She lived in the Bangor community all her life until she moved to the Morrow Memorial Home in Sparta on March 15, 2019, as a result of her cancer diagnosis. Norma graduated from Bangor High School in 1954. On April 12, 1961, she was united in marriage to Clarence (Andy) Anderson at St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Bangor where they were lifetime members. She worked at Jack Winter in La Crosse for eleven years and in 1985, she returned to Bangor High School, not as a student, but as a cook. It was a job she truly loved! Norma’s family was very important to her. She especially loved sharing the Christmas season with them as they gathered in her home. She is survived by her son, Jeffrey, his wife Tammy, and their children, Jessica (Charlie) Mlsna and Kyle Anderson; her daughter, Jolene (Richard) Sheil and their son, John; her sisters, Barbara Anderson, Sharon (John) Gilbertson, and Sandra (Richard) Lasko; her brother, John (Mariann) Souchek; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andy; her parents; her in-laws, Alvin and Hilda Anderson; her sister-in-law, Mildred Olson and her husband, Robert; her sister, Judy Schaller and husband, Gene; her sister, Linda Lasko and husband, Jerry; her brother-in-law, Laurence Anderson; an infant brother, David; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Thursday, October 24, 2019, at St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Bangor with Pastor Roy Hefti officiating. Burial will be in Burns Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Wednesday October 23, at Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Home, 102 Hatten Street, Bangor, and from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the church. Norma requested that memorials be given to Sunshine on the Trail, St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Bangor First Responders, or the La Crosse County Food Pantry. Norma wanted to extend a very special thank you to her lifelong friends who were always willing to provide transportation for her as she never got her driver’s license. Special thanks also to Doris Mashak who was Mom’s taxi for Sunday church services for many years after Dad passed. Norma’s family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to all of the staff at the Morrow Memorial Home who made her last months more comfortable and gave her the independence she desired. Her family is also grateful to the staff with Gundersen Hospice who were there for us when trying to figure out Mom’s care plan. Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes and Crematory, Bangor Chapel, is assisting the family during their time of loss. Online condolences may be sent at www.jandtfredrickson.com. Your memory to us is a keepsake, With which we shall never part, While God has you in his keeping, You are ever in our hearts