Norma Angeline Stricker, 91, passed away on Sept. 15, 2023, at Azria Health Woodhaven, Great Bend, Kan. She was born on Nov. 22, 1931, to John and Rachel (Steinert) Karst, in Hoisington, Kan. Norma married Glen Stricker on Sept. 28, 1952, at Bender Hill Lutheran Church in Russell County, Kan. He passed on Aug. 17, 2022.
A lifetime Barton County resident, Norma was a homemaker for many years. She later worked in the banking industry, in general banking for the Credit Bureau and as a teller at Security State Bank. Norma was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church, serving in WELCA and as the Church Council treasurer. She had great interest in ancestry/genealogy, cooking, sewing, and was an avid reader. Norma was known for turning the end results of whatever Glen grew in his garden into canned items or baked into pies. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include, a son, Anthony “Tony” Stricker of Great Bend; two daughters, Cynthia Axman of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Michelle Lanham and husband Chuck of Fort Worth, Texas; three sisters, Dolores Deutsch of Hoisington, Kan., Marjorie Kraft of Ness City, Kan., and Rita Thompson of Kansas City, Mo.; three granddaughters, Alisha Hunley and husband Clifton, Baylee Lanham and Keely Lanham; two great grandchildren, Jarrett Hunley and KayLynne Hunley; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen; her parents; sister, Helen Schwien; and a grandson, Jared Axman. Visitation will be held from noon to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023, at Bryant Funeral Home, with family to receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023, at St. Mark Lutheran Church with Pastor Adam Wutka presiding. Interment will be in Golden Belt Memorial Park. Memorials have been designated to St. Mark Lutheran Church, in care of Bryant Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Sept. 19, 2023#