Services for Norma will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 9, 2007, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church at Sioux Rapids.
Interment will be at Little Sioux Lutheran Cemetery at Rembrandt.
Visitation will take place on from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at the Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids, where the family will be present during that time.
Norma, the daughter of Martin and Delores (Breuer) Schwarz, was born at rural Ashton, on Sept. 28, 1940. She spent her early childhood on a farm near Ashton. Norma received her education at the St. Joseph's Catholic School at Ashton. When Norma was 17, she worked as a nurse's aid at the Sibley Hospital and later was employed as an aid at the Spencer Municipal Hospital.
She was united in marriage to Dean Siekman on March 31, 1962, in the Jackson County Courthouse at Jackson, Minn., and this union was blessed with three children: James, Robert, and Deborah.
Norma took an active role in the family's farming operation. Norma farmed along side of Dean until 1996 when health complications prevented her from continuing to do so.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, James; and two sisters: Phyllis and Joyce.
Norma is survived by her husband of 45 years, Dean of Linn Grove; her son, Robert Siekman and wife, LuCinda of Linn Grove; daughter, Deborah Heien of Jackson, Minn.; four grandchildren; two sisters: Beverly Rozeboom and Jerry Konz -- both of Sheldon; and two brothers: Herman Schwarz of Sheldon, and Don Schwarz of Minneapolis, Minn.
Friends who wish to send online condolences to the family may do so via the funeral home website: www.sliefert.com
The Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids is in charge of the arrangements.