Edna Norma Emma Gillette was born on October 24, 1918 to Chris and Mary (Buss) Detlefsen on their farm south of Macon in Franklin County. She passed away, on Friday, October 12, 2007 at the Golden Living Center in Franklin, Nebraska, at the age of 88. Norma was baptized, confirmed, and a member at Zion Lutheran Church at Macon. Norma attended school at Franklin graduating in 1938. Norma married Bill Scheuneman in California, while he was in the Navy. To this union was born a son, Doug Scheuneman. After Bill passed away Norma married Charles Gillette in Stamford, Nebraska on December 28,1955. To this union was born a son, Chris Gillette. Norma lived in many Nebraska communities during her life, Franklin, Alma, Ord, and Kearney, also in San Diego, California, and Faulkton, South Dakota. Norma was a wonderful wife, mother and homemaker, and through the years worked at the Franklin County Treasurer's Office, REA office, Kauffman and Wernert, the hospital in Ord, and at Quality Inn, Kearney. Her life was dedicated to supporting and helping her family. She was devoted to her family and they meant everything to her. Her family will especially remember her for her homemade bread and rolls, chicken and noodles, potato salad and of course her famous peanut brittle. Norma was a member of the church auxiliary, and VFW auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, LaVon "Bill" Scheuneman, second husband, Charles Gillette, brothers: John, Fred, Ralph, Amos, and Carl, sisters: Frieda Wickstrom, and Helena Johnson. Left to cherish her memories are: son, Doug Scheuneman, and wife, Mary of Red Cloud, son, Chris Gillette,and wife, Judy, of Wichita, sister, Wilma Long, and husband Kenneth of Franklin, brother in law, Sam Gillette and wife, Ruth, of Alma, and brother in law, John Gillette, and wife, Virginia of San Diego. Surviving grandchildren are Todd Scheuneman, and wife, Tami of Inavale, Tara Younger, and husband, Cole of Red Cloud, step grand daughter Kristina Belveal, and husband, Chris of Halstead, Kansas, and great grand children: Tristan Niles, Callie Younger, Toby, Taylor, and Tyler Scheuneman, and Andy, Maggie, and Alex Thielen.
Services at: Zion Lutheran Church, Macon, Nebraska
Time of Service: Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at 10:00 A.M.
Clergy: Revs. Baron and Nancy Cole
Burial: Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Macon, Nebraska
Memorials to: To the family's choice.
Visitation: Sunday, 2 PM - 8 PM, Monday 8 AM - 8 PM