Norma S. Tamisiea


Norma S. Tamisiea, age 85, of Missouri Valley, Iowa, passed away on Friday, July 6, 2018 at Community Memorial Hospital in Missouri Valley. Norma was born January 22, 1933 in Magnolia, Iowa to Alma and Loretta Buffum. Norma graduated from Magnolia High School. She married Donald Tamisiea on September 12, 1952 at St. Patrick’s. She worked at Sunnyside, then Kopper Kettle for many years. Norma’s passion was working.

Norma is preceded in death by her husband Donald, son Francis, sisters and brothers.

Survivors include daughter: Susan Carter and husband Kenneth of Council Bluffs, Iowa, daughter in law: Cheryl Weldon Tamisiea of Mondamin, Iowa, grandchildren: Marie Carter, Dakota Tamisiea, Ben Tamisiea, sisters: Lorene Thallas of Blair, Nebraska, Linda Coddington of Missouri Valley, Iowa, many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa.





In Loving Memory Of


Norma S. Tamisiea



January 22, 1933                                      Magnolia, Iowa


Entered Into Rest

July 6, 2018                                     Missouri Valley, Iowa


Funeral Service

10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Hennessey Funeral Home

Missouri Valley, Iowa


Officiating                            Pastor Connie McWilliams

Organist                                                        Kris Gash

Vocalist                                                  Rex Gochenour


Vocal Selections

“Ave Maria”                                     “Old Rugged Cross”


Honorary Bearers

Marie Carter                                                Ben Tamisiea

Dakota Tamisiea


Casket Bearers

Larry Meyers                                                  Alex Meyers

Rex Gochenour                                               Davey York

Doug Anderson                                              Nick Thallas


Final Resting Place

Magnolia Catholic Cemetery~ Magnolia, Iowa








































  • LuAnn Posted July 9, 2018 4:44 pm

    Café! She Norma Jean was a Rock Star at Sunnyside! Norma was a night owl and loved the 11:00 -7:00 am shift, during volleyball season I sometimes had the honor of working with her. After the bar crowd cleared out I would put a quarter in the juke box and play Jerry Lee Lewis, Great Balls of Fire. I would sing as loud as I could and dance mopping the floor, Norma would smile and laugh at me and in return I would sing louder just to see her million dollar smile! She loved the Smith kids, JoAnn, Robert and of course myself, but we loved Norma just as much! To knock on Norma house door and be invited inside, meant she trusted you and liked you. It was like knocking on the Wizard of Oz’s door, no one gets to see the Wizard of Oz, it was a badge of honor when she invited you in. I loved this lady, she was instrumental in my up bringing and I thank her for that.

    With great love, LuAnn

  • Barb Henggeler Posted July 9, 2018 8:26 pm

    I’m sorry to hear that Norma passed on. She was a very sweet,funny lady and a great neighbor. She will be missed. So sorry for the family’s loss.

  • Barb Henggeler Posted July 9, 2018 8:30 pm

    So very sorry for the family’s loss. Norma was very sweet and funny. Loved having her as my neighbor for all these years.

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