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Norma Amble

norma amble
Norma J. Amble age 85 of New Hampton died peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, June 4, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 8, 2015, at Holy Family Parish, New Hampton with Rev. Mark Osterhaus celebrating the Mass. The pall will be placed by Norma's children. Darlene Throndson will be the lector with Norma's granddaughters presenting the offertory gifts. Music will be provided by the Lau Family. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery-Reilly Ridge, rural Lawler with Lucas Trewin, Ryan Amble, Dan Amble, Jay Ramsey, Gary Hodina and Garrett Johnson as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Sarah Huscko, Abigail Lofte, Lydia Lofte, Eleanor Lofte, Emily Sorenson, Brittany Trewin and Kevin Phlaughaupt. Friends may greet the family 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Sunday, June 7, 2015, at the Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton where there will be a 2:00 p.m. Rosary and a 5:30 p.m. parish scripture service. Visitation continues an hour prior to the Mass at the church on Monday. Norma Jean Amble was born January 12, 1930, at her grandmother’s home in Ft. Atkinson, IA, the daughter of Thomas and Lillian (Jirak) Hurd. She was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic Faith. Norma received her education in country schools and graduated from Pitzie’s School of Beauty in Waterloo. On October 14, 1950, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church – Reilly Ridge, rural Lawler, she was united in marriage to Alger N. “Shorty” Amble. To this union seven children were born. The couple lived and farmed north of Jerico on the Amble Family Farm. Norma was an avid gardener; both vegetable and flowers. She was also passionate about sewing and quilting. She loved hearing about her grandchildren’s activities and also enjoyed watching the St. Louis Cardinals. Alger died on January 9, 2005. She will be remembered by her family for the love she showed them. Her family was everything to her. Survivors include six children, Vicki (Robert) Ramsey of Center Point, IA, Jack (Deb) Amble of Clear Lake, IA, Mary Eileen (Adrian) Lofte of Ossian, IA, Pat Sorenson of Decorah, IA, Amanda (Paul) Trewin of New Hampton, IA, Jennifer (Mark) Jacobson of Rochester, MN; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, William “Bill” (Joanne) Hurd of New Hampton; sister-in-law, Marie (Neil) Jones of New Hampton. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son, Alvin Amble in 1974; one brother, James Hurd; one sister, Leona Johnson; grandchildren, Stephanie Thur and Nicholas Sorenson.

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  1. Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Services created a video in memory of Norma J. Amble

  2. Norma was such a sweet lady. She sat with my Grandma for meals at the nursing home. The kids and I grew fond of her smile and friendliness when we went to visit on Sundays. She will be missed. May all the great memories you have with her help you through this difficult time. You have our sympathy.

  3. Norma was a amazing women when i was at new hampton nursing a rehab id stop to see her she would always put a smile on my face she will be missed.

  4. To my Dear Amble family & extended family. Well, we have lost another one of the infamous ‘Cousins’. I’m sure she was met at the pearly gates by those dear ones who have gone ahead. She was a wonderful woman to know. I always left with a lighter heart & a smile on my face. Here’s to you Norma Jean & a life well lived ! Hugs & Prayers across the miles, Bec (P.S. Anyone remember the one special H. Reunion at the Ridge where N.J. wore that nice orange and yellow pantsuit ? Such great memories !! )

  5. I knew Norma when we worked at Super8. I enjoyed Talking to her before I left in the morning. Sorry for your loss.

  6. Norma was a special person very brave and funny. We had many good talks and swapped alot of life stories. I am glad we had the chance to care for her at Linn Haven. Treasure your memories. She truly adored her family. Our deepest sympathy. Bill and Linda Flick.

  7. My sympathy to the family. I enjoyed visiting with her at Linn Haven & before that at the motels. She was always smiling. Muriel Meyer

  8. To the Amble Clan, so sorry to hear of Norma’s passing.We all know it’s not easy losing a parent, but the memorie’s are what keep us going! Thinking of you all. Take care, Leo and Bev

  9. You have our sincere condolences for the loss of your mother. Norma was such a beautiful woman, inside and out. Always willing to lend her expertise in sewing on quilts and shared some material when I needed just a small piece to finish a quilt. I will always remember her smile whenever we saw her. Joe and Sharon Haskovec

  10. Sending love and prayers for Norma and her family. Norma always had a smile and enjoyed visiting with everyone. RIP Norma Jack and Betty Gorman

  11. Amanda & Families…thinking of you and your families during this difficult time. She truly was a fighter. Kari Huffman

  12. Pat, Emily and Family, Thinking of you all. May all the memories you have comfort you during this time. I have many great memories of Norma. Thoughts and prayers to all of you, Amy Sorenson

  13. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the Amble family. I know you will miss Norma and her sense of humor and laughter. She so enjoyed play cards with anyone and put up with us who weren’t as sharp as she was! She was an example for all.

  14. So sorry for your loss. Heaven has truly gained a beautiful Angel, she will be missed by so many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Don, Pat & Chance Johnson

  15. Sorry to hear of the passing of Norma. I am so glad I got to know her when she lived at Kensington Place. She definitely brought laughter, happiness, and love to many that surrounded her. She will be missed, but very happy she is now able to fully experience the greatest love of all from our heavenly father. Peace to all of Norma’s family!

  16. To all of Norma’s family ~~ so sorry to hear of her passing. She was always so much fun to visit with. She is now reunited with Alger, Avey. You now will have 3 wonderful angels looking over you. Keep all the memories close to your heart!!!!!

  17. To all of Norma’s family — you are in my prayers and have my sympathy. Norma was a very warm and friendly person. May God’s comfort and peace be with each of you.

  18. To the Amble clan–I remember the good old days when Shorty and Skeeter worked at Supersweet.!! We had some fun get-togethers.You have my sympathy and prayers.

  19. Sure glad I got to know Norma ( and Alger) What a jokester she was!! Loved giving her a hard time but she could always throw it right back!! Your folks came to the cleaners when I worked there and we would always have to talk for a while. Alger always talked about liver and onions and Norma would just let him carry on but she could be a talker too!! Heaven is full of fun now!!!

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