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Margaret "Peg" Mae Norris

May 12, 1932 - November 10, 2022
From: Spencer, IA
Margaret "Peg" Mae Norris

Margaret "Peg" Mae Norris

Born: May 12, 1932
Died: November 10, 2022
Age: 90

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     Margaret Mae (Schlagel) Norris, best known as “Peg”, of Spencer, Iowa, passed away on November 10, 2022, at 90 years old.  Peg was born on May 12, 1932, to Ray and Paulina Schlagel in Culbertson, Nebraska.  After graduating from Culbertson High School she went on to study at Kearney State Teacher’s College (UNKearney). In 1950, while at school, Peg met Ken Norris. Sparks flew and they were married on May 20, 1951. Together they raised three daughters and one son.

     After having children, Peg dedicated her life to motherhood and homemaking.  Whether assisting Ken while building his real estate business or providing guidance to her kids through their various passions and life challenges, Peg was there with love and encouragement. Throughout her life, she was a positive influence to all who knew her.  

An avid bridge player and golfer, Peg developed many cherished friendships built around these activities. Peg loved to play bridge! Tuesdays at the Club were a favorite, but any day of the week, just ask, she’d be there.  Each year, Peg and her friends would hold a Christmas cookie exchange, where she shared her delicious caramel candies with friends and family. Taught by her mother, Peg perfected and passed down the recipe and skills necessary to make a Nebraska classic and family favorite – the runza!

     In 1976, ancient mammoth bones were discovered while building their home on West 11th Street. The bones were later donated to the local historical society, and Ken and Peg have supported the Parker Museum and Clay County Heritage Center since. Additionally, Peg has been an active member of Grace United Methodist Church since moving to Spencer in 1955. Her faith in God was unshakable. She relied heavily on that faith, and spoke often of her trust in His plan for her life.

      Peg was preceded in death by her parents, older sister, Mary Ellen Fluegeman, and her husband, Ken Norris. She is survived by her twin sister, Marge Perren; her children: Deb Norris, Sandy Norris Murray (Dick), Jenny Zalaznik (Kevin), Kyle Norris (Diedra); her grandchildren: Drew Hjelm (Rebecca), Andy Murray, Alex Murray, Katy Taylor (Grant) and five great grandchildren with one on the way.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Clay County Heritage Center, Grace United Methodist Church, or the American Legion Glen Pedersen Post No. 1 in Iowa.

SERVICES
Memorial Services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Thursday, December 1, 2022 at the Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer.

In lieu of flowers, a Memorial Fund has been established.
OFFICIATING
Pastor Tim Frasher

Eulogy by Katy Taylor
VISITATION
Will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., Wednesday, November 30, 2022 with the family present at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
MUSIC
Congregational Hymns
"In The Garden"
"Amazing Grace"

Solo
"Jealous Of Angels"

By Laura Carlentini
Pianist, Ray Meyer
INTERMENT
Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa

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Friday, November 18, 2022 at 6:59 PM
“My deepest sympathy goes out to Deb, Sandy, Jenny and Kyle and all their families- Peg was like a mom to me - I have known what a wonderful Mom and friend to all she was for my entire life- my thoughts and prayers are with you all and will always be.”
- Annie Woods
Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 11:47 AM
“So sorry to hear of your loss. Celebrate the many memories as you mourn the loss of your mother. Your family is in my prayers. ”
- Bill Orrison
Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 8:02 AM
“Jenny, Kyle, and Family, So very sorry for your loss. Hold tight to the good memories!”
- Sue Hallett
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 3:45 PM
“So sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Let the Lord wrap his arms around you and the families to help you through this sad time.
Janet”
- Janet Gray Galm
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 11:10 AM
“So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Thinking of you and your families.”
- Liz Stevenson
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 11:10 AM
“She was a very special lady. I always enjoyed our time together. Was a pleasure to get to share Jesus with each other and pray together. Heaven is celebrating her joyous entrance. May the Lord grant each of you peace and comfort and surround you with His love.”
- BarB Krumm
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 11:10 AM
“So very sorry for your precious loss of this
amazing lady in your family....we are never ready to part ways with a parent but she was greeted by Jesus and Ken on her beautiful journey. Take comfort in her blessings and memories always.....she was blessed with a wonderful family to carry on her memories. May you all find strength, peace, comfort, and love from God and one another at this time.”
- Stacey Halling-Caskey, Kayla Caskey, and Bob Hargens
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 11:10 AM
“So very sorry for your precious loss of this
amazing lady in your family....we are never ready to part ways with a parent but she was greeted by Jesus and Ken on her beautiful journey. Take comfort in her blessings and memories always.....she was blessed with a wonderful family to carry on her memories. May you all find strength, peace, comfort, and love from God and one another at this time.”
- Stacey Halling-Caskey, Kayla Caskey, and Bob Hargens
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 11:10 AM
“I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Peg, she was one of my favorite clients to chat with. I will surely miss her and our chats during her Massages. God Bless ”
- Angie Johnson
Monday, November 14, 2022 at 7:37 PM
“I am so sorry for your loss I just heard about Peg's passing this morning. She was one of my favorite client. She truly will be missed,I will miss our chats during her Massages. Hugs and God Bless.”
- Angie Johnson
Monday, November 14, 2022 at 7:37 PM
“SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS ONE DAY AT A TIME brad bolyard”
- Bradley A bolyard
Monday, November 14, 2022 at 7:37 PM
“I am so deeply sorry about the loss of your mother. Thoughts and prayers to entire family. ”
- Jackie Paulsen
Monday, November 14, 2022 at 7:37 PM
“To Peg's family``We are sorry for your loss. We are sure there is one more bridge table in heaven. May she rest in peace and may you be consoled in your many good memories of her. Duane & Joan Kallsen”
- Duane & Joan Kallsen
Monday, November 14, 2022 at 7:49 AM
“Sending our thoughts and prayers to your family. ”
- Angie Fassbender
Monday, November 14, 2022 at 7:49 AM
“Jenny and family,
So sorry for your loss. I knew her from Curves when I worked there. She was always very friendly and we had some good laughs. May God wrap his loving arms around you all and comfort you through family and friends at this difficult time.”
- Linda Versluis & John Kluever
Sunday, November 13, 2022 at 12:24 PM
“Norris family. Peg will always be remembered by our family as the caramel lady from the cookie exchange every Christmas.”
- Don Hypse
Sunday, November 13, 2022 at 12:24 PM
“To all in the Norris family i extend to you my prayers of sympathy during this time of loss.”
- mari lu larson
Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 7:41 AM
“Family of Peg, We are so sorry for your loss May God's Peace be with you and your family ”
- Tami Mugge Diekmann
Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 7:41 AM
“To all of the Norris family my heart goes out to all of you ! May she rest in peace.
Hugs to all of you !”
- Rhonda Olson
Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 7:41 AM
“So sorry to hear of Peg’s passing. She touched many lives and will be missed. ”
- Margaret Molitor
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