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In Loving Memory of
Norma Jean Zubal

Norma Jean Zubal 87, of Edwardsville, Illinois passed away on Friday, October 4, 2019 at her home.

 Norma was born on April 9, 1932 in Edwardsville, Illinois; the daughter of the late Norman and Lydia (Sievers) Schoettle. Norma was a homemaker, bookkeeper and secretary.  She worked with her husband and later her son as the bookkeeper and secretary for the family business for over 60 years.  She was a passionate and talented quilter, embroiderer and loved making ceramics.  But most of all she was passionate about her family, friends and her beloved Blues Hockey and football.  She was a devoted wife and mother.  She enjoyed participating in her children’s sporting events.  All three of her children made nationals in their respective sports from her diligent involvement and encouragement.  Norma was a social butterfly who enjoyed dancing in her earlier years and later in life bridge club with her many girlfriends. 

 Norma is survived and will be dearly missed by her sister, Marlene (Anthony) Benelli and Norman (Judy) Schoettle, sons; Stan Lee (Christina Kaman) Zubal of Edwardsville, Illinois and Michael Zubal of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; grandchildren, Katelyn Witsell, Amanda Zubal and step-grandchildren Breanna Blanton and Gabrielle Blanton; great-grandchild, Zoe Deatherage and her dearest friend of over 60 years, Penny Blume. 

 In addition to her parents, Norma was preceded in death by her sister, Vera Mae Schoettle, husband; Gilbert J. Zubal, whom she married on July 3, 1954, and her daughter, Kathryn L. Witsell and her son-in-law Cutler Witsell.

 Visitation will be held on Friday, October 11, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Saksa Funeral Home, 210 N. Kansas, Edwardsville, Illinois.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Saksa Funeral Home. Burial will follow at St. James Cemetery in Edwardsville. Memorials are suggested to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

Thomas Saksa Funeral Home 2205 Pontoon Rd Granite City IL 62040  618-876-4321
Saksa Mateer Funeral Home  210 N. Kansas Edwardsville IL 62025  618-656-7577

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