Norma L. Stemm, age 94, of Elkhart passed away on Sunday January 27, 2019 at Riverside Village Nursing Home. She was born on June 27, 1924 in Elkhart to Elmer and Frances (Kemp) Anderson. She married Luther F. Stemm on January 10, 1942 in Elkhart, he preceded her in death on February 7, 1996.
Norma was a loving wife, mom and grandmother. She was a member of the Elkhart Moose Lodge #599
Norma is survived by her son Luther “Luke” (Cindy Williams) Stemm Jr, of Elkhart, her daughter; Gayle Shinos of Sheshegwaning Reservation, Mantoulin Island, Canada, her grandchildren; Rick, Lisa, Melinda, JoAnna, Joe Pete and Megan, as well as thirteen great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren and her brother Robert Anderson of Nappanee. She was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter; Verna Stemm, her sisters; Verna Lindgren, Betty Whittle and Ruthie McCreary, her brother; Rodney Anderson and her granddaughter Jennifer.
A Memorial service will be held 12 pm on Wednesday February 6, 2019 at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, 1531 Cobblestone Blvd, Elkhart. Where friends may call one hour prior. Burial will follow at Rice Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the Stemm family at www.stemmlawsonpeterson.com