Norma Rose Bildstein – Dyersville – Mix 94.7 KMCH


Norma Rose Bildstein, 87, of Dyersville, Iowa, died Thursday, September 16, 2021 at the Anamosa Care Center, Anamosa, Iowa.

Visitations will be held from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, September 20, 2021 at the Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville. Visitations will continue from 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at the funeral home before the funeral mass.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at Saint-François-Xavier Basilica in Dyersville with interment in the church cemetery. Reverend Tyler Raymond will officiate.

Norma was born on July 27, 1934 in Petersburg, Iowa, daughter of Raymond and Rose (Wulfekuhle) Lammers. She married Cletus A. Bildstein on August 19, 1952 in Petersburg, Iowa. Together they cultivated in Petersburg before moving to Dyersville. She worked at Ertl Toy Company from 1968 to 1998.

Norma was a strong woman, a loving mother and a proud grandmother / great grandmother. She relied on her Catholic faith to overcome many challenges in life. She loved jokes, dice, cards, reading, country music, and traveling. Each outing included a meal at his favorite restaurant, Pizza Ranch.

Survivors include three sons, Daniel Bildstein and Duane “Pork” (Laura), both of Dyersville, and Charles (Carol), of Anamosa; eight daughters, Linda Pape, Dianne Hess and Laurie (John) Meyer of Dyersville, Marcia (Ron) Leuchs of Worthington, Connie (Terry) Gogel, Anamosa, Mary Lou (Bill) McMahon, of Bankston, Barb (Ken) Schulte of Luxembourg, and Cathy (Kevin) McCabe, of North Aurora, Il, 41 grandchildren, 54 great grandchildren and two en route, two sisters: Edith Bildstein of Dyersville and Helen Rodenberg of Cedar Rapids.

She was predeceased by her parents, husband Clete in 2000, granddaughter, Chelsey Bildstein in 2014, great grandson, Jayden Wilgenbusch in 2014, sons-in-law, Pat Hess, Gene Pape, Scott Moyer, two brothers: Ambrose, “Pete” Lammers, Edward Lammers and many in-laws.

The family would like to thank Norma’s caregivers over the past few years.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made at the Chelsey’s Dream Foundation.

Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville is helping the family and information is available at Online condolences and briefs can be sent to Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW, Dyersville, IA 52040.

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