MADISON-Norma Jean Weiler was born on 4/15/1942 In Manona, Iowa at home on a small family farm. She had many journeys in her life, and on November 3, 2019 departed on her final journey after battling congestive heart failure for over 15 years. Throughout her colorful life Norma accomplished many things. She graduated from Loyal High School in 1959. Afterwards she married Gary C. Weiler, and had two wonderful children, Kristine and Lorin. They divorced in 1967 and Norma never remarried. She decided to go to school, at the University of Whitewater. She received a degree in programming and landed a job at Sentry Insurance in Stevens Point WI. Her and her family then moved to the Stevens Point area where Norma purchased a house in Polonia, and raised her two children there until they graduated from SPASH High School. Education was very important to Norma, so she later she went back to college, where she received a bachelor's degree at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and a Master's in Chemistry from the University of New Mexico, Norma also had an associate degree in Electronics.
During her time raising her two children, she put her kids first, and ran them around to many sports, some of which were swim team, gymnastics, hockey, and softball, they even managed to go skiing at Rib Mountain numerous times. Even though her life was a struggle, and money was tight, she still managed to take family vacations. One which was a month long throughout most of the western states. She took her two kids, the family dog, packed up a Vega, hooked up a trailer, and away they went. Somehow, she managed to pull this off without a hitch.
She moved back to Madison after a few years working out west. She spent her time in Madison working as an adjunct professor and teacher. She joined the Hoofer's Club because she loved boating and always wanted to learn how to sail. She cycled a lot, even doing a ½ Triathlon. She loved the outdoors, helping foreign exchange students and was always willing to play a game of Sheep's Head!
Norma was a strong Christian, always sharing her love for the Lord. In the 70's she was part of the Jesus People movement. She also went to New York and volunteered to work with David Wilkerson working with high risk youth and gang members. She loved life and will be greatly missed.
She is survived by a daughter, Kristine Podosek (David); son, Lorin Weiler; grandsons, Chase, Fletcher, and Shane; and a brother, Gary Levenhagen. She was proceeded by her parents, Ruth Robinson-Porath (d:1982) and Ferdinand Henninger (d:1968) and a brother, Eldon Henninger.
Service will be held November 15, 2019 at Springs of Hope located at 901 Femrite Drive, Monona, WI 53716. Viewing from 10-11 am, Memorial Service at 11:00 am followed by reception, and then grave side service
Winn-Cress Funeral Home
5785 Hwy Q
I am sorry to hear of Norma's passing. She loved the Lord and was always sharing Jesus wherever she went. Now she is not suffering but is praising Jesus and having a great time. I will always remember her joyful spirit.
She was a woman of strong convictions.
George and Tama DePrey Frazier are very sorry to hear of Norma's passing...
So sorry to hear of Norma's passing. I remember how she enjoyed coming to our Funtimers activities. I am unable to attend the funeral due to work. You have my deepest sympathy.
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