Norma Kay Banzhaf age 76 formerly of Cambridge passed away on September 24, 2019 at Emerald Nursing Home in Cozad, NE after a long battle with Alzheimers. She was the youngest daughter born to Chet and Lucille (Kubik) Lamb on March 11, 1943. Norma attended school in Cambridge and graduated with the Class of 1960.
Norma was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart, Marvin Banzhaf on November 26, 1960. To this union they had one daughter, Shauna. Marvin preceded her in death on December 5, 2018.
Norma was a homemaker and worked beside Marvin on the farm. They grew corn, soybeans, alfalfa and raised cattle, hogs, and chickens. She loved working outside and loved caring for her animals giving extra care to her dogs and cats. Norma was an excellent cook and loved sharing her baked goods with anyone who would come to visit.Family was important to Norma and she enjoyed spending time with her grand kids.
Norma had a dear heart and would help anyone who needed an extra hand.
Norma was a life long member of the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. She was Baptized and received her First Communion, Confirmed and married in the church.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Chet and Lucille; husband; Marvin and a great-nephew: Chet Wickizer.
Norma is survived by her daughter: Shauna and husband Jeff Wilken of Smithfield, NE; 2 grandchildren: Cheyenne and her husband Michael Fitzgerald of Axtell, NE and Wyatt Wilken of Smithfield, NE; sister: Shirley Wickizer of Cambridge, NE; along with many nieces and nephews.
Rosary will be recited on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Lockenour-Jones Mortuary in Cambridge, NE. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, September 27, 2019 at 10:30 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Cambridge with Father Ken Wehrs. Interment will be in the St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Cambridge. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 10:00 AM till 7:00 PM at the Lockenour-Jones Mortuary from till after Rosary. Family will be present to greet friend from 6:00 till 7:00 PM. Friends may leave on-line condolences on-line at lockenour.com. Memorials may be left in Shirley's name to the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.