Norma Jean Fosdick
February 24, 1933 – September 5, 2020
Norma Jean was born February 24, 1933, to Bertha and Omer Schaffer in La Crosse, Kansas. Her parents passed away when she was 4 years old, and then she was raised by her paternal grandparents, Conrad and Emma Schaffer. She attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Liebenthal, Kansas, and Sacred Heart Academy in Wichita, Kansas. Norma met William (Bill) Fosdick at a dance, and they were married January 8, 1955. They welcomed their first daughter, Athena, in April 1957, second daughter, Cynthia, in December 1958, and their only son, William (Butch), in September 1960.
Norma was a homemaker and Bill served in the United States Air Force. They found their forever home in Bellevue, Nebraska, in 1972. There they raised their children, and after Bill’s passing in 1988, Norma continued to raise her two oldest granddaughters. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to many, and will be truly missed by all who knew her.
Preceded in death by husband William M. Fosdick, Sr.
Survived by children Athena Dooley (Tom), Cynthia Castonguay (Guy) and William M. “Butch” Fosdick, Jr. (Marcie); grandchildren Trisha, Jaimie (Mike), Melissa, Dylan, Grant & Allison; great-grandchildren Breighton, Ethan & Claire.
Reception of Friends: Friday, Sept. 11th, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., followed by a
Memorial Mass at 11:00 a.m., both at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 2302 Crawford St., Bellevue.
Funeral of Norma Jean Fosdick – 9/11/2020
Posted by St. Mary's Catholic Church of Bellevue, Nebraska on Friday, September 11, 2020
Inurnment: La Platte Cemetery
In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to the Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging, enoa.org