Norma Reed, 98, of Spring Grove

Norma Belle (Wemette) Reed, age 98 of Spring Grove, passed away Friday, April 19 2019, at Tweeten Lutheran Healthcare in Spring Grove, surrounded by her family.

Norma was born on February 12, 1921 in Minneapolis, MN, the fourth child of ten of Oscar and Gustava (Olson) Wemette.

She was a 1938 Viroqua, WI High School graduate, and attended Normal Teacher’s School she later taught in Esofea, WI

On January 7, 1944 Norma married Loren Earl (Jim) Reed in Viroqua.

The couple farmed in Westby and La Farge, WI, and Norma’s husband Jim worked at a lumber business in Hillsboro, WI before moving to Spring Grove in 1957.

Jim and Norma raised six daughters while in Spring Grove, before moving to La Crosse in 1972. 

Norma studied accounting at WWTC and then worked as a bookkeeper at the La Crosse Country Club for ten years and retired in 1984. 

After Jim’s death in 1995, Norma moved back to Spring Grove, in 2005.

Norma was a past member of Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in La Crosse, and upon returning to Spring Grove, renewed her membership at Trinity Lutheran, she was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

She enjoyed Journaling, crossword puzzles, and playing cards; But most of all Norma enjoyed being wherever her family was.

Survivors include five daughters Diane (Mike) Schmidt of Spring Grove and Florida, Donna (Gary) Glasrud of Burnsville, MN, Linda Larson of Savage, MN, Janice (Art) Peterson of Chaska, MN and Maribeth Anderson of Laguna Woods, CA, and son-in-law Tony Young of Spokane, WA.

Fifteen Grandchildren and thirty-two great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her siblings Mary Strangstalien of Westby, WI, Bob (Bev) Wemette of Alma, WI, and Pat (Bruce) Daniel of Belvidere, ILL, and sisters-in-law Pat Wemette of Georgia, and Kathy Wemette of Keokuk, IA, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, and her husband Jim, she was preceded in death by her daughter Kathy Young, granddaughter Michele Schmidt, son-in-law Brad Larson grand-son-in-law Lew Kelly, and six siblings Lawrence, Francis, Harry, William (Bill), Tom, and Lorraine Dustin.