Norma Jean Slegers

Norma Jean Slegers

Norma Jean Slegers, 86, Hills, formeryly of Tyler, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills.

A funeral was Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at Holland Christian Reformed Church in Holland. Burial followed at Holland Cemetery.

Norma Miersma was born July 14, 1930, to Charles and Nettie (Lockhorst) Miersma in Fountain Prairie Township, Pipestone County. She was baptized that same year at Holland Christian Reformed Church in Holland and later made her profession of faith there as well. She lived near the Ruthton area for twenty years.

On March 7, 1951, she married Clarence Marvin Slegers at Holland Christian Reformed Church. The couple farmed and raised their family near Tyler.  Clarence died May 4, 1975. Norma Jean continued the farming operation. She moved to the Tuff Village in Hills in 2011, and in 2013 she became a resident of Tuff Memorial Home in Hills.

Norma Jean was a member of the Holland Christian Reformed Church. She was involved in Ladies Aid and taught Sunday School for approximately 60 years. She made time to pray and read her Bible every day. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, embroidering, crocheting, reading and journaling, traveling, baking and cooking. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is remembered by her children, Cherlyn (Rob) Brouwer of Luverne, Gaylin Slegers of Tyler, Narla (Dan) Top of Hills, Jake Slegers of Bratislavia, Slovakia; seven grandchildren, Heath (Jessica) Brouwer, Amy (Daryl) Fuerstenberg, Jerrad (Tracee) Brouwer, Joni (Louis) Deelstra, Kamie Slegers, Kerbie (Stefanie) Slegers, Rochelle (Cody) Statema; 22 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Harold (JoAnn) Miersma of Kentwood, Michigan. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence;  her parents; a daughter-in-law, Debb Slegers, and siblings Paul Miersma, Eibert Miersma, Harriet Kas, Wilma Jenkins and Caroline Spronk.

Arrangements were by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com.

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