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“Tracey and The Rotterman family, Our sympathy on the loss of your Mom. We feel badly that we were away and not able to see you in person. Please...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Rick and Shannon Dickman - MN

“All of our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.Take comfort in knowing Norma is now at peace. With all of our love, Chris,Christina...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Christina Nundahl - Burnsville, MN

“Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about Norma's passing. Our deeepest sympathy to you all. Even though Norma was taken from you...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Jim and Lori Nauman - Blue Earth, MN

“My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who had the pleasure of knowing Norma Jean. She was a wonderful person and she leaves us with a lot of...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Marsha Danger Lanham - Thornton, CO

“I remember Norma as such a nice woman when I saw her, whom always had a smile and real warm and whole-hearted laugh. Keeping her family in my prayers...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Troy Johnson - Des Moines, IA

“Dear Francis and the rest of the Family, Bruce & I have had you all in our thoughts & prayers for months. I am so glad to have known Norma. She...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Cindy Lyon - Blue Earth, MN


Norma Rotterman , 69, of Buffalo Center, IA, passed away of cancer on Wednesday afternoon, July 25, 2012 at Parker Oaks Communities in Winnebago, MN under the care of United Hands Hospice. A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 am Monday, July 30, 2012 at the St. John's Catholic Church located in Bancroft, IA with Pastor John Thomas officiating. Burial will be at the Saint John's Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 pm Sunday, July 29, 2012 at the Patton Funeral Home located in Blue Earth MN, and one hour prior to services at the church on Monday. The birth of Norma Jean Anderson took place in Forest City, Iowa on May 14, 1943 to her parents Albin and Eva (Danger) Anderson and her eight year-old brother Gary. On November 29, 1958, she was united in marriage to Francis D Rotterman at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ledyard, IA. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Rosary Society, serving as president for several years. Norma also taught catechism for several years at her church. Throughout her lifetime, Norma enjoyed spending time with family, working with beef cattle, embroidering tea towels and quilt blocks, flower gardening, cooking and baking. Norma leaves her husband of 53 years, Francis Rotterman; children: Terri Springer and husband Mike, Traci Schwab, Bill Rotterman and wife Jill, Tina Nimz and husband Douglas, Tonya Reed and husband David, Adopted son Bradley Rotterman Grandchildren: Danica Nauman, Dusty Nauman, Darin Engelby and wife Katie, Natice Schwab, Sophia, Max and Ava Rotterman; Drake, Abby and Jack Nimz; Emma and Libby Reed; Step-granddaughter, Kristin Reed; Great-grandchild, Riley Bauer Brother, Gary Anderson and wife Lucy; Nephews, Scott, David and Gary Allen Anderson As Norma arrives at her final destination she will be greeted by her parents Albin & Eva Anderson, stepmother Helen Anderson, sister-in-law Sylvia Anderson and nephew Bruce Anderson. The family extends a special thank you to the staff at Parker Oaks and the caregivers of United Hands Hospice for their compassionate care of Norma. The Oakcrest Funeral Services of Bancroft, IA is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made to www.oakcrestfuneralservices.com. (515) 885-2521