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Welcome to the memorial page for

Norma Laverne (Hicks) Nommensen

October 31, 1930 ~ May 7, 2017 (age 86)

On May 7th, 2017, a beautiful Sunday morning, we lost our wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and great grandmother. Services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church Tuesday, May 16th at 11:00a.m.  

Norma Laverne Hicks Nommensen was born in Fort Benton, MT on 10/31/1930 to Edna Robison Hicks and Harold R Hicks, the third of six children.

Norma attended grade school at Harwood Country School near her home either walking to school or riding on horseback.  She attended high school in Geraldine, MT living in the dormitory provided by the school; graduating from Geraldine High School in 1949.  She then attended both Western College of Education in Dillon, MT and Northern College in Havre, MT graduating with a degree in education.

Norma taught school in three country schools, Elim, Big Bend and Promised Land until ending her teaching career in Power Public Schools in 1955. 

She married Robert Nommensen Sr on 12/30/1954.  She spent the next years raising her five children, and donating her spare time teaching Sunday School for 26 years at Trinity Lutheran Church and being a leader in 4-H with at one time having 29 members in Willing Workers 4-H Club along with 4 other leaders, teaching them sewing, cooking and being responsible citizens.

She later became a teachers aide and substitute teacher with the Great Falls Public Schools.

Norma was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church for over 60 years being confirmed and married by Pastor E.T. Leckband.  She would read the Bible daily and always reserved an hour every evening to pray for her family and anyone else she felt needed some help from our Lord.  She knew that someday she would meet face to face with the Savior and looked forward to it with no fear.  She died with many loving family members at her side.

She is survived by her loving family; husband of 62 years Robert; son, Robert Nommensen II (Bonnie) of Great Falls; daughters, Janice Bicsak (Keith) of Great Falls, Joan Buglione (Paul) of Boise, ID, Patricia Clark (Wayne) of Great Falls, and Pamela Nommensen (Roger) of Great Falls; 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, siblings Ken (Judy) Hicks and Don Hicks of Geraldine and Kathy (Chuck) Webster of Celina, OH as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents and by two older brothers, Glen and Robert.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church 1220 1st Avenue North, Great Falls, or donors choice.

 Service Information

Memorial Service
May 16, 2017

11:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church
1226 1st Ave. North
Great Falls, MT 59401

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