Norma J. Purpus, 85, of North Garfield Street, Minster, died at 6:11 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at her residence.
She was born on Dec. 11, 1926, in Minster, to Julius and Nora (Ritter) Woehrmyer, and they preceded her in death.
On April 12, 1947, at St. Augustine Church in Minster, she married Theodore “Ted” Purpus, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 20, 2007.
She is survived by her children, Nancy (Tim) Jay, Don Purpus and Jay (Renee) Purpus, all of Minster; nine grandchildren; her adopted family; a brother-in-law.
She was preceded in death by a daughter and son-in-law, Janet (Lyndel) Belcher; three siblings.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Augustine Catholic Church, with the Rev. Rick Nieberding officiating. Burial will take place in St. Augustine Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Memorials may be made to Minster Area Life Squad or to Grand Lake Hospice.
Condolences may be made at Hogenkampfh.com.