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In Memory Of

Norma Morlok
Norma Morlok, 90, of Carroll, Iowa, (formerly of Columbus, Nebraska) died Friday, February 17, 2012, at the Carroll Health Center in Carroll, Iowa.

The funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 21, at 10:30 AM at Peace Lutheran Church in Columbus, Nebraska, with the Rev. Cory Burma officiating. Interment will be at the Columbus Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Gass Haney Funeral Home and continue on Tuesday from 9:30 AM until service time at the church. There will be a family prayer service on Tuesday at 10:15 AM at the church.

Norma (Wilke) Morlok was born December 20, 1921 in Platte County, Nebraska to Herman “Rudolf” and Marie (Marty) Wilke. She was baptized, confirmed, and received her education at Christ Lutheran northeast of Columbus, Nebraska. She was twice the winner of the Platte County spelling contest in 1935 and 1936. She married Edmund Morlok on December 27, 1945 at Christ Lutheran Church. She and Ed farmed south of Madison, Nebraska for 27 years where they were members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Madison. She continued as a housewife when they retired from farming in 1972 and moved to Columbus where she was a member of Peace Lutheran Church. She worked part-time for a printing company, gardened, quilted, and enjoyed being part of a women’s bible study group. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is remembered for her beautiful irises, bountiful garden, and many favorite recipes enjoyed by her family. She moved to Carroll, Iowa in April of 2003 after her husband’s death and was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Memorials may be made to Peace Lutheran in Columbus or St. Paul’s Lutheran in Carroll.

Norma is survived by:
Son — Ron (Jane) Morlok of Carroll, IA
Daughter — Andrea (Rich) Beversdorf of York, NE
Son — Clay (Karen) Morlok of Maplewood, MN
Daughter — Marilyn (Brad) Meister of Littleton, CO
Sister-in-law — Verna Wilke of Columbus, NE
Sister-in-law — Mari (Jerry) Green of Sun City, AZ
Sister-in-law — Helen (Earl) Kallweit of Platte Center, NE
Sister-in-Law — Ruth Morlock of Pleasanton, CA
Brother-in-law — Bob Morlok of San Jacinto, CA
Brother-in-law — Ray Morlok of Paradise, CA
Grandson - Josh Beversdorf
Grandson - Ryan Morlok
Granddaughter - Kendra Morlok
Granddaughter - Michelle Morlok
Granddaughter - Nicole Morlok
Great-grandson - Lucas Beversdorf
Great-granddaughter - Serenity Beversdorf
Great-granddaughter - Anna Bromm
Great-grandson - Joseph Bromm
Great-granddaughter - Elizabeth Bromm
Great-granddaughter - Teresa Bromm

Norma was preceded in death by:
Father - Herman “Rudolf” Wilke
Mother - Marie Wilke
Husband - Edmund Morlok
Brother - Arthur Wilke
Brother - Allen Wilke
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