July 12, 1930 – February 26, 2022
Rita K. Norman, 91, of Bedford, passed away on Saturday, February 26, 2022.
Born July 12, 1930, in Heltonville, she was the daughter of Theodore and Nettie Katherine (Eddington) Lantz. She married Ervin Norman in 1948 and he preceded her in death in 1988. She retired as a case cleaner from General Motors. She was a member of the Heltonville Christian Church and enjoyed gardening and watching birds and squirrels. She was one of a kind and one of the strongest women you would ever meet.
Survivors include a son, Rick (Debbie) Norman, of Bedford; five grandchildren, Laura (Trent) Niflis, Drew (Amanda) Norman, Dylan (Mikayla) Norman, and Lisa (Jack) Hunt; seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, Robert Lantz,
of Bedford, Danny (Sherry) Lantz, of TX, and John Lantz, of IL; four sisters, Jean Ryan, of Oolitic, Karen Christl, Pamela
(Eddie) Gonzelez, and Teddi Glenn, all of IL; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, Randy Norman; a daughter, Jennifer Norman; a grandson, Ronnie Rainey.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 5th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Millard Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Gilgal Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until the hour of service on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.