Norma Schneider, 1926-2018
Funeral services for Norma J. Schneider will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. John Holt will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will take place at Hillcrest Cemetery.
Norma passed away at her home in Albert Lea on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. She was 92 years old.
Norma Jean (Budach) was born June 20, 1926, to Arthur and Matilda “Tillie” (Schwartz) Budach in Minnesota Lake. At the age of 16, she moved to Mankato to attend business school. Shortly after she moved to Albert Lea to begin working.
On Sept. 23, 1947, she was united in marriage to Harold “Bud” Schneider in Minnesota Lake. To this union, three children were born. The couple were members at First Lutheran Church.
She began working at Dixon’s Drive-In as a waitress. She then would go to work for Wilson & Co., which later became Farmstead. From there she transitioned to Streater, where she worked as a key punch supervisor until her retirement. She was a very hard worker, often working well over her normal scheduled week. The only time Norma took vacation was to take a few days off to deep clean her home. If you knew Norma, you knew she kept a clean house — maybe it was part of her meticulous personality showing through.
Norma enjoyed playing piano, scrapbooking, cooking and baking, and loved her family gatherings the most. She always dreamed of going to New York, but was never able to achieve that dream. Norma was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, but she also had a stubborn side, which she like to blame on her German roots.
Norma is preceded in death by both parents; her husband, Bud; daughter, Barbara Jensen; siblings Marvin, Orville, Duane and Eileen; as well as numerous extended family and close friends.
She is survived by her children Jim Schneider and Janet Jensen; son-in-law, Gene Jensen; grandchildren Nicholas Beaver, Heather Schneider, Hillary Schneider, Beau (Dawn) Jensen, Angela (Caleb) Triplett and Tim (Jessica) Jensen; great-grandchildren Kayden, Kristina, Kaleb, Khamron, Kharizma, Chase, Destiny, Jaiden, Madisyn, Dakota, Acadia, Jesse, Ty, Carter, Jack and Elise; sisters-in-law Janice Budach and Kathryn Budach; as well as many other loving family members.
The family would like to thank the caregivers at Good Samaritan Society, most recently Lisa, Capri and Jessica; as well as her grandchildren Heather and Hillary for taking such good care of Norma and granting her wish by letting her stay in her home during the last couple months of her life.