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Memorial services for Norma Holzberger, age 84, of Gordon, Nebraska will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at Grace Lutheran Church in Gordon. Reverend Travis Sherman will officiate, with burial in Gordon City Cemetery.
Norma died Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at Alpine Village in Verdigre.
Norma Jean (Larsen) Holzberger, daughter of George and Myrtle (Blankenfeld) Larsen, was born May 28, 1935, at Niobrara, Nebraska. As a young girl, Norma helped on the family farm and showed cattle in 4-H. She graduated from Verdigre High School in 1953 and later from Teacher’s College in Wayne, Nebraska. Norma taught at Sparta Country School, Niobrara Public School, and Gordon Public School.
On March 5, 1971, Norma was united in marriage to Elmer Holzberger at the Lutheran Church in Niobrara. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Gordon and the Let’s Play Card Club. She enjoyed working in her vegetable and flower gardens, reading newspapers, traveling with her husband, and enjoying her pets.
Norma is survived by her sister-in-law, Ardith Larsen; her Larsen nieces and nephews and their families: Robert (GiGi) Larsen, James Larsen, Lauri (Tracy) Smith, Kris Ann (Dan) Warnke, and Mary (Dave) Duncan; and her Holzberger nieces and their families: Kristy (Roger) Volentine, Karol (Ed) Swotek, Dorann (Paul) Bartels, Wilda (Richard) Lyons, Myra Wilcox, and Vonda Ford.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elmer Holzberger on December 13, 2015; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Christian and Alvina Holzberger; brothers, Chris Larsen and Larry Larsen; nephews, Kurt and Kerry Oldenburg and Larry Larsen; sister-in-law, Ruth (Bland) Oldenberg; and brother-in-law, Milbert (Edna Mae) Holzberger.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established with the Gordon Rushville School Foundation. Donations may be sent to P.O. Box 530 Gordon, NE 69343.