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Norma Lucille (Aebig) Halverson

March 18, 1931 ~ September 10, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Norma Halverson Obituary

Norma Lucille (Aebig) Halverson passed away on September 10, 2023, in Muskegon, Michigan, at the age of 92. Norma was born on March 18, 1931, in Coopersville, Michigan. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and friend.

Norma  was  known  for  her  caring  and  loving  nature.  She  adored  holding  and  playing  with  her  children,  nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and  great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.   Norma  was  a source  of   information for  the  family,  keeping  track of   birthdays, addresses, graduations, and  parties.  She  enjoyed  socializing and  supporting her  children's activities and  involvement in the  Methodist church.

In  her  free  time,  Norma  found  joy in  sewing, quilting, making pickles, and helping with  peaches.  She was called the "peach Lady".  She also had a green thumb and loved working in her yard, which often attracted wildlife and occasional visitors.  Norma had a special bond with her brothers and sisters and would visit, or help them when needed.

Norma had a successful career at General Telephone (GTE).  She started as a switchboard operator in the 1950s and worked her way up to the engineering section over the decades. Norma was proud of her work as one of the beeper carriers who ensured the proper technicians kept the Michigan phone lines working.

Norma was active with Shelby United Methodist Church, Wood Avenue Methodist Church, and Crestwood United Methodist Church.  Her faith was an important part of her life.  In  addition to her career and hobbies, Norma was known for her kindness and generosity.  She volunteered at the Muskegon Food Bank and supported various charitable organizations.  

Norma's spirit lives on through her children:  Diane (Ken) Carlson, Karen (Tim) Boeve, Cheryl Ortiz, William (Dove) Halverson, and Bruce (Becky) Halverson.  She leaves  behind a legacy of 8 adoring grandchildren; Kristi, Shauna, John, Keith, Derek, Paige, Amber, and Ryan; 19  great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren. 

Norma is reunited in the great beyond with her loving husband, W. James Halverson.  She also joins her parents George and Leda Aebig, and her siblings; Irene (Warren) Luttmann, Evelyn Aebig, Wayne Aebig, Lois (John) Davidson, Joyce (Robert) Rabe, and Glenn (Joann) Aebig; and great-great-granddaughter, Addyson Cooper.

Memorial services will be conducted at 11 am, Friday, October 6, 2023,at the Shelby United Methodist Church, 68 E. Third Street, Shelby, Michigan 49455, with Pastor Beverly Williams  and Pastor Elroy J. Vesta officiating.  The family will receive friends from 10 am until the start of services at 11 am at the Church.  Interment will follow in the Mennonite Cemetery, 2052  S. 96th Avenue, Shelby, Michigan 49455.  A luncheon will follow at the Shelby United Methodist Church.

The family would like to acknowledge the loving care provided by staff at the The Village at the Oaks, 1740 Village Dr., Muskegon, MI 49442.

In memory of Norma, contributions can be made to: Crestwood United Methodist Church, 1220 Creston St, Muskegon, MI 49442 or M. A. P. Mission for Area People - Food Distribution Center, 2500 Jefferson St, Muskegon, MI 49444.

Harris Funeral Home, in Shelby, is in charge of arrangements.


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October 6, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Shelby United Methodist Church
68 E. Third Street
Shelby, MI 49455

Funeral Service
October 6, 2023

11:00 AM
Shelby United Methodist Church
68 E. Third Street
Shelby, MI 49455


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