Funeral Services are 10:30 a.m, Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at West Fairview Mennonite Church with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation is Monday 1-8:00 p.m. at Lauber Funeral Home, Milford, with family and friends from 6-8:00 p.m. Also 1 hour prior to services Tuesday at the church. Memorials have been established and may be directed in care of the family. Pallbearers are Eric and Todd Jungbluth, Jason, Mitchell and Adam Snyder and Matthew, Brandon and Shawn Stutzman and Ryan Bechtold. Honorary Pallbearers are Benjamin Stutzman and Scott Nannen.
Nora Lea Stutzman was born June 23, 1929, in Cordova, Nebraska to Carl and Velma (Noler) Paulsen, the oldest of six children, and passed away Thursday, November 14, 2019, at the Greene Place Senior Living Care Center in Seward, Nebraska at the age of 90.
As a young girl, Nora attended country school district #16 near Beaver Crossing, later graduating from Beaver Crossing Public School with the class 1946. On January 1, 1948, Nora was united in marriage to Clair Stutzman at the United Methodist Parsonage in Beaver Crossing. To this union nine children were born: Ronnie, Connie, Scott, Kent, Susan, Janet, Bryan, Terry and James. Together they were baptized at the Milford Mennonite Church and later became members of West Fairview Mennonite Church. In her earlier days, Nora Lea taught students at country school district #39, and #78 for several years. She also was a hard-working farm wife and mother. She enjoyed attending to her large garden, raising chickens and was an avid reader. After her husband’s death in 1986, Nora worked at Sunrise Country Manor as a cook for over 17 years. In her retirement, Nora continued to sew, do other needle work and loved to complete crossword puzzles. She also was an excellent cook and baker.
Survivors include her children and spouses, Ronnie and Amy Stutzman, Milford, Connie and Nelson Bechtold, Bainbridge, PA, Scott and Kathy Stutzman, Milford, Kent Stutzman, Agnew, NE, Susan Stutzman, Milford, Janet and Richard Snyder, Seward, Bryan and Lindsay Stutzman, Lincoln, Terry and Jolene Stutzman, also of Lincoln, James Stutzman of Glendale Heights, IL, 23 grandchildren, 1 step grandson, 26 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, sisters, Joanne Baack, Cedar Rapids, IA, Carol Sell, Seward and brothers and sisters-in-law, Kenneth and Joyce Paulsen, Seward, Robert and Rose Paulsen, Friend, Alice Armstrong, Lynchburg, Tennessee, JoAnn Stutzman, Westminster, CO, many nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Nora was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Clair in 1986, granddaughter, Angela Stutzman, 2006, great-grandson, Trevyn Roth, 2014, a step-great granddaughter, Harmony Nannen, 2018, a brother, Dale Paulsen, daughter-in-law, Karleen Stutzman,2018, and brothers-in-law, Ellis Stutzman, Ivan Baack and Neil Sell.
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