Norma was born June 8, 1924, on the family farm in rural Plymouth county located between Merrill and Hinton, the daughter of William and Lenore (Rush) Spies. She attended country school and graduated from Hinton High School.
She married Floyd Hartman Nov. 28, 1942, in South Sioux City, Neb.
The couple farmed in the Merrill and Hinton Iowa area until they moved to Hinton in 1995. Floyd died in November 1997.
Norma was a house wife and sold Avon in the Hinton area for many years.
She was a member of the Merrill Melbourne United Methodist Church where she was a member of the UMW and served as church treasurer.
In her free time she loved to crochet, cook and bake for the family, especially chicken and dumplings.
Survivors include one son, Cal and his wife Diane Hartman of South Sioux City, Neb.; one grandson, Scott and his wife, Ann Hartman of Council Bluffs; one granddaughter, Tami and her husband, Barry Walker also of Council Bluffs; two great-grandchildren, Brendan and Hayley Hartman; one sister, Ardie and her husband, Don Arndt of Hinton and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Allen; one sister, Mildred (Vernon) Farmer and two brothers: Gordon (Pauline) Spies and Wayne (Florence) Spies
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. today (Tuesday) at Hinton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Neva Thorn Perdue officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City. Visitation was after 4 p.m. Monday, with the family present from 6-8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City.
Condolences may be sent online to www.meyerbroschapels.com.