MANSON - Norma J. Collmann, 82 of Manson, Iowa passed away on Monday February 10th 2014 at the Good Samaritan Home in Manson, Iowa.
Funeral Services will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Manson on Monday February 17th at 10:30 A.M. with visitation being held at the Larson-Weishaar Funeral Home, Manson, IA on Sunday February 16th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Norma was preceded in death by her parents Earl & Ruth Reil, her brother Darrell Reil of New Jersey and her son Bruce Collmann of Manson Iowa. She is survived by her husband Rolland, daughter-in-law Mary, (wife of the late Bruce Collmann) of Manson Iowa, two daughters Barbara (Steve) Smith of Manson, Iowa and Beth (James) Hudson of Pocahontas, Iowa, Grandchildren Aaron (Mariah) Collmann, Andrew (Katie) Collmann all of Des Moines Iowa, Justin (Kim) Smith of Granger, Iowa, B.J. (Macy) Hudson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Sarah Hudson of Fort Dodge, Iowa, Also five great grandchildren, Parker Collmann, Bryn Collmann, Jackson Smith, Aiden Smith, and Mason Smith and many nieces and nephews along with a host of friends.
NORMA J. COLLMANN
Norma J. Collmann was born on July 21st, 1931 on the family farm south of Manson to Earl and Ruth Reil. Norma attended elementary school at Sherman # 7 and Lincoln # 9 in Calhoun county. She graduated from Manson High School in 1949. Shortly after graduation she became employed by the Boston Store Credit Department in Fort Dodge, Iowa. She married Rolland B. Collmann of Manson, Iowa on September 3rd 1950 and in November 1951, Rolland entered the Air Force and she joined him in Alexandria La. and Fayetteville N.C. until 1953 at which time they returned to Manson Iowa.
Upon their return to Manson they farmed for several years until 1962 when they entered into the Insurance and Real Estate business and Norma served as part time receptionist. She also worked for the University of Iowa helping conduct a bone density survey. They continued in the Insurance and Real Estate business for 50 years, during which time they enjoyed traveling to Europe several times and spent 20 years going to Arizona for a month or more during the winter.
Norma was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, active in church work serving on various church committees and singing in the church choir for 40 plus years. She served as a member of an advisory board in the construction of the new High School after the 1979 tornado and served as a volunteer on several other other community projects. She was a member of the Fort Dodge Civic Glee Club and a charter member of the Meridian Singers of Manson singing with the Meridians for 20 plus years.
She was an immaculate housekeeper and enjoyed spending time with her family, which was one of the most important things in her life, having many holiday gatherings at her home. Memorials may be given to St. Paul Lutheran Church Memorial Fund in lieu of flowers if desired. Other memorials to be left to the discretion of family.